The wind-swept summit held no treasures or
mysteries to be discovered, just another mountain
Within 300 feet of the top, every inch
extracted excruciating effort.
Shivering, weak and soaked with sweat, the
peak defied the solo climber.
It mocked his tiny hammer and pins.
Resolve strained like a worn thread, yet
deep within, in the place where dreams are forged,
After three months of preparation, ten days
of hiking and three days of climbing, the moment
of glory came; the climber stood at the top of the
world, the edge between heaven and earth, for nine
Transparent blue sky above, mountain peaks
and cumulus clouds below, the sweetness would
linger for months.
intercession is like climbing a mountain.
Not for the weak at heart or the
No cheering crowds to stir you on and the
mountain is just another request before God that
Before the mountain
climber climbs, he must get to the mountain, and
so the intercessor must first descend to a dark
valley before climbing the mountain of God.
The valley is a smelly place full of the
dirty garbage of sin.
It is all laid out before God in painful
It hurts, we want to believe the best about
ourselves and to do the opposite is indeed
Yet, through repentance, humility grows
Only when we realize how weak and powerless
we are before God, can we begin to realize how
much we need Him in every aspect of our lives.
A humble, broken soul stripped of the
weight of sin stands prepared at the base of the
most powerful mountain on earth.
The mountain of
intercession and fasting is the ultimate pain zone
It becomes a giant groan before God.
When the flesh is the weakest, the Spirit
is the strongest.
When pride is stripped away with humble
remorse and heartfelt confession, angels gather to
You cannot climb the
mountain of intercession with the weight of pride
on your back.
It has to go.
If you want to kill pride in your life,
pray for another; if you want to develop
compassion, empathy and patience then take on the
burden of another soul.
Feel their sorrow and embrace their pain
and you will grow in humility and compassion will
Water fasting is tough
enough, but intercession and fasting are like
climbing a mountain with a hundred pound backpack.
You carry the weight of anothers sin or
even an entire nation.
Every cell and emotion ache.
Blackness never seemed so bleak and God so
No stirs of the Spirit, only weakness that
During water fasting
and intercession, faith can waver and be weak and
You dont believe your own prayers.
Yet, God listens intently and moves each
request to the top of His
To Do List. Your prayers will be answered.
If you were to sneak
into my room during one of these fasts, you would
not see a guy glowing with a halo in the presence
Mostly, I lay in bed with a glass of water
and an open Bible.
My mind gets foggy and it is hard to pray
Feeling lethargic makes it easy to dwell on
problems, and so I have to fight to think
I can start to believe the fast is
Somehow, I keep going, doing my best and
knowing that this is enough for God.
I know this because the mountain has moved
many times, and if it does not I will know why and
be given the patience to accept it.
Each time I have
fasted in prayer, my prayers have been answered in
only three days.
They were the three longest days of my
life. Exceedingly difficult and
requiring much resolve but when the presence of
God came, weariness was washed away with joy.
I have heard many
people say that they are water fasting for long
periods then quit after the first day.
Forget 40 days of water fasting for your
A fast of that length is like climbing
Mount Everest on your first climb. It is good to learn to walk
before you climb a mountain and juice fasting is a
perfect preparation for water fasting and
For those with a fast
metabolism and intense work demands, water fasting
can be impossible, but a restricted juice fast can
become the vehicle of intercession.
When choosing the length of time, listen to
your body and you will know when to quit.
During a water fast, you can alternate to
juice fasting to get through some demanding times,
then return to water fasting and prayer.
You can intercede on a juice fast, but for
me, it has to be water fasting.
Juice fasting is a high-energy burn, but
water fasting slows me down and demands inner
reflection, which is so important in intercession.
Once you get the hang
of it, and get a few prayer fasts behind you, it
becomes an instant reaction.
I can be in the midst of woes and concerns
of regular life when a catastrophe hits and my
I thank God and believe in the best, but I
know it is not enough.
Conviction wells up inside that I need to
get serious before God. The greater the problem, the
greater the conviction.
Instead of water fasting being a huge
undertaking, the conviction reduces the process to
a simple act of filling a glass of water, closing
the door to the room and kneeling in prayer.
No preparation needed, the only requirement
is a problem big enough to rock the soul.
When Moses climbed
Mount Sinai in obedience to God, he did not know
the reason or the length of time.
All he knew was that his next step and a
growing sense of importance.
He knew God and had fasted many times.
He lived a life of sacrifice and service.
He could feel the pulse of Gods heart.
were a hard people.
Even in the presence of the glory of God,
they hung onto carnal beliefs that mocked God.
Gods initial desire was to love and bless
God also has anger.
He can become provoked, and the last thing
you want to do is get God angry.
Thats what the Israelites did.
Destruction was imminent, then Moses argued
with God, pleading for mercy, offering his own
life in sacrifice, and then the impossible
happened. God changed His mind, and a man
who stammered in speech altered the fabric of
Like Moses, the
intercessor, wrestles with God, refusing to take
nothing but a
In Scripture, she is the irritating woman
who tenaciously implored the Judge until her
request was granted, and the midnight doorknocker
who would not let his friend sleep until he gave
The intercessor holds the most powerful
position on earth.
Whoever moves the hand of God alters the
outcome of eternity.
Faith smiles when the
problem is hopeless because you have decided that
God will make this work out for the good.
No fluffy spiritual theory, faith is an
action, doing the opposite of how you feel.
Rejoicing, dancing around, acting silly and
being happy releases the problem to God.
Imagine yourself happy with victory.
Plan for a victory celebration.
If you fill your mind with victorious
thoughts, then faith can do its work.
Where Are The
A church filled with
bulging bellies must bring great sorrow to Christ.
Instead of a trained army skilled in
spiritual warfare, He sees a motley crew of tired,
What is a disciple without discipline or an
intercessor without fasting? It is no wonder that North
America has degraded into a modern day Babylon.
The guards on the watchtower are asleep.
Most Christians that
come to freedom-you.com to start fasting want to
get real with God.
They are tired of empty, meaningless
religion and desperately hunger for Christ.
If you are one of these people, you will
suffer much in your life, for anyone whos called
to intercession will be a target for Satan from a
Nothing will come easily, and your life
will have more problems than most.
You may even think theres something wrong
with you and that you have a mental problem, but
in reality, Satan is moving in your life, and he
will not quit. You have no other choice than
to pick up the standard of Christ and fight.
The intercessor has
one of the most unappreciated positions on earth.
Masters in Intercession degree to attach to
your name, no pulpit lights or applause, no
support staff, no works to show and no
Instead, the intercessor stands before a
heavenly audience of millions, illuminated by the
light of God with angels as support staff, and
eternal recognition given to your name in the Book
There is no request
too big or challenge greater than the power of
If He is willing, He is more than able, but big
prayer requests cost, and the price is paid on
your knees, interceding and fasting.
When God looks down in
this world, He sees each prayer request as a tiny
light but the intercessor burns bright before the
Throne of God.
The flames consume his/her very being, and
if that fire burns bright enough, hot enough and
long enough it can set fire to a nation.