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Senior Pastors Kathu
Ps Martin and Joana Vivier

Martin is married to Joana and have one daughter - Danell

Martin was radically saved in 2005 and knew immediately that God called him into the ministry.
Martin served diligently for 8 years in CRC Kimberley under Pastor Hennie vd Merwe before he was send out to plant the CRC Church in Kathu.

God gave Martin his calling in Eze 3:8-11 and it was not until Sep 2011 that Martin was released to establish the CRC Church in Kathu.

Martin says that he is very blessed to have made this important career change (at 50) for the Lord Jesus.

Martin has always believed in the Vision God gave to Pastor At Boshoff, and Martin submit himself to the vision, believing in serving like our Lord Jesus said in Joh 13:16  Verily, verily, I say unto you, a servant is not greater than his lord; neither one that is sent greater than he that sent him.
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PRAYER & FASTING

THE ATTITUDE OF FASTING

Fasting is to be done in a spirit of humility and  joyful attitude. Read Matthew 6: 16 – 18

Don’t appear downcast when you fast or boast about how long the fast has  been. Fasting is not for show but to suppress your flesh and  build your inner man.

Spend as much time in prayer, reading the Word and meditation as possible. It is important to draw greatly on the  strength of the  Lord during  your fast.

  • Let the scripture speak – give adequate time to reading and meditating on the scriptures.
  • Make time  – set aside time to be still and  quiet,  unhurried by busy  schedules.
  • Write  it down – learn  to  journal  what you  read, what you  hear, what you  think, what you feel.
  • Praise God – use  this time to sing or listen  to praise and worship music to set your heart on God.
  • Give specific time  to pray.  Fasting alone can  be a diet  – fasting and  prayer brings  God into the  equation.

WHY SHOULD WE FAST?

  • The  purpose of fasting should be  to  take your  eyes off  the  things of this  world,  and instead focus on God.
  • Fasting is a way to  demonstrate to  God, and  to yourself, that you  are serious about your relationship with Him.
  • Fasting helps you to gain  a new perspective and  a renewed reliance upon  God.

FASTING ALSO ALLOWS FOR:

  • Our (personal and  congregational) season of GROWTH
  • To grow DEEPER in God
  • To grow HIGHER in stature and visibility
  • To grow WIDER in influence and  ministry
  • To grow STRONGER in Jesus Christ
  • To HONOUR AND SERVE GOD with prayer and  fasting (Luke 2:37; Acts  13:1-3)
  • Fasting with  the  right  attitude - Mourn and  repent over  the  state or our country and nation (Is 58:3-12; 2 Chron 7:14; Neh 1:4; Ps 69:11)
  • Emphasize our  plea and  seriousness for  revival before the  Lord for  myself and  the congregation (Dan 9:20; Ezra 8:23; Judges 20;  Neh 1:4-11)

“The tendency of fire is to go out; watch the  fire on the  altar of your heart. Anyone who has  tended a fireplace knows that it needs to be stirred up occasionally.” ~ William Booth

WHAT DO I HAVE TO FAST FROM?
Although fasting in Scripture is almost always a fasting from  food,  there are other ways to fast. Example: Follow the  Daniel  Fast. Anything you can temporarily give up in order  to better focus on God can  be considered a fast. Read 1 Corinthians 7:1-5

Some may   not  be  able to  fast from  food (diabetics for  example), but  everyone can temporarily give up something in order  to focus on God. Example: Follow the  Daniel  Fast.

WHAT IS A DANIEL’S FAST?

The concept of a Daniel  fast comes from Daniel  1: 8-14. A Daniel  fast, with vegetables and water, is good for those carrying a heavy workload.

  • Daniel  fast is eating only fruits and vegetables for a certain amount of time, abstaining from meat products - sugar, fatty foods, white flour and products containing any of the above.
  • We read of Daniel’s fast of twenty-one days in Daniel  10: 2 – 3 “I ate no pleasant bread;
    neither came flesh nor wine  in my mouth….”
  • Then in the twelfth verse we read of an angel saying this about Daniel: “…from the first day  that thou  didst  set thine  heart to  understand, and  to  chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and  I am come for thy words.”
  • Daniel’s prayer, backed up by the  power of fasting, was answered.

FOODS TO EAT:

Include fruits  and  vegetables,  Brown Rice, Oats, Barley, Dried  Beans, Pinto  Beans, Split
Beans, Lentils, Peas, Seeds like nuts,  Sprouts, Spring Water, Distilled Water,
100% All-Natural Fruit Juices, 100% All-Natural Vegetable Juices.

WHAT IS A WATER FAST?

A water fast is when the  believer only consumes water for the  duration of the  fast. It is important that you consume plenty of water as you will experience a drop in stamina and energy so it is important that you do not over exert yourself. Water fasts are recommended if the  believer does not carry a heavy workload and  can  spend enough time  in prayer and resting in God’s presence.

GUIDELINES FOR FULFILLING A SUCCESSFUL FAST:

  • As a precautionary measure, if you take medication or have a health condition, check with your doctor before beginning your first fast.
  • Eat mainly  raw  foods and  drink plenty of water for a few meals before you begin your fast. Decrease the  size and frequency of meals before beginning your fast, especially a prolonged fast.
  • Determine in advance what kind of fast you will undertake, e.g., water only, water and juice, Daniel  fast or total abstinence etc.
  • Water-and-juice fasts can  help you accomplish the  spiritual and  physical purposes of the  fast, while  at  the  same time  they help  you to maintain your energy level  and  your health.
  • Avoid  chewing gum during  the  fast. Chewing activates the  digestive processes.
  • Days two  through four of the  fast are often the  most challenging.
  • When drinking juice on a fast, non-sweetened and non-acidic juices seem best. Tomato and  orange juice are hard  on the  stomach, unless greatly diluted.
  • You  may  need to  restrict some of  your  physical activity during  the  fast, especially rigorous exercise.

We pray that God may reveal and resurrect the  dreams and plans He has  for you  over this special time of Fasting & Prayer.

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