The Mystery of Prayer and Fasting

The mystery of prayer and fasting

The mystery of prayer and fasting

Fasting is not an advice, not an admonition. Fasting is a commandment

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

In the same vein, prayer is a commandment.
Matthew 6:6 KJV
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

In the text above, the word when indicates that there is a period that you must fast and pray.

Benefits of Prayer and Fasting

1). Higher Dimension of Spiritual Authority – The scripture says that he that is above is above all (Jn.3:31). I can’t imagine a witch pursuing me, this is not a pride, it’s drawing light from the fountain of life. Because I’m a far above (Eph.1:21). The witch is a weaker being
By God grace, I’m now a certified Satan tormentor.

Authority can never be imposed, authority is conferred by service. We can only serve our way into the place of authority. And, prayer and fasting is a sure platform of service. David was serving by keeping flocks before he was called to enthronement. Jesus was obedient the point of death on the cross before enthronement (Phil2). Hear this: anybody who needs authority must be ready to serve.

Wait a minute: prayer and fasting is the surest way to exercise authority over every power of principality and dominion over every affair of life (Eph.1:21). The truth is that power is a core aspect or element of authority. This takes us to our second benefit, power

2). Power is the end product of our genuine engagement in prayer and fasting. When Jesus went to fast for forty days and nights, on His return, He returned with power and authority casting out demons (demons cried out His name and left their victims), healing all manners of sicknesses and diseases.

Acts 10:38 KJV
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”

Acts 8:7 KJV
“For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them : and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.”

Understanding the values of prayer and fasting

3). Living wonders – Prior to the 40days prayer and fasting Jesus was just like any other man in the land. But after, wonders exploded! People began to exclaimed “What manner of man is this; that even the winds and the sea obey Him!” (mat.8:27)….. “We have seen strange things today (Lk.5:26).

Therefore I pray before the conclusion of this ongoing prayer and fasting your life will keeps springing forth surprises. Every of your questioned mark will turned exclamation in the name of Jesus.

4). Breakthrough order of testimonies – There are some mountains that will not give way until you put up a fight through prayer and fasting. By prayer and fasting your absolute freedom from satanic oppression(sickness, disease, untimely death, grovelling in poverty, stagnation, spells and curses, etc) is guaranteed.

Isaiah 58:6 KJV
“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?”

Matthew 17:20-21 KJV
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. [21] Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Therefore I pray, after this ongoing prayer and fasting every mountain that will not let you go will give way for you in the name of Jesus.

Prayer and fasting can move mountains and dispell

5). Light (Illumination) – Verse 10 of Isaiah.58 says,

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

You can’t be lighted and be tormented. God’s word is the container of God’s light. The incoming of His word emits light and shatters darkness. Light and darkness can’t coexist. You belong to one camp or the other. This is why you better romance with God’s word as you plugged yourself into this ongoing prayer and fasting…

Psalm 119:130 KJV
“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”
1 John 1:5 KJV
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

Therefore I declare that every darkness that has been dogging your path hitherto goes out by the entrance of light in the name of Jesus.

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.

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