Consecration 2019

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Joshua told the people “Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow the Lord will do AMAZING things among you.” Joshua 3:5


What is Consecration?
To consecrate means to make or declare something; to dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose. We are challenging the body of Mt. Olivet to join together at the beginning of the year in order to consecrate or dedicate to Him a tithe (10%) of the number of days of the year by fasting and praying. When we do this we will see God operate powerfully in our ministry as we deny our flesh for a spiritual and natural purpose. Indeed, our spirits, souls, and bodies are cleansed and renewed during this special time. So we take this sacred time of prayer and fasting seriously as we look forward to what God has in store for us collectively and individually this year. The consecration period will be 36 days to fast, pray and seek God. The fast begins continues through March 11

Prayer During the Fast:
During the fast, we will pray in effort to communicate with God on a consistent basis. We trust that as you deny your flesh, your spirit man is better able to hear from the Lord. There is no time like the present to focus on what the Lord is saying to you concerning your future.
During this year’s consecration we encourage everyone, wherever you may be, to pray three times a day (Monday-Friday) at 7 am, 12 noon and 7 pm.

More Resources:
Download our Consecration brochure to get tips about fasting.
Download our Prayer and Fasting flyer to share with your kids or use for yourself.



Scriptures to Read During the Fast

Here are 10 days of encouraging scriptures for you to use as a day by day guide for the next 10 days. Remember that we will pray together three times a day, during the week at 7:00 am, 12 noon and 7:00 pm. You can follow your own prayer schedule on the weekends.

WEDNESDAY, February 6 
Pray to Know God Better
READ: Ephesians 1:16–17

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him . . .

THURSDAY, February 7
(If you're abstaining from food, this may be a hard day)
Stand Firm
READ: Ephesians 6:13
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

FRIDAY, February 8

By Grace
READ: Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God . . .
Christ’s work on the cross is enough—a masterpiece of grace and love. It beautifully depicts both our helpless state and his unsolicited benevolence in a way that is both tragic and glorious at the same time.The more we see the gospel for what it truly is, the deeper our response of reverence, gratefulness, wonder, and joy. It is impossible to encounter his workmanship and move from the experience unchanged.What’s equally amazing is this same Divine Craftsman is at work on another masterpiece—you. In Ephesians 2:10, Paul says that “we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Will you let him work in and through you to produce what he envisioned for you, even before the creation of the world?


SATURDAY, February 9

Pray to Understand Your Calling
READ: Ephesians 1:16,18

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers that. . . having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints . . .


SUNDAY, February 10

Pray to Experience His Power
READ: Ephesians 1:18–20

That you may know . . . what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places


MONDAY, February 11

Pray to Experience His Inner Strength
READ: Ephesians 3:16

That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.

TUESDAY, February 12

Pray to Be Rooted in Love
READ: Ephesians 3:13,17

So I ask . . . that you, [be] rooted and grounded in love.


WEDNESDAY, February 13

Pray to Experience the Fullness of God
READ: Ephesians 3:13,16,19

So I ask . . . that you . . . know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

THURSDAY, February 14
With Power
READ: Ephesians 3:16

According to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.
In Ephesians 1:19–20, Paul introduced the theme of God’s mighty power, referring to “the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead.” “According to” is a prepositional phrase that means “determined by.” Think of
it as a credit limit. Credit cards normally have credit limits that determine your spending power. Once you reach your limit, you have no more spending power. Paul is stating that the credit limit on the power available to all believers is the amount of power released in the resurrection of Christ. How much power is that?


FRIDAY, February 15
Walk Worthy
READ: Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called . . .
In Ephesians 1 to 3, the Apostle Paul described the spiritual reality of every believer in Christ. Beginning in chapter 4, he shifts his focus to emphasize the practical outworking of this new identity. Paul’s exhortation is clear. What we believe determines how we behave. How we see ourselves directly impacts how we will act. And because we are now in Christ we can walk in a manner worthy of his calling. On one side, this is a challenge to daily embrace the Holy Spirit’s ongoing work of sanctification. We are called to walk in the light. The more we walk in the truth of the gospel, the less we will tolerate darkness to linger in our soul. Jesus is our best standard and example for this, but we must always remember that He is also the way by which we can walk worthy of our calling. The list of relational virtues Paul gives—humility, gentleness, patience, and love—reflect the outward fruit of a life rooted in Christ’s amazing grace. We cannot live out any aspect of our calling apart from him.

