The Anointing Fast

January 8 — January 19

Get Ready to Receive Your Anointing in 2024!

Dear Family,

Prepare to embark on a profound 12-day fasting journey, from January 8-19, 2024, as we seek a fresh anointing from the Lord. The anointing is like a makeover from God. It gives us a power that goes beyond what we can normally do. It's more than a religious ritual—it's a supernatural equipping and empowering by the Holy Spirit for impactful acts of service in all spheres of life.

As we unite in fasting and fervent prayer during these designated days, anticipate a revival of spirit and purpose that goes beyond the ordinary. The pinnacle of our journey will be a unique "Anointing Service" on Friday, January 19 @ 7:30PM at our Montclair and Rockaway campuses. This is a special opportunity for our congregation to gather, expectantly and in unity, to experience a powerful touch from the Lord.

This journey is not just about personal growth, but also about the collective testimony of His power and grace in our midst. Prepare your hearts for a season of spiritual revival, transformation, and a divine encounter that will align us with God's extraordinary plan for our lives.

With excitement and anticipation, let’s get ready for what God has in store for us during these 12 days of seeking His presence.

Our King Cometh!

David D. Ireland, Ph.D.

Lead Pastor

Unlock God’s Power in Your Life!
The Anointing Service
Montclair & Rockaway*
Friday, January 26 @ 7:30PM

This service will be a time of worship, celebration, and an opportunity for you to be personally prayed for by our pastors and prayer leaders through "The Laying on of Hands," a biblical phrase that describes a practice Jesus and the apostles used to help people. During this time of personal ministry, we are believing God for life-transforming breakthroughs and for your anointing.

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Why Fast?

Engaging in the spiritual discipline of fasting—the abstaining from food for spiritual purposes—can produce some remarkable results. Some of these proven time-tested benefits of fasting are:

  • Develop and deploy your personal anointing

  • Discover, value, and use your anointing

  • Deeper intimacy with God

  • Increased sensitivity to God’s voice

  • Supernatural guidance/answers

  • Power in prayer

  • Divine direction in fulfilling your God-given purpose

  • Fresh anointing to overcome challenges

  • Creation of an environment for miracles and breakthroughs

  • Breaking bonds of wickedness and destroying spiritual yokes

  • Miraculous occurrences of healing, deliverance, and the salvation of loved ones

What Type of Fast Is It?

In 2024, we're adopting a partial fast for 10 out of the 12 days between January 8 and 19. You can choose any 10 days within this period to eat only one meal each day, giving you flexibility in your fasting schedule. But, please consult your physician for medical clearance to fully participate.

Fasting Tips

The following are some invaluable tips that will make your time of fasting more enjoyable and fulfilling:

  • Inform household members that you will be fasting to prevent misunderstanding.

  • If you have health-related problems and take prescription medications, consult your physician before the fast.

  • Prepare spiritually through personal consecration, repentance, and forgiving others.

  • Be specific about why you’re fasting. Decide on your prayer goals and have clearly in mind what you hope to gain through fasting.

  • Limit physical activity, and if desired, only exercise moderately during the fast.

  • Replace eating times with increased times of prayer and Bible study.

  • Do not overeat when the time comes to end your fast.

  • If you don’t receive answers to your time of prayer and fasting, do not be discouraged. Ask God for clarity and wait for His answer!

How to Measure PROGRESS

To provide you with a tangible and practical method for exploring and growing your personal anointing, I'm excited to offer you an exclusive sneak peek at Chapter 2 of my upcoming book, ANOINTED: Unlocking God's Power in Your Life. It's absolutely free! Download your e-copy by clicking HERE.

Developing and deploying your personal anointing is our corporate goal in 2024. You’ll be taught how to discover, value, and use your anointing to improve your life and its impact on others. Get familiar with this scorecard as you learn the value of the anointing on your life. Isaiah says it breaks yokes (Isaiah 10:27, KJV).

Your Daily Bible Reading Plan

Join us as we go through the first 12 Psalms—one for each day of our fasting journey! We pray that these Psalms enrich your devotional time as you seek God’s anointing.

Day of fastPsalm

How Can I Pray Effectively for Anointing in 2024?

The Prayer Circle (below) is a great way to invite God into various areas of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Spend at least 30 minutes a day in prayer.

Inspiring Messages About Fasting

Our Teaching Team discusses the power in fasting, and gives you practical tips and strategies that will help you maximize your fast!

How Can We Pray for You?

Click the button below to let us know how we can pray for you during your fast!

Prayer Request