Augusta Worship Center starts each new year pursuing a deeper relationship with God through fasting and prayer. We join in unity with our CLGI churches all over the world. There is nothing more powerful than the people of God joined together on one accord in fasting and prayer. (Eph 4:13-16). We have experienced miracles, signs and wonders during this season of Consecration. The benefits to our members are endless. If this is true, then you may ask yourselves, what is a consecration? How do I participate?
WHAT IS CONSECRATION?
Consecrate’ means to dedicate, devote, separate, or give oneself wholly to God. The secr part of consecrate comes from the Latin word sacer which means sacred. We find God first charged the OT priests to consecrate themselves which meant they were to sanctify (separate) themselves to Him and dedicate their time and attention to the service of the Lord (Gen 28:3,41; 29:9,33-35). We’re obviously are not OT priests, so why do we consecrate?
Peter refers to the NT saints as a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people (1 Pet 2:9). We too are commanded by God to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which he says is our reasonable service. (Rom 12:1-2) This time of consecration calls us to separate ourselves from the usual pleasures of life dedicating ourselves to prayer and fasting. God says in Isaiah 58:6, “Is this not the fast that I have chosen?”
We fast, pray, and dedicate ourselves, but not in vain. The benefits of consecrating is limitless. God says, he will loose the bands of wickedness and undo heavy burdens, set us free, and break yokes in our lives when we fast. (Isa 58:6-14) This is the secret to the spiritual victory in Christ Jesus. In fact, we find Christ as our ideal example of consecrating himself. In Matt 4, the Spirit leads him into the wilderness to be tempted. Because he fasted for 40 days, he was ready for the tests of Satan.
We must consecrate ourselves to prepare us for spiritual warfare. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph 6:12) We gain power over Satan and his kingdom when we fast.
If you are looking for deliverance in your lives, join us. We are fasting weekly in January from Monday through Wednesday at 4 pm. Please connect with us so we provide you more instructions and add you to our prayers.