Forty Hour Fast

Dear Friends and Supporters,
If there is anything we have learned in the short eight years that we have worked on the mission field is that we cannot accomplish anything without the aid of God. Whether it is planting a church, witnessing to a neighbor, discipling a new believer, or simply living out Christ in our daily lives, we cannot do so by our might or by our power it is only through the power of Jesus Christ. For this reason it is crucial that we maintain our lives at the full mark spiritually.  Spirit-filled Christians are power-filled Christians. We need to see the power of the Holy Spirit work through us once again. We need to see God’s power when we stand before our congregations to preach, so that sinners will be convicted of their sins and be brought to repentance. We need God’s power to move in the hearts of men to put within them hunger and thirst and a desire to seek God, to attend our services and to think about the eternal destination of their souls. We need God’s power to help us establish the churches and to raise up leaders, preachers and missionaries. We long to see God’s power heal the sick, break addictions, and to purify carnal hearts.
Realizing our need for God and for a fresh anointing, we are calling upon all willing hearts to join us for a forty hour fast. In nearly every example of a fast that is recorded in the Bible great things happened. In II Chronicles 20 King Jehoshaphat and all of Judah fasted and sought God’s help against the invading Ammonites. God responded by turning the enemy nations against each other, destroying each other without Judah firing a single arrow. In the book of Jonah, the city of Nineveh repented of their sins in sackcloth and proclaimed a fast and God spared them from impending judgment. Time and time again, salvation was sought, revivals burned and victories were won through prayer and fasting.
You are probably wondering why forty hours? There are three occasions in the Bible when men fasted for forty days; Moses, Elijah and Jesus. Moses was in Mount Sinai for forty days fasting when he received the Law of God. Elijah fasted forty days while in hiding from Jezebel after which he heard the still small voice of God. Our great example Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness before beginning his earthly ministry. Forty day fasts have been done by some of our greatest heroes of the faith and requires tremendous amounts of discipline and patience. We don’t pretend to be on the same level as these men but we do seek the same results as their fasting produced; God’s power and blessing. Our goal is to have 24 people fasting forty hours collectively to equal one person fasting alone for forty days.
Jesus said, “ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and ye shall find: knock and it shall be opened unto you”.  Prayer and fasting is the means of asking, seeking and knocking. It is the means of getting God’s attention. As parents we grow very concerned when one of our children is not eating. It is a strong indication that something is wrong. It usually means that they are sick, troubled, or distressed. When we fast and set aside food, it gets the attention of our Heavenly Father. It is not that He is not aware of our needs, but rather, our sacrifice and our desperation moves the heart of God which in turn moves the hand of God.  Prayer and fasting are powerful weapons in our spiritual arsenal.
Will you help us in seeking God for a fresh outpouring of His Spirit and power? Will you join us on August 20 at 8:00 pm through August 22 at 12:00 pm as we pray and fast? We are living in troublesome times, the signs of Christ’s soon return are all around us. We are in desperate need of God’s power and God’s help.
If you are unable to complete the forty hours but you are willing to do twelve or even twenty-four, it would be appreciated. Everyone doing a little can accomplish much.
Please help us to announce the time of fasting by promoting it in your churches and by posting the announcement on your church bulletins.

Eric and Hannah Kuhns