DAILY INVENTORY OF THE HEART SCRIPTURES FOR OUR FAST
I share these with you with a heart that invites you to be quite honest with yourself and honest with God as you reflect on your answers the next thirteen days.  This is an important exercise because when you and I choose to enter the gateway to God’s supernatural power and live in the presence of His holiness, we must become persuaded that every “yes” to these questions suggest there is sin for us to confess.

SATURDAY, February 16
Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:18

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for You.

Do I worry about anything?  Have I forgotten to thank God for all things, the seemingly bad as well as the good?  Do I neglect to give Him thanks for my breath, my health, and for life itself?

SUNDAY, February 17
Read:  Ephesians 3:20

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

Do I shy away from attempting to do things in the name of my heavenly Father because I fear I am not talented enough?  When I do accomplish something of merit, do I choose to give myself, rather than God, the glory?

MONDAY, February 18
Read:  Acts 1:8

You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

Have I believed it’s good enough to live my Christianity in a casual manner and that it’s not all that important to share the good news of my deliverance with others?

TUESDAY, February 19
Read: Romans 12:3

I say….to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think.

Am I overly proud of my accomplishments, my talents, my family?  Do I have difficulty putting the concerns of others first?  Do I have a rebellious spirit at the thought that God may want to change me and rearrange my thinking?

WEDNESDAY, February 20
Read:  Ephesians 4:31

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away form you, with all malice.

Do I complain, find fault, argue?  Do I nurse and delight in a critical spirit?  Do I carry a grudge against believers of another group, denomination, or theological persuasion because they don’t see the truth as I see it?  Do I speak unkindly about people when they are not present?  Do I find that I’m often angry with myself? With others?  With God?

THURSDAY, February 21
Read:  1 Corinthians 6:19

Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

Am I honoring God with my lifestyle and body?

FRIDAY, February 22
Read:  Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth.

Do I use language that fails to edify others, tell off-color jokes or stories that demean another person’s race, habits, or culture?  Do I condone these comments when guests are in my home or when my colleagues share them with me?

SATURDAY, February 23
Read:  Ephesians 4:26-27

Do not give place to the devil

Do I ignore the fact that I open myself to Satan when I participate in ungodly practices, psychic predictions, occult literature, and violent, sex-driven, sexually perverse movies and videos?  Do I seek counsel for daily living from horoscopes in the paper, on television, or on the Internet rather than from God, my true and ultimate source for living?  Do I let Satan use me to set up barriers that inhibit the cause of Christ in my Church and home through criticism and gossip?

SUNDAY, February 24
Read:  Romans 12:11

Not Slothful in business

Am I chronically late in paying my debts, sometimes choosing not to pay them at all?  Do I charge more on my credit cards than I can honestly afford to pay?  Do I neglect to keep honest income tax records?  Do I engage in shady business deals?

MONDAY, February 25
Read:  1 Peter 2:11

Beloved, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.

Am I guilty of a lustful eye toward the opposite sex?  Do I fill my mind with sexually oriented TV programs, lewd movies, unsavory books and magazines?  Especially when I sense no one is watching?  Do I indulge in lustful activities that God’s Word condemns, such as fornication, adultery, perversion?

TUESDAY, February 26
Read:  Colossians 3:13

Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

Have I failed to forgive those who may have said or done something to hurt me?  Have I written off certain people as not worthy of my friendship?

WEDNESDAY, February 27
Read:  Matthew 23:28

Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Do I know in my heart that I am often not what people see?  Am I hiding behind being active in my church as a cover for my activities away from the body of Christ?  Am I mimicking the Christian faith for social status, acceptance in my church or my community?  Am I real?

THURSDAY, February 28
Read:  Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy- meditate on these things.

Do I enjoy listening to conversations that hurt others?  Do I pass it on?  Do I believe rumors or partial truths, especially about an enemy or a competitor?  Do I choose to spend little or no time each day allowing God to speak to me through His Word?

Identify the areas in your life that need a breakthrough.  After you finish praying and trusting God for your spiritual breakthrough, pray for everyone else in our church fellowship who is fasting for their personal spiritual breakthrough.  May the walls come down in each of our lives!

