2021 Unity 40 Days Fasting Sermon: Day 2


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. 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, and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 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.” And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him…

Genesis 6 gives an account of the time history was at one of its darkest times. Violence reigned as the curse of sin intensified in the hearts of men and women. God grieved when He considered humankind because the wickedness of man was great. However, there was one person who chose to do good in the midst of depravity. His name was Noah. While the rest of human society failed to obey God, Noah built closeness with God. On the tip of God’s plan to destroy the world through a flood, Noah became an instrument of hope.

God decided to use him to preserve humanity. He instructed Noah to build an ark where he would stay safely afloat with his family when God destroyed the earth with floods. When the ark was finished, we are told in the cited Scripture that Noah boarded it together with his family. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights and God destroyed every living creature with the floods. While all of this was happening, Noah and His family stayed safely in the ark and suffered no harm. The wickedness that was surrounding Noah during his time is still prevailing to this day.

We are also living in times where people reject the will of God but embrace immorality. They even mock you when they see you doing things which are in alignment with the will of God. Being different is not easy, but the Bible tells us that we are the light and the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13-16). Those who are in darkness do not like it when light appears because the light exposes their wickedness. When salt comes into contact with a septic wound, the wound becomes very painful. So, do not be surprised when they hate you for no reason.

No matter how much opposition you face, you need to get inside the 40 Days ark together with your loved ones as the floods of 2021 are coming. This means you must fast and cover everyone you care about with your prayers. Do not expect this to be easy. The very same people you are praying for may turn against you. The devil may use them to oppose what you are doing. They are nonetheless going to be saved because of you, so you cannot give up along the way. The Covid-19 floods have already begun but God wants to preserve life through you. Just as God accomplished His plan of continuity through Noah, He also plans to make life continue through you. There has to be continuity in Christianity.

People are not only dying of Covid-19 but also of depression and stress related illnesses. They are hopeless because churches, the places where they receive messages of hope, are closed. The government has closed churches under the pretext that they want to save lives. How can you separate people from the Giver of life and claim that you want to save them? Open your eyes, child of God. Anyone who claims to be having your best interest at heart but stops you from going to church is a liar, a son of the devil!

Anyone who wants to protect your life will not exclude the Author of life from the equation. Do not fall for the lies of the devil. The enemy will come and pretend to feel pity for you so that he can gain your trust and destroy you when you least expect it. Wake up and be wise. This spirit of lies has even filtered down from leadership to individuals. Certain people are warning others not to go to church claiming that there is Covid-19 at church. The very same people do not mind going to congested malls where covid-19 rules are hardly adhered to. They even go to weddings, parties, and conferences but when they come back, they encourage Christians not to go to church. Anyone who does that is an agent of the devil!
Naïve people on the other hand are believing these lies and they think they are protected when they do not go to church. They are thus dying like flies because they are not receiving the Word that gives life. Many tried to do church through social media platforms, but they soon realized that it was not the same as being in church because God did not design it like that. Hebrews 10:25 warns us not to neglect the gathering of the saints, especially now that the time of the Lord’s second coming is drawing nearer. Who are we to dictate How God must run His Church? Someone is lying to you so that they can pounce on you and kill you when you are separated from God.

When churches were closed in 2020, gender based violence cases tremendously rose. Churches later opened and Christians began to pray powerful prayers. Afterwards there was so much calmness. Even the Covid-19 numbers went down. Now churches are stopped from gathering again, and out of nowhere, people are dying like flies. What do you think is happening here? Are the people of our country not sold to the devil? If that is so, then human sacrifices have to be made so that blood is collected by those of the kingdom of darkness. How is it possible that women get killed in large numbers during a certain time? Who do you think is setting the clock?

The statistics of people who are now suddenly dropping dead for no reason are increasing daily. Do you think these deaths are a coincidence? There are seasons where our roads become open graves, where many people get killed due to car accidents. You will see one car accident after another. Do you think that this is a coincidence? If you are a child of God who thinks this is a coincidence, you are not going to pray the right prayers. Wake up! You are called to be a soldier in the army of Christ, not to be ignorant and let evil things happen in your watch.
Those of the kingdom of darkness are busy collapsing the economies of the world. They pretend to have a desire to save the economy. How can you save the economy without including the Owner of the silver and gold? Don’t these things belong to God? How can you have a thriving economy when churches are closed? The more they try to build the economy is the more it collapses. These things will keep on happening as long as our leaders exclude God from the country’s affairs. The poverty, the job losses, the crimes and other sufferings will continue. It will keep flooding.

Whatever is happening around us, you need to make sure that you and your family are in a safe place. Get inside the 40 Days ark and take your family with you. As it continues to rain, your ark will be lifted up by the waters and it shall float safely on the surface of the waters. The devil will come up with many temptations like he did to Jesus when He was fasting for 40 days in the wilderness (Luke 4:1-13). He will want you to lose the blessings you will have received during fasting. Just remember that whatever trouble God allows to come your way will not destroy you. You will instead be lifted up. If you are tempted, God will provide a way out.

Your colleagues and neighbors will try to convince you that fasting will weaken your immune system and make you vulnerable to Covid-19. They are liars. You are going to be very strong and resist all infections in the name of Jesus. Not only will you be strong, you are going to grow spiritually and access the hidden things from the One who said, “Call upon me, I am going to show you great and unsearchable things that you do not know” in Jeremiah 33:3. Expect to see things you have never seen before. God will reveal Himself in the most amazing way to you. You shall experience real promotions and many people are going to be saved because of what you have decided to do. Covid-19 will go away! Suffering will go away! Do not be afraid and decide to jump out of the ark when you are experiencing problems. Your nation needs your prayers. Stay strong and stay in the ark in the name of Jesus.