The Blessedness Of Prayer and Fasting, Part 2 – Pastor Julius Owobu.

Fasting is concentrating in the word, prayers and leaving food and pleasure aside.

We have a God that hear and answer prayers, and His commandments are for your lifting (1st Timothy 3:16). Apostle John says God’s commandments are not grievous (1st John 5:3).

Anytime you are not praying, you are fainting (Luke 18:1).

You must understand that fasting is commanded for specific benefit of the believer as seen in the scripture (Isaiah 58: 6).

You must beware of selling your birthright to the belly, as you can’t please God in the flesh.

It’s your duty to discipline the flesh and live in the spirit. If you sow to the flesh you reap corruption.

You must remember that Prayers gives value to your Fasting (Matthew 17: 19-21).

Biblical Approach To Profitable Fasting:

1. We must come to the Father through the Name of Jesus Christ (John 15:16).

It’s an open cheque, whatsoever you ask in His name shall be given to you (John 14: 12-13).

You must come to Him boldly (Hebrew 4:16) as a Son to the Father.

2. You must engage your Faith (Hebrew 6:11).

You must believe He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Put your Faith to work by believing God (Matthew 17: 21).

3. You must engage by praying for the needs of others (Ephesians 6: 19, James 5:16, Proverbs 11: 25).

Fasting doesn’t empower God, but empower you as a believer.

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