Scripture Reading: Genesis 7:1-12 “Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation…For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.” … And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights”

Genesis 6 gives a sad account of the state of humanity prior to the worldwide flood during the days of Noah. The level of sin and corruption was overwhelming and this grieved God and He decided to destroy the earth through floods. However, there was Noah, who lived in obedience to God’s Word and built closeness with Him. When God decided to destroy the earth, He also decided to save Noah and preserve life through him because of his righteousness. God then instructed Noah to build an ark to remain in for the duration of the floods. It rained heavily and when the flood swallowed the earth and destroyed life, Noah and his family survived.
Child of God, If you have decided to embark on the 40 day fasting and prayer, that means you have honoured the invitation to enter the ark and have agreed to be hidden there. Like Noah, God has seen that you love Him and has accepted you as righteous before His eyes. Entering the ark means that you have been approved to preserve Christianity here on earth. You are chosen to stand in the gap and intercede for your family and those around whilst within the ark. Your loved ones are automatic beneficiaries of your fasting.
It is very important to note that the devil will not keep quiet around this time. He will try to lure you into temptation in order for you to jump out of the ark and drown. He knows that God will save many lives and bring them to Christ through your fasting. The enemy knows that your breakthrough shall come through fasting and many doors shall be opened. When temptation comes, just remember that God has entrusted you with the lives of those around you and He has given you the enablement to run the race and finish it successfully.

You have already been given a special Eagle’s anointing as well as wings to fly high during this time. The anointing that you have received shall enable you to fly high above the temptations of the devil. Do not jump out of the ark before time because you may drown. Do not allow yourself to be trapped by temporary pleasures such as a plate of food. The stomach cramps and the terrible headaches will not last long. Do not let anything discourage you.
child of God, remember that God uses the righteous and obedient individuals to bring about salvation for many and you are counted as one of them. Do not underutilise this opportunity that you have been given. You are given the responsibility for the survival of your family members and those around you. You are the one who is given the grace to ensure that Christianity prevails around you. Remain in the ark and many shall be saved through you.
May the Eagle Anointing that you have received give you the enablement to fly high during this fasting period in the name of Jesus Christ!