This past Sunday, we continued in the “Soul Detox” (#SoulDetoxOC) series at Oasis Church as we are attempting to lead people on a journey of life and Freedom as they overcome the issues of the soul. We witnessed at least 11 People giving their lives to Jesus!!!! That was the highlight of the day!
I encouraged our church to begin a 21 Day Fast and Prayer initiative to get our focus and priorities back on track.
Scripture Records an account where a man brought his son to be delivered from a demonic spirit and the disciples were unable to cast it out. (This has been the basis for our drive on this 21 Day initiative) The Man then took his son to Jesus and here is what happened:
(Matthew 17:14-18) When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.” “O unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.
Unbelieving: not connected to God.
Perverse: too connected to the world.
Unbelieving means not being connected to God and Perverse means being too connected to the world. The solution to this issue is what we find next in Scripture when the disciples themselves confronted Jesus in private. They came in private because they were embarrassed that they couldn’t do it… Here is what happened:
(Matthew 17:19-21) Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.
Jesus gave the answer…
Prayer connects us to God.
Fasting disconnects us from the world.
Our Souls are in constant attack and turmoil… Most of all our struggles and issues lie in the soulish realm of who we are. Our intellect, our emotions, our thoughts are all soulish realm.
By getting back to Prayer for at least 5 minutes a day and fasting anything that captivates our attention, we can live and experience more of the supernatural power and authority of God in our lives. We need this power and authority in order to live in the full victory that we are entitled to in this life.
You can watch the video from Sunday morning or any other previous Service Experience by clicking here: http://vimeo.com/oasischurch/videos.
Join us on the journey for the month of July as we continue in this series on Sunday and Wednesdays.
“At The Movies” will start in August… This is always one of our biggest series of the year! Invite Cards are being printed for you to begin inviting people to this life-changing series as we incorporate various movies and scenes from movies to The Power and Application of God’s Word.
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July as we celebrate our Great Country’s 236th birthday!!!