New Bethel Church

Consecration Schedule

July 2019

  Type of Consecration: Complete Fast   Purpose of Consecration: This season of fasting will continue to be a time of boldly declaring the things we are certain God has ordained for our lives. The word of God teaches us that once we have heard His voice, we should obey. We are always admonished to pray, hear His voice and obey His direction. Additionally, we know that we must solidify this declaration as Elijah did with earnest and persistent prayer until its manifestation (James 5:17-18).   Hebrews 4:2 states, “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” In this passage, Paul reminds us that sitting in the presence of preaching or teaching does not assure we fully grasp and subsequently, faithfully apply what has been declared. The victory God has promised us this year is conditional upon complete obedience to what we have heard God prompt in our spirit. We can be confident that we will see the manifestation of those things we have been waiting for once this mandate is appropriated to our lives.   Application: We must FAST, PRAY, and GIVE as we walk toward fulfillment of God’s promise. We know that it is imperative that we bring our bodies into subjection through fasting. We are demonstrating our faith in God’s willingness and ability to manifest the promise in our lives through prayer. Every time the Lord’s logos (His word) becomes rhema (revelation), we must honor the Lord by demonstrating our gratitude through an offering or seed of thanksgiving.   Scripture References: James 5:17-18; 1 John 5:2-4 (Amplified); Luke 7:7-10 (Amplified); Hebrews 4:14-16 (Amplified); Proverbs 28:1; and Deuteronomy 11 (carefully examine entire chapter)   Dates/Times: Monday, July 1, 2019 (beginning at 5:00 PM) (We will begin honoring this fast by only consuming one meal after 5:00 PM.) through Thursday, July 11, 2019 (ending at 5:00 PM)   Details:

  • Fast – No food or drink until after 5:00 PM. You may consume one meal after 5:00 PM. After the meal, do not consume any food or drink until after 5:00 PM the next day. This process will continue through the fast ending date.

(Personal adjustments for medical reasons are strongly encouraged. Brushing your teeth with toothpaste and rinsing with Listerine twice is recommended. As needed, mints may also be used to freshen your breath throughout the day while interacting with others.)

  • Pray – Prayer will be held at New Bethel on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning at 6:30 PM (except on Wednesdays – prayer will begin at 7:00 PM).
  • Give – No special seed is being requested, but remember that fasting, praying, and giving are mandates from God. You are encouraged during this consecration season (and always) to seek the Lord concerning an appropriate heart for giving.

  Important Note: As you are managing your health and hygiene during this consecration, a simple rule should always apply, “BE HONEST WITH GOD!” Any spiritual benefits derived from this consecration are only going to be realized as a result of your character and commitment.