TIME FOR PRAYER AND FASTING

Posted by Bill Stockham in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Did you know that prayer and fasting is one of the most powerful spiritual combinations we can do? True fasting brings humility and alignment with God. It helps breaks the power of flesh and the devil’s influence on our lives. IT DESTROYS UNBELIEF AND BRINGS ANSWERS TO PRAYER WHEN NOTHING ELSE WORKS. We must know that prayer is not the groundwork for the battle – PRAYER IS THE BATTLE. And of all the things we can do to heighten the power and focus of prayer, fasting is doubtless the most powerful. Fasting puts us in harmony with our Abba Father who stresses humility from those who wish to be close to Him. Fasting helps to humble the flesh. When it is done for that purpose, it pleases the Spirit of God.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may LIFT YOU UP IN DUE TIME. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Pet. 5:5-7) [Daniel was one of many who exercised prayer and fasting:] “And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.” (Dan. 9:3) [After this time of prayer the bible says:] “Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man [angel] Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.” (Dan. 9:21-22)
[The Daniel Fast is a powerful SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE to aid us as followers of Jesus Christ cultivate a more intimate relationship with our Lord, to seek answers to prayer, and to grow in the love and the knowledge of our Savior.
http://www.daniel-fast.com/ is one of many sights that will help you learn more about this type of fasting. Remember what Jesus said about fasting:] “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do…when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; AND YOUR FATHER, WHO SEES WHAT IS DONE IN SECRET, WILL REWARD YOU.” (Matt. 6:16-18)

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that PRAYER AND FASTING IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL SPIRITUAL COMBINATIONS WE CAN DO TODAY!
-Bill Stockham

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