“The philosophy of fasting calls upon us to know ourselves, to master ourselves, and to discipline ourselves and a person who cannot discipline himself/herself cannot always make sense”_”Divine-Royalty”
Do you need power?; go extra mile! Do you desire greatness?; get ready for the prize! Engaging in fasting and prayer helps you to form intimacy with God which maximize the capacity of God’s glory in you, and subjugate every demonic influence against you to loss it’s weight.
Humble yourself with fasting and prayer because fasting enhances your spiritual capacity and blankets every distraction. It put pride to subjugation. While vision become clearer. What must be understood is that fasting is not just something reserved for those that profess Christ as Lord. Fasts are observed among Christians, Jews, Muslims, Confucianists, Hindus, Buddhists, and adherents of other religious faiths. Even white garment church people who stays in every corner both in Lagos Bar-Beach fast, those that practice witchcraft fast to further their own system of belief. So when you hear of other sects of religion making reference to fasting, it is not the same as when a Believer fasts, take note.
People fast for various reasons and each reason can find some validity. Some people fast to lose weight. While there are times when we choose to fast because we struggle with either known or hidden sin. This could be alcoholism, cigarettes, sexual addictions, eating disorders which I call food consumer, family problems, sickness and disease against a loved one, and even various abuses we commit or were a victim of, and we want to rid our lives of these things.
Listen, Man is a spirit being but living in the earthly suite, and whenever you refuse to fast. The suite you are living into which is your body will grow heavy; and your act will be according to the desire of your flesh, but fasting subject our body for the spirit of God to lead. It’s putting away things you find pressuring for the sake of God, it lies from discipline, the physical apatite for the subjection of body for the spiritual desires. when God entrust you with his Government, He wants you to take charge and with the power of flesh you can’t succeed taking charge. Remember Jesus told his disciples that this kind of demon can not be cast by prayer only. “Which you have been praying” but fasting must be added, Hey! I don’t know the battle you have been confronting long while, it’s high time to strategies using fasting, I did not say missing a Meal, because what we do atimes is missing a meal. Serious fasting can simplify the spiritual challenges that is tormenting you all this while.
Do you not know that if the edge is not sharp, more strength will be required? So it is in prayer, those who don’t have anointing in their prayers pray with physical power. And No matter the volume of the prayer of a doll axe, it can never cut down a tree. Wisdom is profitable to direct.
Fasting is a period of time that you choose to deny your body the physical nourishment it craves so your human spirit can gain ascendancy over your flesh and it’s appetites for things that the world offers it. It is also medically proven that fasting can be a powerful method of cleansing and healing the physical body, However it is also a tool for the cleansing of the soul.
Fasting is more about replacing than it is about abstaining, replacing normal activities with focused times of prayer and feeding on the Word of God. Fasting is more about longing for the power and presence of Jesus than restricting our appetites. The gift of prayer is priceless gift.