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2024 Church Fast

Start Date: Friday, January 5th     End Date: Thursday, January 25th

"Let's break open the windows of Heaven and Fountains of Living
Waters to pour out the PTW Anointing ln 2024." P. Frank

12/31/23


Dear TH family and friends:

There is a new sound in the earth that began to vibrate in our spirits prior to Succoth last year. We discerned the moment, we crossed a threshold, we walked into the season to Prepare the Way (PTW) of the Lord, and now we are committed to prepare ourselves so that we can be viable PTW vessels of transformation.

Recollecting back on my word for 2022 ... "The Windows of Heaven are open for us to ignite a Spirit-powered fire here in the Present Now that will burn with fervor throughout this year and into 2023!"  The spiritual growth that we pursued for two years has been Transformation which was further specified as a "fundamental and radical change ... to produce heavenly inspired and Kingdom producing fruit. " This prophetic word manifested as we crossed the threshold on Simchat Tora, October 7, and walked into our calling.


Isaiah set the table and prophesied for the messenger to prepare the way of the Lord 700 years before the first coming of Messiah. Malachi saw even beyond that and prophesied to Prepare the Way for the second coming of Messiah before the great and dreadful Day of the Lord. The Lord poured out an "Elijah anointing" to empower the "First Prepare" and now He is releasing an "Elijah anointing" to empower to Prepare for the second and soon coming of Jesus.

This PTW anointing is to prepare the Bride of Christ to be claimed by her Groom, even Jesus Christ The Lord. That is a fundamental Kingdom assignment for those of us as children of God who are divinely appointed to be Kingdom Watchmen, Warriors and Worshippers at this very time on earth. Also, in these "last days" we are informed that now, in a time of increased darkness, is the prophetic hour for God's army to rise up and be unified to be a Kingdom force of increasing and intensifying Light!

"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise upon you." (Isaiah 60:1-2)

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January 5 - January 25

We are setting aside 21 a period at the beginning of this new year as a season of dedicated spiritual preparation to fan the fires of the PTW anointing. We are moving from a Glory unto Glory, and the cloud of transformation is beckoning us to fully immerse into the living waters anointing now! We are surrendering to the Lord in obedience and love as we offer to HIM that He has taught us to do: sow, fast, worship, praise and pray. As we are ourselves are believing for miracles, power, wisdom, revelation, peace, joy and increased faith.
 
The time frame for this season is 21 days, commencing
Friday, January 5 and through to Thursday, Jan. 25. I encourage you to participate as you will, opting to fast as you can, and participating in the congregational times at Touch Heaven Church of prayer, worship, and praise, as well as setting a schedule for your own time.

Mondays            Prayer & Worship                      6:30 p.m.    Jan. 8, 15, 22
Wednesdays:    “Breakout” Midweek Service     6:45 p.m.    Jan. 10, 17, 24
Thursdays:         Intercessory Prayer                   5:00 p.m.    Jan. 11, 18, 25
Thursdays:         Break the Bread                        6:00 p.m.    Jan. 11, 18, 25
Fridays:              Open Heavens Worship           7:00 p.m.    Jan. 12, 19
Sundays:            Light the Fire Prayer                 9:00 a.m.    Every Sunday
Sunday Service:                                                  9:45 a.m.    Every Sunday 

 

Fast

 

A personal benefit to fast: Are you in need of healing or a miracle? Do you need the tender touch of God in your life? Is there a dream inside you that only He can make possible? Are you in need of a fresh encounter? Do you desire a deeper, more intimate and powerful relationship with the Lord? Are you ready to have heightened sensitivity to the desires of God? Do you need to break away from bondages that have been holding you hostage? Is there a friend or loved one that needs Salvation? Do you desire to know God's will for your life? We encourage you to seek the Lord in prayer and let your decisions about your biblical fasting come from Him. Ask the Lord to show you areas to target during your time of fasting and prayer. We believe that, as we pray and seek God and give Him our best at the beginning of this new year, He will bless our ENTIRE year (Matthew 6:33).

 

A Guide for this Fast:

 

Option No. 1: Corporate church fast

Week 1: One small snack in the morning, a liquid nourishment midday, one moderate meal in the evening
Week 2: Vegetables and fruit and liquids

Week 3: Liquids

Option No. 2
As you elect: eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables.

