Heard this in my spirit when contemplating some circumstances.
Jesus says, “this kind goes out only by prayer & fasting.” (Matt 17:21)
Do you try to look beyond circumstances? Because in the Spirit God’s doing far greater things than the part of the picture we see (1 Corinthians 13:12).
My Utmost for His Highest, October 3rd, “When you are brought face to face with a difficult situation and nothing happens externally, you can still know that freedom and release will be given because of your continued concentration on Jesus Christ…face it and get through it into the presence of Jesus Christ. Then that very problem itself, and all that you have been through in connection with it, will glorify Jesus Christ in a way that you will never know until you see Him face to face.”
***Please ask your Pastor before beginning a fast***
My former church proclaimed corporate fasts for the new year and other special occasions.
Recently, the Lord led me to fasting and praying on Saturdays. Usually it’s sporadic lasting one to three days. I drink tea in the morning, then water during the day and whenever the hunger pangs arise. Reading the Word and devotionals, singing worship songs and praying, going about the day.
- James 4:8 (NKJV), “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
- Matthew 6:16-18, Jesus says, “When you fast…”
- Isaiah 58, “…is this not the fast that I have chosen:…to let the oppressed go free…”