It is important for us to gather in one place and seek the face of the Lord together. When we read Ecclesiastes 4:9, we get to understand that things do not remain the same when we work or labour together in prayer, our return or reward for the year 2018 shall be good. As brothers and sisters we are going to support each other, because we need each other. And when we fast together our faith grows and we are able to access more of the kingdom of God.

Key verse: Genesis 7:1-12
The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2 Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”
5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.
6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. 7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, 9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. (NIV)

We hear of Noah, a man of God who was faithful in the eyes of the Lord, during a time where everyone was going against the will of God by pleasing themselves. Noah was different from others, therefore God look at him and called him to do something.
It came to pass that the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and planned to destroy them. Then He commanded Noah to build an ark where he would go inside with his family and other creatures of God in order to preserve them. For the Lord had found him to be righteous and holy among all men, and Noah did as He was instructed by God because he was faithful before the Lord. Noah was chosen to build an ark in order to preserve life.

You are also chosen during these forty days to preserve life:
There are people in this world who live haphazardly, many people are living against the will of their Creator. And even Christians do things the way of the world, but Christianity and holiness has to be preserved, you are chosen by God to preserve holiness and true Christianity, so that righteousness can prevail on earth. And the will of the Lord shall be done on earth, and His kingdom shall prevail through you. When you are serving the Lord, it is all about the kingdom of God, so you are not supposed to be selfish.
It shall be raining during these forty days as God shall be rectifying and cleaning up some things in your life, but you need to stay in the ark of the forty days fast, praying and interceding for the earth so that life and Christianity can be preserved. You shall be faraway during this fast because you shall be hidden somewhere when you are fasting. For there are things that the Lord wants to accomplish in your life.

Remain inside the ark:
Even Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights before He could start His ministry, and Moses was hidden somewhere with the Lord for forty days and forty nights before he could receive the commandments of God. You are also in a mountain somewhere hidden with the Lord, so that you can receive something from the Lord. And as you fast, you are chosen and your whole family shall be covered because of you. Many people are going to benefit when you are inside the ark of fasting, because you are a chosen agent of the kingdom of God. When you are inside the ark of fasting, you are hiding away from food. Do not jump out of the ark because of your cravings for food. When you are chosen to be inside the ark and you are working in prayer, do not allow any weaknesses to take you out of the ark. Fasting benefits your spiritual man, but it is horrible for you physical being. Even though the physical pains can be terrible, never jump out of the ark of fasting. For you are a Noah of 2018 and of this era, and life and righteousness has to continue because of you and it shall benefit you, your family and the whole creation.

Remain inside the ark because God wants to do a lot of things around you in a mighty way. When we are inside the ark, we are not alone, but we are in the presence of the Lord, resting in the secret place of the Most High God (Psalm 91:1). And when you are in the secret place of the Most High, you are in His presence all the time. You are in an unknown place and you shall experience things that are not experienced by everybody. As troubles and problems flood your way, the problems shall propel you higher because you are inside the ark, and you shall see the glory of the Lord. You shall be lifted up during these forty days and you shall see God and experience Him in a new and greater way. We experience God in a new way every year during the forty days fast and we can never exhaust Him. We want to see more of the Lord every year in a great way because He has new things every day.

You are going to go deeper in the things of God during this fasting. You are inside the ark and you cannot trade your position for anything. You shall be protected by the Lord, because your fasting brings problems and frustration to the enemy. When you have eaten and are full you cannot fight the devil at his level because he is going to defeat you. You need to fast and go somewhere so that you can kick the devil from above. Many people live a defeated life because they do not want to fast. You need to fast so that you can defeat the devil, which is the reason why you will have many opposing forces during this fasting, trying to discourage you and take you out of the ark. You need to remain inside and never get out of the ark. Some people are going to provoke you because the devil wants you outside the ark for he is scared of your fast. When people start it with you, remind yourself that you are not around and the devil will be so confused. For the enemy uses people to take you outside.
Hold on child of God and the reward shall be great!