 

Option No. 3
PARTIAL FAST is from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.
m. or from sunup to sundown.
You are encouraged to drink as much water as you wish during the fast. Wate
r can quench the sense of hunger.
 

Prayer Guide for 2024 Fast and beyond:

 

Touch Heaven Church: Reference the attached letter from Pastors Lorilee and Frank that list the active ministries of the Church. Please pray for each ministry and those leaders serving them.

Touch Heaven Global Outreach & Ministries: Also Reference the attached letter. Please pray for those ministries, and Pastors identified as well as the expansion of TH's sphere of influence for the Kingdom in those countries.

Touch Heaven University, Leadership Institute, and Media outreach: to pick up momentum and launch with favor and force this year.

TH Kingdom Sphere: for provision, resources and supernatural funds to support our ambitious Kingdom works.

Please take a few minutes on each of these prayer points.

 

-- For the windows of heaven and the fountains of living waters to break open and pour out the Prepare the Way anointing upon: yourself, the local church, our sister and participating churches, and into the body of Christ. Zechariah 13:1.

--For the victory of Israel over its enemies, for resilience for the U.S. and free nations of the world to stand with Israel, to strike down antisemitism, for the safe return of the rest of the hostages, for the Israeli people and Jews everywhere to have their eyes opened to the Messiah.

--For an awakening and restoration personally and for the Body of Christ. 2 Kings 6:17 Then Elisha prayed and said, "0 Lord, please open his eyes that he may see." So, the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

---To walk in a cloak of humility and repentance and see restoration and reconciliation in our lives and families. Amos 9:11-12 "In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old, that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name," declares the Lord who does this.

---For acceleration and increase to reap as we serve, sow and offer ourselves to the Father. Amos 9:13 "Behold, the days are coming," declares the Lord, "when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.

-- To establish the mindset that we no longer reference "new level new devil", but instead new level - new power, new anointing, new weapons. 2 Cor 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
 
---To contribute towards unity and avoid contention within our ranks. Eph 4:3... eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

-- That The Lord opens the windows of heaven and pour out every Spiritual blessing upon us. Isa 64:1-2 Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence- [2] as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil- to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence!

--That we will know, accept, occupy and produce in our assignments as Priests and Kings. 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

--To Know the truth with deep rooted faith as Children of the Light that destroys the gates of hell. Matt 16:17-18 And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. [18] And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

---To be purged and cleansed of jealousy, fear, anger, or bitterness and to resist a spirit of division and offense. Phil 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

---To be one, in unity, with the mind of Christ. John 17:21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

---For the mantle of prayer to enshroud ourselves and the church and evidenced in Touch Heaven in great measure. Matthew 21:13 He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer, ' but you make it a den of robbers."

---Touch Heaven to grow in maturity and quantity, to serve young and old full of the Spirit, new wine and anointing. Joel 2:28 "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.

---For our Youth and children ministries to grow, flourish and preserve faith in our inheritance. Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

---To expect and experience the sudden lies of the goodness and mercy of God this year.
Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it. 


Reflections & Declarations: Ending 2023, beginning 2024

 

Greetings to our friends and co-laborers in the Kingdom:
     To regard this year ending as warranting a testimony of a significant shift in the Kingdom is an understatement. We declared and then crossed over a spiritual threshold as the living waters from heaven are pouring out the PTW (Prepare the Way) anointing. We are increasing in our zeal as a unified force of Watchmen, Warriors, and Worshippers (WWW's); discerning the prophetic time that we live in and combining our callings and gifts to indeed Prepare the Way for the Coming of our Messiah. While no creature on earth or in heaven, save The Father Himself, knows the day or hour of our Savior's return, we certainly do anticipate that this is the season even as the prophet Isaiah (60:1,2) foretold:

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the people,
but the Lord rises upon you
and his glory appears over you."

 

-----Those who embrace the end time clarion call of our Lord in this time of gross darkness on the earth shall shine bright and "be strong, and be empowered to do great exploits." (Daniel 11:32). So WWW's... let's be strengthened in His might at the end of this year as we race into the new year with an unwavering confidence that even as we seek the Kingdom of God, Jehovah Jireh will supply us with all that we require for the PTW Kingdom Vision. (Mathew 6:33).

