The profitable approach to prayer and fasting

the profitable approach to fasting and prayer

Fasting is fastening or afflicting your body in order to edify your spirit. Fasting is neither an advice nor an admonition.  Fasting is a commandment (Mat.6:17)

Isaiah 58:5-6 KJV
“Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him ? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord ? [6] 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?”

There is a chosen fast and an inspired fast. A chosen fast is a proclaimed. Example of an inspired fast is the fast embarked upon by Ezekiah. Do you want a change of situation? Be inspired to fast.

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

The word “when” connotes time. That means there is a particular time that you must fast….Prayer is the value offer in the fast. Prayer is what gives value to our fasting. Fasting without prayer is a wasteful exercise. It’s a mere punishment.

Mark 9:29 KJV
“And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”


A picture of food which is used to break fasting

 What are the profitable approaches to fasting and prayer?


1). Come into fasting and prayer with praises – If you’re not joyful you will be fretful. Don’t come into fasting and prayer with murmurings.

Philippians 2:14 KJV
“Do all things without murmurings and disputings:”


2). Enter into fasting and prayer with expectations – It’s so disgusting to see many believers who come to God without an expectation. Be expectant. Without expectation there will be no manifestation.

Proverbs 23:18 KJV
“For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.”

Also, be specific with your expectation(s). God does not take assumption, be specific in your demand(s). For instance, if you’re looking for a child, what type of child do you want? Male or female.

Mark 10:51 KJV
“And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.”


3). Come with prayer – Make sure that you pray. God does not answer fasting. Prayer is what God answers. Fasting is meant to facilitates answered prayer(s).

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.”


In the above scripture, Mountain can only be moved by “fasting & prayer” – not fasting alone. Listen: There are certain mountains that will not give way until you fast.


4). Come with thanksgiving – Prayer(s) unaccompanied with thanksgiving may not fulfill its potency. Thanksgiving is the seal of answered prayer.

Philippians 4:6 KJV
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”


In English language, the word “with” plays the role of emphasis (importance). Hence, ensure that you wrapped up your prayer with thanksgiving.


Understanding the values of prayer and fasting

The following are the blessings & benefits of fasting and prayer

Authority, Wonders, Miracle, Breakthrough, Revelation, insights, Restoration, Illumination, Divine ideas, Overflowing blessings, Healings, Divine Health, Moved Mountains, barriers, & obstacles, Dispelled Darkness, Emits Light, Multipurpose Solution, Turn around, Strength, Longevity, Dominion, Wealth, exploits, New heights, Ground breaking & explosive testimonies, Destroyed yoke, Freedom from Satanic oppression, breaking of negative habits, Sanctification, Liberation & speed, access to deep-things (divine secret)

References: Is.58:5-14, Is.40:31, Mat.17:21, PS.25:14

Your questions are mostly welcomed.

Commandments: Viewing their benefits

God has not commanded us in order to grieve us. He has commanded us in order to bless us. Deu.28:1-3, Jos. 1:8, James.1:25. You should also know that God does not bless group, He blesses individual according to his level of obedience. So, it is not just about obeying commandments. But your level of obedience also count. “Behold I come quickly my rewards are with me to give every man according to his ‘work’.” Rev.22:12. So, it is to every man according to his ‘work’. Note the word ‘work’. This means serving God is a work that must be done. Jesus said, “I must be about my father’s business.” Lk.2:49. So, those who think Christianity is a passive religion are under strong delusion. Serving God is a big time business!

  1. Fasting : When you fast, you will never recover from revelation. And don’t forget, manifestation is a function of revelation. It takes fasting to shatter every force of hell holding your glorious destiny. It takes fasting to break unwanted/ bad habits. Is.58.
  2. Prayer: When you pray God answers you by what He shows you. 90% of our prayers is answered by what God show us. Manifestation is a function of revelation. You can’t make things happen outside revelation. Revelation makes you to think as if there is no box. Your intuitive and creativity turn up when you are overwhelmed with revelation.
  3. Praise provoke our access to supernatural presence. Our praise brings God down Himself while He sent you angels to deliver answer when you pray. Paul and Silas is a case study, when they began to praise God at midnight, the supernatural manifested. Acts:16:25-26.” Praising God in the middle of conflicting situations is a sign of strong faith.”
  4. Thite : You will die poor until you start entering the commandment of thiting. You can’t fast neither pray for financial prosperity. “The seed for financial prosperity is your thite.” You thite’ is not a donation to the church – you must not see it as such – “It is a seed that God need in order to meet your needs.” It is spiritual transaction in between you and God. The more you give the more you have, this is the divine financial setting. “Give it shall be given unto you, pressed down, good measure….” Jn.6:68. God can’t break this setting/arrangement because of you. In case you own a business, you must pay corporate thite. If you want to continue enjoy ceaseless profits continually. Most bankrupted companies, the root of their financial problem is traceable to the ‘non-thiting disease’. “Bring ye all thites into the store house that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, said the lord of hosts if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing,  that there shall be no room enough to receive it and I will rebuke the devourer for thy sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field. Saith the lord of hosts. “ Mal.3:10-11


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