What happens in the unseen world when you fast and pray?
There are times along your spiritual journey with the Lord that Heaven appears silent. You earnestly petition your Heavenly Father for change and yet the answer seems elusive and even ignored. While you strive to keep your faith muscle flexed and involved, you wonder if God is playing games with your heart and ultimate need. You are not alone if you have ever wondered about such times. The Bible gives an account of a weary father whose son had been tormented from childhood. He longed to see his son set free. He inquired of the disciples for help with his troubled son. Nevertheless, the answer was delayed by the disciple’s unbelief. This account is found in Mark 9:25-29 (NKJV),
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”
There is no doubt that the Bible speaks of a spiritual realm that takes prayer AND fasting to conquer. Daniel knew it. Paul knew it. Jesus knew it. You MUST know it too. You have things in your life that WILL not come off with just a colossal prayer. YOU must fight through Fasting in addition to your prayers. This combination provides the grit necessary to break the back of the demonic forces in your world. Your physical action through fasting moves God’s hand in your favor.
Do you need a healing? Fast. Do you need deliverance? Fast. Do you need a breakthrough? Fast. Do you need a healthy marriage? Fast. Do you need a wayward child to come home? Fast. Do you need a financial lift? Fast. Do you want peace? Fast. Do you want joy? Fast. Do you want to find your purpose in life? Fast. Fasting breaks the yoke off your life as recorded in Isaiah 58: 6 (NIV), “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loosen the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break EVERY yoke.”
God has set before you a challenge for a better life, a holy life, a God-ordained life. You can stay in a spirit of complacency or you can STAND up and put the Devil back in his place. Live victoriously. Dream courageously. Love passionately. Engage tenaciously. Fasting is your ticket to the POWERFUL life you’ve been seeking. Join the Fasting Movement!