Fasting, January, 2015 Theme:“Let Jesus Be Heard Through The Word”
Prayer Focus: God give us your strength as we fast
Fasting Focus: Pasta (spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, etc.)
What is fasting? Fasting is abstaining from something, usually food, for a certain period of time. Living a fasted life produces both miraculous and radical results in the Christian walk. Living a fasted life increases our ability to hear from God, walk in His way, and do His will. It is a biblical precept long practiced by those who have sought God for miraculous changes in the lives of those to whom they minister.
Fasting humbles the soul before God, denies and masters the appetite, manifests an earnest desire to seek God, gives us power over demonic oppression, and aids in prayer. Humility helps us to hear and see spiritually. Psalms 35:13
Through fasting, Jesus draws us closer to His side so that we can win souls, walk in spiritual authority, and advance His Kingdom at a greater speed and with greater impact. The discipline of fasting releases the anointing, the favor, and the blessing of God in the life of the Christian. It brings one into a deeper, more intimate, and powerful relationship with the Lord. It is a secret source of power.
As you fast you will find that there is an attitude that pleases the Lord, and there are attitudes that do not please Him. Fasting can clear away fear so that we can hear from God and know what to do.
Fasting is a way of denying self and experiencing greater measures of holiness. It causes you to be more real with God. Holiness means we deny what we want and embrace what God wants. Luke 23-25
Fasting puts the spirit in the driver’s seat of our thoughts and actions so that we choose the holy things of God.
ONE PERSON FASTING IS POWERFUL, BUT WHEN A GROUP OF PEOPLE BEGIN TO FAST, IT IS MULTIPLIED STRENGTH! IT IS MULTIPLIED POWER! Joel 1:14, 2 Chronicles 20:3-4