Fasting and Prayer Build Your Spiritual Muscle!_”Divine-Royalty”
As stone or iron sharpens knife, so is fasting sharpens your spiritual life. If you most know, there is prize for everything that is if you desire greatness. Many great men and women have achieved many exploit through fasting. A person who can fast appear smart in self-discipline; Have you wonder why some people appear to be more anointed, and when they speak, they speak powerful? There is a price for it! How far do you want to know God and understand the kingdom? One day fasting is just missing a meal not fasting. Christ fasted 40days, Moses fasted 40days, Elijah fasted 40days, go and check there history and after which, bounce back to reason!
There are things you can’t get done without fasting. The disciples love Jesus, they followed Him, know the word and obey the bible His word, still can’t cast demon out.
They prayed, just like you do, and said to the demon, come out in Jesus name! They said no, i am not coming out because i am different kind of demon. (I am paraphrasing) I need more than what you are doing and the demon never left. But Jesus the Christ was coming down from the mountain and meets them. What is going on, the whole city was confuse – A man said i brought my boy to you and your boys couldn’t cast the demon out
And Christ didn’t cast the demon immediately, first He turn to them and said, how long will i be with you.
There are some things you can’t get done unless you fast about it and there are some things you are disturbing God to do for you that demands only your prize! God is not going to bless you again, God have blessed you, which means there is not mistake in the one He has done before. You have your own role to play! You are created to be a spiritual being and whenever you let flesh, it’s pushing the original you because what the flesh produces is opposite who the spirit produce
Do you want to be alert or spiritual sensitive? Engage in abstinence! Many think that fasting is forced on them that is why when they are observing fasting, they see it as punishment and some sees it as journey that will led them to death and they went and eat secretly. ‘I tell you the truth; you are not created only to eat! If you can’t overcome the power of hunger sometimes, how can you conquer the sin of the flesh and some demonic power? Fasting is also beneficial both spiritual, physical-health wise.
Jesus said, bring the boy, just one word and he cast the demon out. They are publicly ashamed, quitted and unable to talk.
One evening as they were eating, Peter picks courage and asks Jesus why they couldn’t cast out the demon? Jesus answered, except by prayer, (which you do), and FASTING… (what about fasting?) Matthew 17;21. Mark 9;29.
Listen to me! This is not about intellectual, it takes experience and spiritual revelation to understand this! Fasting increases your Spiritual capacity and authority. Carrying a spiritual power produces evidence when you are preaching the word of God. It’s a demonstration of spirit power!
Overloading yourself with food is like suppressing yourself down but fasting helps you to blanket every distraction and completely open to God. Make it a decision, because if you want to be great, you behave like one and that when God can entrust you with his Government.
When God entrust you with His government, He want you to be fully in-charge like Him, but it unfortunate that many believers these days is eating themselves to death! By the way, fasting keep you more fit, healthy and blood clean, and give you benefit of obeying God.
Fasting is putting away things you find pleasured, for the sake of God. It shows God how you acknowledge Him by putting those things out for Him to come in the more.
None solid food fasting is the greatest of fasting because you are denying yourself the greatest thing you pleasure on earth. It lies from discipline the physical apatite for the subjection of the body for the spiritual desires. You actually increase your control over your life.
You are a spirit but you are living in the body! Most of time our body control the spirit and when it do, abuse becomes the ways of life.
Fasting makes our body to subject to the Lord, instead of master to your spirit. Fasting time should be spend in prayer and Bible study!
Fasting will save you so much time, “the time you should have spent thinking for food and eating, No distraction! You spend time thinking about what you are going to eat. Going to buy it, cooking it, cleansing the kitchen, instead of spending those times with food, you will save to spend with God and intimacy begins to develop.
The temperature in your body is 89dc, avoid putting your drinks in refrigerator and you are going to enjoy it, tea is better than juice and drink more water for more cleansing, toileting and avoid mouth odours. Whenever gas reduces, it causes acidic reaction in the body, so drink more water.
Moreover, it is called fasting and prayer not staving your-self. When you pray more, you will notice Divine supply of energy and those who are praying in fasting will understand what i mean. But if you keep staving yourself in the name of fasting, you may attract stomach ulcer.
Stomach ulcers are sores in the lining of the stomach or small intestine. They occur when the protective mucus that lines the stomach becomes ineffective. The stomach produces a strong acid to help digest food and protect against microbes. To protect the body’s tissues from this acid, it also secretes a thick layer of mucus.
If the mucus layer is worn away and stops functioning effectively, the acid can damage the stomach tissue, causing an ulcer. So, pray and read your bible when you’re fasting for divine energy supply. It’s a mysterious thing beyond carnal understanding.