Friday, Day 26, March 1
Scriptures to Meditate on
Daniel 2:21, James 1:5
God’s Provision and Protection
Devotion
When we seek God and are thankful with all He has given us, we will not lack anything we need. When we give to those less fortunate than ourselves, He will bless us (Ps.41:1- 2). If we close our eyes to the needs of those around us, God will do the same with our needs. When we put all that we have, especially our finances in His hands and do with it what He is telling us to do, He promises to bless us. Remember, if you give nothing, you get nothing, and if you give little, you get little. “You reap what you sow”.

How many times have we been protected and spared from harm and disaster that we are not even aware of? God’s word tells us that we are in His hands and no man can pluck us out.

 

 

Saturday, Day 27, - March 2
Scriptures to Meditate on
Genesis 17:7, Romans 3:23, Galatians 5:16

Restore Relationships
Devotion
Today as you continue in this fast and prayer ask the Holy Spirit to help you restore any of your relationships that you know ended in an abrupt way. You may not be angry or hold any ill feeling towards the person but maybe you feel as if they are upset with you. Sometimes the enemy blinds us into thinking that someone is angry at us or you have done something wrong to them. Walk in boldness today and with help of the Holy Spirit
go to that person and say, “Can we talk?” Don’t be tricked by your own thoughts, the situation may not be what you think. How many people do you know that are not communicating with distant loved ones just because they think that the other person is mad at them when in fact, it’s not that way at all? Maybe they are waiting on you to make the first move.

Sunday, Day 28, - March 3
Scriptures to Meditate on
Deuteronomy 8:6-18, Psalms 75:6,7
Waiting on God
Devotion
As children of God we often find it hard to wait on God to answer our prayers. For some reason we think God needs our help in answering our prayers so we might tend to do things our own way instead of waiting on God. God’s word tells us that His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. So why is it hard for us to wait on God? Maybe it is because of our impatience, immaturity, or lack of trust that will cause us to jump ahead of God instead of waiting and listening for His voice. Do we really trust God to answer us when we call on Him? Are you willing to wait on the Lord to answer all your prayers, even if it takes longer than expected?

Note of encouragement.

You are on the last week of your prayer and fasting, great job, you have hung in there. This last week will focus on more praying and reading the scriptures, instead of devotions. We will focus more on praying specific prayers from specific scriptures for specific topics, such as; unity, sanctification, guidance, and thankfulness.

Monday, Day 29, March 4

A Prayer To Have A Hunger for God

Lord, I pray to have a ever-increasing hunger for more of You.  May I long for your presence-long to spend time with You in prayer, praise, and worship.  Give me a desire for the truth of your Word and a love for Your laws and Your ways.  Teach me to live by faith and be led by the Holy Spirit, having an availability to do what You tell me to do.  May a deep reverence and love for You and Your ways color everything I do and every choice I make.  May I not be wise in my own eyes, but rather “fear the Lord and depart from evil” in your name Amen.

 

Tuesday, Day 30, March 5

A prayer for our Family

Father, You have in your Word that a good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children (Proverbs 13:22).  I pray that the inheritance I leave to my children will be the rewards of a godly life and a clean heart before you.  I ask that wherever there is any kind of bondage in me that I have inherited from my family and accepted as mine, deliver me from it now in the name of Jesus.  I confess the sins of my family to you.  I don’t even know what all of them are, but I know that You do.  I ask for forgiveness and restoration.  I also confess my own sins to You and ask for forgiveness, Knowing your word says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” Thank you, Jesus, that in You the old has passed away and all things are new Amen.

 

Wednesday, Day 31 – March 6

A prayer to Speak Life

Lord, I pray that I will choose to use speech that glorifies You.  Fill my heart with Your Spirit and Your truth so that what overflows from my mouth will be words of life and not death.  Put a monitor over my mouth so that every temptation to use profane, negative, cruel, hurtful, uncaring, unloving, or compassion-less language would pierce my spirit and make me feel uncomfortable.  I pray that obscene or foul language be so foreign to me that if words like that ever do find their way through my lips, they will be like gravel in my mouth and I will be repulsed by them.  Enable me to always speak words of hope, health, encouragement, and life, and to resolve that my mouth will not sin in Jesus name Amen.

