The New Life family will focus on holiness and purity in 2010. We will fast and sacrifice unholy things for 31 days, allowing us to hear from God more clearly for direction and guidance for this New Year. Make the daily confessions of purity and holiness.
The New Life family will be focusing on holiness and purity while fasting and praying during our 31 day consecration in January 2010. Pastor Matthews wants us all to petition the Holy Spirit to reveal whatever unholy things need to be addressed in our lives. We will sacrifice those things for 31 days. God promises that as we set aside this time of consecration, we will hear from Him more clearly for direction and guidance for this New Year.
Our January 2010 Consecration will feature services on fasting days. That’s every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at New Life Central. Also, during the month of January, our Tuesday Night Study in The Word service, held at New Life East, and Life Groups Bible Studies, held at the New Life Center of Excellence, will be canceled in deference to the consecration services.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming 2010 Consecration, please feel free to contact the ministry @ 205.425.4735.
Below you will see the fasting and prayer guidelines for January 2010:
- Fast on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from the time you awake until 3:00 PM.
- Focus on holiness and purity.
- You may have one meal after 3:00 PM on fasting days.
- You must drink water only (no other beverages of any kind).
- Set aside personal time for prayer 12:00 Noon on fasting days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).
- Daily Prayer of Consecration held Monday – Friday, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM at New Life Central (Everyone is welcome to attend).
Confessions of Purity and Holiness
Thank you Father for creating in me a clean heart. I thank you for renewing a right spirit within me. I am a vessel of honor. I am sanctified and meet for the Master’s use. God has cleansed my conscience from dead works. I’m cleansed from the works of the flesh, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, wrath, selfish ambitions, inordinate affections, evil desires, malice, blasphemy, and filthy communication. These fleshly deeds are put to death. My body is God’s temple. God dwells in my body by His Spirit, and because He does, I glorify God in body and in my spirit. Reference Scriptures: Psalm 51:1; Timothy 2:21; Hebrews 9:14; Galatians 5:19-20; Colossians 3:5; I Corinthians 6:19-20, 3:16
The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. I flee youthful lusts. I follow righteousness, faith, love and peace. I have awakened to righteousness and I no longer practice sin. I’m in right standing with God. I am His righteous seed, and I walk worthy of His calling. I’m called righteousness and holy. I’m called out of darkness into His marvelous light. Reference Scripture: Romans 8:2; II Timothy 2:22; I Corinthians 15:34; II Corinthians 5:21
Jesus is the Vine. I am the branch; and because the Root is holy, I’m also holy. I am a partaker of God’s holiness. My life produces the fruit of holiness. Others partake of my life and are not contaminated. My life shows forth the praises of God. Reference Scriptures: St. John 15:5; Romans 11:16; I Peter 2:9
I release the light of God’s word over my hearing. God has opened my spiritual ears to hear. I hear the Spirit. When I hear God’s voice, I will not harden my heart. I’m anointed to hear His voice. God’s word is God’s voice speaking to me. I hear God’s voice through His word. The Spirit of God brings all things that God has said to my remembrance. Therefore, I harden not my heart to His word. The voice of strangers I know not, and will not follow. Reference Scriptures: Isaiah 50:4-5; Hebrews 3:15; St. John 1:14, 10:5, 14:26
As I spend time downloading the voice of God in me, before I call, He answers me. While I am still speaking, He hears me. God shows me the end of things from the beginning. He tells me of things that are not yet done. Before anything comes forth, He tells me and reveals to me the ways of life. God goes before me and makes the crooked places straight. I have understanding of the times and seasons. I know what to do, and I experience good success, in Jesus’ name – AMEN. Reference Scriptures: Isaiah 65:24, 46:10; Proverbs 12:28; Isaiah 45:2; I Chronicles 12:32; Joshua 1:8.
Daily Confessions – Make these confessions 10 times each at the hours of 9:00 AM, 12:00 NOON, and 3:00 PM daily…
“Jesus is Lord over my life…” (Ephesians 1:22)
“Jesus has taken away sickness, disease and poverty from my life…” (Exodus 15:26)
“Jesus is made unto me, wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption…” (I Corinthians 1:30)
“I cast all my cares on Him because He cares for me…” (I Peter 5:7)
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I do not want…” (Psalm 23:1)
“I can do all things through Christ Who strenghtens me…” (Philippians 4:13)