The 5 virtues of fasting

A picture of food which is used to break fasting

A picture of food which is used to break fasting

Fasting is not an advice neither an admonition.

Fasting is a commandment.

But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head; and wash thy face.” Mat.6:17

In the light of the above scripture, it is ‘When’ not ‘if’ you fast which means there is a particular time you must fast.

And, obedience is the master key to all opened doors of blessings (Deu.28:1-3).

“And it come to pass, if thou shall hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do his commandments which I command thee this day, that the lord thy God will set thee on high above all the nations of the earth. ” Deu.28:1

Fasting means fastening your body in order to edify your spirit. It is giving strength to your inner man.

What are the 5 virtues of fasting?

1). Revelation – Fasting is the gateway to an outbreak of revelation. And, revelation precedes manifestation. Nothing come to be outside revelation.

And if thou draw out thy soul to hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday.” Is.58:10.

2).Supernatural restoration – Fasting restores supernaturally every stolen and lost item. The thief ( devil) specializes in stealing people’s glorious destinies (Jn.10:10).

And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundation of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach. The restorer of the path to dwell in.” Is.58:12.

3).Illumination – Fasting sparks off light over issue of life. When light is shed over an issue, the darkness around it disappears.

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the lord shall be thy rearward.” Is.58:8

4).Liberation –  Fasting is the key to liberty from every shackles of the enemy. It is the pathway to freedom from satanic oppressions. It breaks bad habit as stealing, corruption, lying, lesbianism, etc.

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke.” Is.58:6

5). Power and Authority – Fasting confers or vested in us the authority over the affairs of life. Both positive and negative forces in all realms of existence are bound to answer at our commands due to our royal status.

Then shalt thou delight thyself in the lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the lord hath spoken it.” Is.58:14

Jesus was just like anyone else in the land until He  went on 40 days fasting and prayer. But on his return, signs and wonders erupted.

His authority and power switched level. People began to exclaim  What manner of man is this, that even the wind and sea obey him!  We have seen strange things today!

But the man marvelled, saying, what manner of man is this, that even the sea and wind obey him! ” Mat.8:27

There some evil forces that have been sitting on people’s destinies that can only be unseated by engaging in fasting and prayer.

Enter into fast and collect your birthrights being withhold by the wicked.

 

 

 

Author: Chris Adedoyin

Chris is a well-known Christian blogger on WordPress. He has over 500 articles published and over a thousand followers. He works as an interpreter as well as a Sunday school teacher. Since he began blogging, his writings have touched many people's lives. He attended Olabisi Onabanjo University and majored in Economics. He is an expert in technology. Web development, ERP solutions, and graphic design are among his technical skills.

2 thoughts on “The 5 virtues of fasting”

  1. Fasting is a vital part of our life as Christians. I have also written posts on fasting which highlighted some of your thoughts. Keep up the good work of God.

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