 

Thursday, Day 32- March 7
A prayer for Spiritual Strength
Praying Ephesians 3:14-21
Father, In the name of Jesus, I praise and thank You that You saved me for a purpose, and that You have a plan for my life that exceeds my most imaginative hopes and dreams. For that reason, Father, I bow my knee to You, the God of heaven and earth. I pray that by Your glorious riches You would strengthen me on the inside through the power of Your Holy Spirit and that Christ would truly live in my heart and live through me by my faith in You. Help me to understand with all of the saints the length, depth, and height of Your love which surpass all knowledge. Fill me with all of Your fullness, Your wisdom, strength, and power, so that I would live a life that glorifies you. Amen!

 

Friday, Day 33- March 8

A prayer for Guidance

Praying Philippians 1:9-11 for your loved ones and yourself.
(just insert the name of the person or people for whom you are praying for)

Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that Your love in __________’s heart by the Holy Spirit would abound and grow more and more, strengthening ________’s knowledge of You and of the things You have called __________ to do, in the discernment and spiritual insight of the Holy Spirit. I pray that ________ can prove Your excellence by always knowing the right things to do and doing them with excellence and that

________ will remain sincere, genuine, and real in all his/her/my encounters with others and free from blame or even the appearance of evil until the day of Jesus Christ’s return. Allow this to lead to _______ overflowing in the fruits of Your righteousness, which I have because of Jesus Christ, that all of this would make _______ a constant glory and praise to You under all circumstances and in all things. In Jesus name, Amen

 

Saturday, Day 34- March 9

A prayer for Unity

Praying Romans 15:5-6 for your Loved Ones, Your Church, Your Organization or Business, or Your City. Heavenly Father, I know that it is by Your Spirit that we have the power to forgive, and that it is through the fruit of Your Spirit that we can overcome the challenges of life and become encouragers to others around us. I thank You that You have called us as Christians to be unifiers, reconcilers, and peacemakers on this earth as a display of Your love and grace in our everyday lives. I also thank You for giving us

an example of true unity in Your relationship with Your Son, Jesus, as He walked upon this earth and that we can be one as You and He were one because of His prayers for us in John 17. For this reason, Father, I pray for unity for ___________. I pray that You would not only use __________
to be a unifier, reconciler, and peacemaker but that the Holy Spirit would also be present with _________ everyday to help ________ overcome with Your joy and encourage others as __________ follows Jesus. I pray that

in unity with one heart and one mouth _________ may glorify You, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Sunday, Day 35 – March 10
A prayer for Sanctification
Praying 1 Thessalonians 5:23 for yourself. Father, in the name of Jesus, I praise and thank You for being the God of Peace. I pray that You would sanctify me completely from my inner spirit to my outer actions, making my life stand out to others as an example of Your grace, mercy, love and righteousness. Father, help me to walk worthy of my heavenly citizenship even as Jesus has made me worthy through His sacrifice on the Cross. I pray that my entire Spirit, soul and body would
be sanctified and complete for the purpose to which You have called me.
I want to live blamelessly, above reproach, and without any appearance of evil, fit for Your use in all things and ready to tell others of Your love until the return of Your Son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Now unto You, who called me, be the glory forever and ever, even as You will be faithful to make certain Your sanctification and will are fulfilled in my life. Amen.


Monday, Day 36 – March 11, 2019

A prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving
Father, You alone have the power to establish all of us according to the Good News of Christ. You have chosen to reveal through the Church the mystery of Your manifold wisdom, a secret You kept from the beginning of creation until the day You raised Jesus from the dead. You now are making that wisdom manifest to the entire universe through those of us who obey You.  You, Father, who through the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, have enriched us in knowledge and to the greatness of Jesus. You have enabled us to be steadfast and blameless until the day Jesus returns for us. You are faithful who has called us into the fellowship of Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. You have enabled each of us to be ministers and ambassadors of Your grace regardless of our past and abilities. To You the only wise God, the King eternal, immortal, unseen by human eyes, who dwells in
the light which no one can approach, who is the blessed and only true and Living God, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, be the glory through Christ Jesus, the Church, and my life forever and ever.  Amen

 

You did it! Give God the glory for the Victory. Purpose in your heart to go forward and not backwards from this point.