 

-----As a ministry and local church, we can testify of many miracles and victories from around the world this past year. We give all Glory to God and celebrate the Good News of great joy that this same God of miracles past is already prepared to perform amazing signs, wonders, and miracles this coming year! "You are the [same] God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples." Psalm 77:14. 
Beloved, as we are challenged to expand upon the fruits of this past year, we have much to do together both in our local church and our outreach ministries in 2024 and beyond as the Lord tarries. At Touch Heaven Canfield Church, the leadership and congregation are stepping it up with this following itinerary of ministries launched or relaunched in 2023:

•    "Light the Fire" Pre-Service Intercessory Prayer & Declarations in the chapel @ 9:00 a.m. on Sundays.
•    "Kibbitz Time: Pace, Amore, e' Pizza" - afterglow fellowship every other Sunday after morning service
•    "Midweek Breakout Service" every Wednesday @ 6:45 p.m. - Worship, Word, & Prayer /Miracles
•    "Break the Bread" Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies- every Thursday night @ 6:00 p.m.
•    "Open Heavens Praise and Worship" - Second Friday of every month @ 7 p.m.
•    Next Generation of New Creation Woman media outreach
•    Activated Leaders and Helpers for "Kids on Fire" and "Youth on Fire" ministries
•    "Seek and Find" Evangelism - growing outreach
•    Preparatory launch of “Deep Calls 2 Deep University”
•    The second module of The PTW Leadership Institute
•    Launch of Touch Heaven on the Church Center app
•    The worship team continued growth with anointed skilled musicians, and singers

 

-----Touch Heaven seeded into these ministries in 2023 and with your help, we plan to continue to sew as the Lord provides in 2024.

Touch Heaven Burundi with Pastor Joseph 
Secured a new location for the church, and purchasing of the different basic needs of the church, such as chairs, audio equipment, instruments, etc...
Touch Heaven Kenya with Bishop Vincent 
Continued support to construct the new church and worship center in Samburu. Expenses for the team to travel to other Touch Heaven covered churches in Africa. 
Touch Heaven India with Pastor Tori
Continued support to construct the new church building in Andhra Pradesh and outreach programs. 
Touch Heaven Nicaragua with Pastor Noel 
We celebrate with this existing congregation that came under the Touch Heaven umbrella/covering this year. We supported the completion of their roof and initiated a program to translate teachings into Spanish to share from TH. 
Youngstown Chinese Church With Pastor Jeff Yeh
Based right here at Touch Heaven Canfield Church, the YCC continues to grow and outreach to our local Chinese Community.
Welcome "Casa de Dios Cielos Abiertos" with Pastors Juan and Amy (Dallas, Texas)
In covenant together to pursue Kingdom growth. 
Eternal Word Church with Pastors Nida and Anwar Fazal 
Covering and supporting their church and ministry in Pakistan.
Israel - multiple ministries and outreach

 

-----Oi Vey! You want to talk about reflection? Lorilee and I are overwhelmed with gratitude to our Lord that we are closing in on 40 years of ministry, holding fast the mandate to Prepare The Way for the coming of our Lord. “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.” Isaiah 11:1-3. In our hearts, we are as proud parents and so humbled to witness so many of our church family here and around the world blossoming, maturing, and bearing much fruit for the Kingdom! The Touch Heaven sphere of influence is growing and increasing in the favor of God, to save the lost and wounded; to heal, deliver, and set free those bound. 

 

-----It is such an honor and joy to work side by side with others who share the same passion to serve, and yet each with their own unique calling and strategic place “on the wall”. Yes indeed, we are blessed to be bonded with an ever-increasingly diverse and gifted group of Warriors, Watchmen, and Worshipers. 

 

-----Mishpachah, stay the course and stay in touch with TOUCH HEAVEN in person, online, on our website, or by carrier pigeon if you must! Some exciting things are about to be announced and launched in 2024. 
 
-----May God continue to Bless you & your family abundantly in every way this Christmas Season and throughout 2024!
 
In His service, 
Pastors Frank & Lorilee

 

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