Esther Fast


21
Aug 2018

Completing the Esther Fast

“We have seen nominees rise and fall as well as multiple vacancies open up at the same time. We believe God’s purposes are now pressing in to bring about a prophesied shift on the Court. Would you stand with us now to look beyond the current vacancy and believe for yet another Justice to retire or be removed? Our unified cry through this three-day fast will shake the heavens! Together we will possess this seat for God’s choice, for someone who will uphold the Constitution, and for the overturning of Roe v Wade.” (Lou Engle)1  (The Esther Fast will be completed tonight at sundown.)

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord.
  • Declare Colossians 1:16.
  • Thank the Lord for unity in the Body of Christ throughout these three days of fasting and intercession. Where unity is, God commands His blessings.
  • At the close of your time of fasting, take communion.
  • Seal the intercessory work of the last three days under the blood of Jesus. Say, “It is finished.”

A prayer you can pray:

God, we worship You! Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we exalt You over America and all that concerns her! You are worthy of our worship and praise! (Add your own words and songs of worship.) In You all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through You and for You. You created the Body of Christ and unified us for this last three days of intercession on behalf of the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. May our unified intercession be heard by You and may Your perfect will come to pass now. As we take communion, we say, “It is finished.” Amen.

Today’s decree:

God’s plans for the Supreme Court are assured!

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.


20
Aug 2018

Esther Fast for the Court – Into Day 3

In March 2017, Lou Engle had a dream in which women all over the world gathered to hear a woman teach from the book of Esther. “Waking from that dream, Lou understood that there are certain spirits of witchcraft and death that can only be broken by women, and he knew the ‘Esthers’ must arise to challenge legalized bloodshed that fuels witchcraft over the whole nation… Immediately following Justice Kennedy’s retirement announcement, something quite revealing began to take place – something that you won’t hear about in the news. Sources revealed that witches began making calls to Senators’ offices to curse them with brazen witchcraft in an effort to exert a demonic influence over the process. Make no mistake – this is a spiritual battle of the highest order.” (Lou Engle)1

“Receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength. Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies. This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world. For this reason, take up all the armor that God supplies. Then you will be able to take a stand during these evil days.Once you have overcome all obstacles, you will be able to stand your ground.” (Ephesians 6:10-13; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Repent for pre-judging these witches. Remember, they do mean harm, but they are human beings that Christ died for—people the enemy is borrowing and using.
  • Forgive them for their overt activities against our Senators and our President. Pray for their salvation.
  • Now, take authority over every plan of the evil one to use witchcraft to disrupt and harm our governmental leaders.
  • Command every curse of darkness and the effect of them to fall away from these leaders and the process to choose the best person to take Justice Kennedy’s place.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I humble myself and repent for judging unsaved people acting like unsaved people. These witches cursing our President and our Senators need to be set free from the enemy’s plans for them. They need to know You have a wonderful plan for them – a plan to give them eternal and fulfilling life through Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit, go to work to draw them to the cross of Jesus! We break the power of every curse they have spoken against our governmental leaders. I say that the processes they hope to disrupt with those curses will not be changed. A curse without cause cannot alight. I say that God’s purposes will come to pass in the mighty name of Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

No curse can stop God’s purposes for America from being fulfilled.

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.


15
Aug 2018

Lou Engle is Calling for an Esther Fast for the Courts

“Once again we find ourselves in a moment of decision concerning the U.S. Supreme Court and the potential to overturn the 1973 decree of death known as Roe v Wade. We are urging everyone who cares about the future of America to join us in a three-day Esther fast, August 18-21 (sundown to sundown). Through the years, the story of Esther has been a dominating prophetic theme for our prayer movement, understanding the Roe v Wade is not unlike Haman’s evil edict that threatened the genocide of Esther’s people. She rose up ‘for such a time as this,’ risking everything to overturn Haman’s death decree. Esther’s story is timeless in the sense that we periodically find ourselves in similar moments that demand intensified prayer and fasting for the sake of shifting circumstances. It is our conviction that America is in another Esther moment.” (Lou Engle)1

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

Please plan to join many thousands of others across the Body of Christ in fasting in some way for the three days from sundown 8/18 through sundown 8/21. Please seek medical advice before engaging in any fast, especially an Esther Fast, which calls for no food or water for the three days. Dutch Sheets wants your fast to be safe. Therefore, if you are able to fast on juice, fast one meal a day, fast a particular food group, or fast something like media, that is acceptable. God knows your particular situation.

  • Ask God for grace for all of those preparing to enter this three-day fast.
  • Prepare your heart by reading the book of Esther and praying the Word as the Holy Spirit leads you to.
  • Worship.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you for leaders like Lou Engle who help us to know how to break national strongholds. We are willing to enter this three-day Esther Fast to turn the Court and reverse Roe v Wade. We want the 1973 death decree of Roe v Wade broken off America. Show each of us the way we can safely fast to get this stronghold broken. Those who can fast as Esther fasted, grace for that. Those that must fast in a different manner due to medical needs, grace for that. Please accept the fast each is able to honor You with. Show us how to pray in preparation as we read the book of Esther. We will worship You, Lord of Life! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The 1973 death decree called Roe v Wade will be broken off the U.S.A.!

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.