BENEFITS OF FASTING AND PRAYER
Prayer is one of the mediums we use to communicate to God and let Him know about our needs.
Fasting and prayer also helps in strengthening the relationship that we have with God.
Through prayers, we can repent and gain forgiveness from God.
God talks to us through the Holy Spirit when we are deep in prayers.
A prayerful Christian is dangerous to the kingdom of darkness because often times he or she tends to rebuke the unfruitful works of darkness.
The devil does not want people to fast and pray because prayer and fasting is powerful in the spirit realm.
Fasting and prayer motivates God to answer our prayers because fasting portrays a sense of urgency for God's response and a strong urge to dedicate oneself to God.
When you are planning to dedicate yourself in fasting and prayer, the devil may bring temptations and any form of discouragements to keep you from praying and fasting and if this does not work, the devil may make you feel hungry on the day that you are supposed to start fasting and praying so that you can postpone the day of fasting.
Anything that is beneficial to your spiritual life, the devil will come against it.
God appreciates when we fast and pray because it proves you love God and you are willing to forsake everything just to be with Him.
There is a reward in heaven for those who dedicate themselves to God in fasting and prayer.
Fasting and prayer is a sign of true Christianity because few people out there are able to dedicate themselves to God in fasting and prayer.
The devil hates when people dedicate themselves to God in prayer because the chief mission of the devil is to separate us from God.
That is why the devil has invented video games, football games and all other sporting events to keep people occupied with things that are temporary and unimportant to take their minds off their eternal habitations.
Fasting and prayer draws you closer to God. The word of God promised us that if we draw closer to God, he will also draw closer to us.
Jas 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Jas 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Jas 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Don't you realize that the devil is jealous of you because you have a shot of eternal life and glory in heaven! and once you delevop a strong bond and healthy relationship with Jesus Christ you are on your way to heaven!
Anything that glorifies God and can cause you to receive the crown of life, will be attacked by the devil and his agents.
The devil will attack you if you want to preach, worship, evangelise, cast out demons and anyting that God approves. Anything that is close to Jesus receives attacks from the devil and his agents.
Advantages of fasting and prayer to a Christian life;
Quickening Response from God.
Fasting and prayer quickens response from God because it acts as a catalyst.
Fasting shows how much you are in love with God and you have denied everything to be with the Lord.
When you prove your love towards God He will be quick to respond to your needs. The word of God says that Jesus Christ loves those that love Him and those that seek him diligently find Him.
Pro 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Fasting enables us to move mountains which could not be moved by praying simple prayers. Fasting is heavy in the spirit realm and enables us to move mountains.
The prayer of a person who is fasting and the prayer of a person whose stomach is full sound different in the spirit realm.
Fasting is a sacrifice, and God will attend first to a person who is deep in fasting and prayer.
Jesus Christ told us that some demons can only come out by prayer and fasting and likewise there are some problems that are disturbing us in our lives that can only be removed by fasting and praying.
Mat 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Putting the deeds of the body to death.
Fasting enables a person to put the deeds of the body to death such as gluttony and sexual lusts. Y
ou will notice when you are fasting you do not struggle with lustful thoughts and sexual desires because the deeds of the body are put to death.
This is achieved because the demons that are living in your body are paralyzed and are unable to project the lustful desires.
Demons enjoy when the flesh is stronger than the spirit so that they can manipulate you to do things which are sinful.
Demons come into people lives, and operate in peoples lives through the desires of the flesh, but when the desires of the flesh are put to death through fasting and prayer, demons will be very uncomfortable and the longer you fast and pray the more miserable demons will become and they will end up losing you.
Fasting Enables us to Take Control of the Body.
When we fast, we take charge of the body, the body no longer controls us but we control the body.
The devil comes through the desires of the flesh and he strengthens the desires of the flesh. When we fast we train our bodies to exhibit self control and we take charge of our body.
When a person cannot control his flesh; then the person can easily fall into the temptations of the devil, but when a person knows how to control the deeds of the body; then he or she will not be an easy prey for the devil to deceive and devour.
Consider the people who are controlled by diverse lusts, they lack self control and are always fornicating, masturbating and doing all forms of sinful acts because they do not know how to control the deeds of their flesh.
A person who is able to fast and pray is able to control the deeds of the flesh.
Casting out Resilient demons.
Some demons are resilient and refuse to live someone’s life, but when we fast and pray we force the demons to vacate. Prayer and fasting heavily weakens evil spirits and the more you can fast the better.
Demons operate in a hierachy or a pyramid system, if you succeed in casting out a particular demon; it does not mean that the result will be same for all demons.
Some demons are stronger in the spirit realm than others and if you are not strong in the spirit realm you will not be able to cast them out.
Fasting strengthens our spirit and enables us to cast out demons that are strong in the kingdom of darkness.
Mat 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Strengthening the Spirit of God.
Fasting strengthens the spirit of God because during a fast, the Holy Spirit is being fed with food of the Spirit.
The Holy Spirit feeds on the word of God, prayer, worship and anything else that God approves. Sin weakens and paralyses the spirit of God.
Fasting and prayer makes the Spirit of God to be strong because you are living in a state of holiness and purity during fasting and prayer.
The Holy Spirit dwells in an environment of righteousness. During a fast the Holy Spirit is strengthened because it is comforted.
Anything that is of God brings the Holy Ghost closer to us and anything that is of the devil cuts the relationship that we have with the Holy Ghost.
When you are baptized in the Holy Ghost because of living a pure life, the conviction of the Holy Ghost will be so strong in your life and your conscience will be clearer.
When the Holy Spirit is paralyzed, you will not be convicted of your sins which proves that you are corrupt and you are drawn away from God.
The knowledge of sin becomes clearer.
When you draw close to God in fasting and prayer you can definitely rest assured God will draw closer to you.
When you are near to God, the Holy Spirit will take control over your life. You conscience will be sensitive to sin.
When you fast, you will realize that you take notice of offences, and you are able to distinguish clearly what is holy and what is unholy.
Brethren in Christ Jesus, let us deny ourselves for the sake of the kingdom of God. Let us fast and pray for our lost family members and reprobates all over the world who are walking in the broad path of death and hell.
Let us claim their souls to the kingdom of God through fasting and prayer; for God desires that all flesh should be saved.
Let us make it a habit in our lives to seek God in fasting and prayer because God is pleased when we seek Him diligently. Benefits Of Fasting And Prayer.
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