Consecration Overview

Introduction

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. My wife Helena and I have been blessed not only to serve in the business world but also to pastor in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. We know what it is to struggle in every area of life, but we also know how to obtain the victory in every area of life, by applying God’s promises to every situation. Whether working in the secular world or serving in full-time ministry, everyone is susceptible to a dulling of the senses and thus a spiritual radar that needs a little adjusting (smile). Our hearts are for the lost, but also for Christians who have never experienced victorious living in Christ.

We are aware of the various beliefs and doctrines taught within the body of Christ concerning Prayer and Fasting. This small booklet is not written to address doctrinal differences but is written from a pastor’s perspective in a local charismatic church which practices and believes that Fasting and Prayer are vital tools for individual believers and the church corporate body to battle the forces of the enemy and to provide a basic discipline for holy living. We do not advocate any extremes as it pertains to prayer and fasting, but we do believe that prayer and fasting with the proper biblical mandates can provide an environment for believers to “fight the good fight of faith” and “bind and loose” and partake of the spiritual blessings that belong to those who serve Jesus Christ.

Our dream is that every believer would walk in true fellowship with our Lord and live a life of Victory that allows the lost to break into the Kingdom of God! May the Lord bless you as you decide to participate in the great conflict against our adversary, the devil and fight for the souls of Men for our God.

In His Power,

Bishop Holloway

The Issues

America is experiencing something it has not experienced since the days of the Civil War. Our nation is experiencing a fight for its very core reason of existence, worshiping the only true God and sharing the Good News of Christ to all of humanity. The Civil War brought brother against brother and family against family with the very existence of the Union at stake. We are now fighting a new civil war with secular humanists and liberals fighting to make Christianity a byword and a crime (if they had their way). We believe the church of Jesus Christ is living in the greatest time ever. But we as a church have become ineffective in our development of strategies to contend for the faith. The war has been fought in the courts, schools and the economic arena with the church sitting back waiting for the blood of a family member to awake itself. The Church is now wide awake and realized that we have let secularism dominate all arenas of life and now our children are suffering.
 
The tide is about to turn in this war for the very soul of America and it starts with fighting with “weapons that are not carnal, but mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into obedience of Christ, (II Cor. 10:4-5). The very environment where decisions are made on a local, state and federal level must be changed to provide a means for Godly influence.
 
Therefore, this small book is a theological grass roots effort to educate and help Christians understand that everything in the natural starts with influence from the supernatural. We must use the tools of fasting and prayer to help us fight against the enemies of our soul and nation and receive heavenly strategies to influence and implement righteousness back into our families, local communities, public schools, and the courts. We pray that every local church will rise up and fulfill its calling to be the “city set on a hill” for all to see.
 

CONSECRATION

The very word consecration implies something set apart for some type of use. We are aware that people, vessels, and anything else can be consecrated for noble and ignoble purposes. We believe that biblical consecration is the choice of the believer. Christ’s sacrifice has separated us to Him and allowed His righteousness to be imputed to us so we can walk in the liberty of our Lord Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, God has called us to be “Holy as He is Holy” (I Peter 1:16). We therefore must learn and define  what is it to “be Holy”. There have been doctrines and numerous volumes written on this particular subject and we do not have time in this brief booklet to examine each one. Thus we will apply the K.I.S.S. principal here “Keep it Simple Saints” to this particular subject.

Our definition of Consecration is: “To lay aside a period of time for repentance, reflection, mediation, declaration and renewal by an act of our will to allow God’s Spirit to speak, clean, show and move on our behalf and others.”

We must sit in His presence to receive his desires and hear His voice. How do people Consecrate? God is the only one who makes men Holy but God has stated that men can seek His face and He will be found. The Bible declares “without Holiness no one shall see the Lord” therefore, if we do not provide a holy vessel (set apart) for Godly uses no one is going to see (watch, experience, eyewitness) the divine in Human vessels.  Consecration through prayer and fasting is one of the ways God has given us to get focused and bring about self-examination and Holy Spirit illumination through hearing, reading, and acting on his Word. God wants to use us in these end times, but He is looking for a people who will believe him and set themselves apart for His uses. It’s time to Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.
 

Details:

The weekly prayer guides and further details can be found on the website or the app under the Consecration 2022 menu option
 

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