From Bishop Salley – Call to Fast

January 29, 2016
Grace and peace be unto you and your whole household!
The RLMI church family will commence our 40 Day Health and Wellness Corporate Fast, beginning Monday, February 15, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. and ending March 25, 2016 at 12:00 a.m.  In anticipation of this corporate time of fasting and praying, please be encouraged to consecrate and yield yourselves to Holiness and avoid influences that may occur as a plot or attempt to derail your intentions and abate the effectiveness of our Kingdom initiative.  This is the beginning of the Lenten Season, a period of approximately 6 weeks leading to Palm Sunday, the final Sunday of Lent, and the commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death, burial, and ultimately culminating in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
In St. Matthews 17:21, Jesus explicitly mandates prayer and fasting as kingdom principles to advance His earthly agenda.  We should exercise these precepts in our personal lives by exhibiting a spirit of enthusiasm and excitement throughout our daily activities as we together seek the supernatural power of God in accomplishing our church vision, ministry objectives, and enhancing the lives of our families and ourselves as we intentionally participate in fasting and prayer.  “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”  III John 1:2 (KJV)
A calendar for daily devotional prayer will be provided as a part of our 40 day experience.  Please review each day and incorporate these subject areas in your times of devotion and prayers.  At the leading of the Holy Spirit, God may speak to me directly concerning special instructions, specific prayers, and scripture readings.  These instructions will be communicated through special advisories to be sent via email or social media.  If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to direct them to our administrative office. 
Lastly, may God grant you the fortitude and endurance to succeed in this special 40 Day Health and Wellness Fast.  Although this journey is set for a designated period of time, I encourage you not to falter in your commitment and faithfulness, but endeavor unto the end.
In His Grace and Kingdom Service,
Bishop Daniel B. Salley, Jr.
and Pastor Barbara A. Salley
Bishops Seal