We have officially entered into our annual new year sacrificial 21 Day Daniel Fast period. Each year I am led to call this fast to simply put the people in The Sanctuary in touch with God and His life-changing power.
I know the importance of fasting and we make every effort to fast at least twice a year. I have used the fasting tool throughout my life and each time it was beneficial and was profitable for my natural and physical self. I fasted before I was married to prepare myself as Esther for my King. I fasted before major surgeries to break infirmities and I have fasted to gain revelation on how to bring healing to my body. The year 2016 brought sickness that I thought would take our dreams and desires for a family. I prayed and asked for revelation on how to bring healing to my body spiritually and physically. Our Heavenly Father revealed to us that 2017 would be the year that He would provide us with the #Swords to gain #TotalVictory. We threw our V's up and grab the first of the swords which was the Daniel Fast. We took the sword and for 21 Days we feasted on fruits and veggies and did extensive soul work. We had goals and His strategy and it all worked for our good and His GLORY. I am now in better health physically, mentally and spiritually than I have EVER been in my life. You see having the power of God that can only be found in fasting and prayer can breakthrough and penetrate the most fortified wall and stronghold.
You see you don't program the power of God into something, you pray the power of God into it. Fasting gives you more time for prayer. You can use the time you'd normally spend eating as time in prayer for what God wants to do among us during this time. In the Bible, fasting is always connected with prayer.
"While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, 'Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.' So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off." Acts 13:2-3 (NIV)
Fasting demonstrates the depth of your desire when praying for something. It shows you that you are serious enough about your prayer request to pay a personal price. God honors deep desire and praying in faith.
Fasting releases God's supernatural power. It is a tool we can use when there is opposition to God's Will. The enemy would like nothing better than to cause division, discouragement, defeat, depression, and doubt among us. As Jesus said to the disciples who were having trouble taking authority of a demonic spirit, "But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Prayer and fasting has always been used by God to deal a decisive blow to the enemy!
"God says, "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?" Isaiah 58:6 (NIV)
Prayer and fasting are tools that God has given us to use on all the disrepair in our lives, in our churches, in our communities, and in our country.
Do you feel dry, spiritually? In need of renewal? Feeling powerless against the world and the enemy? In need of a breakthrough?
FAST and PRAY.