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WHY PRAYER AND FASTING IS FOR EVERY CHRISTIAN

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WHY PRAYER AND FASTING IS FOR EVERY CHRISTIAN

We live in a generation where many Christians are reluctant to fast and many argue that fasting is optional for Christians.
While fasting should be done out of free will,our Lord Jesus Christ clearly expected that His followers would be fasting.
"Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward."Matthew 6:16.
This verse is an instruction from Jesus to His followers of how fasting should be done.
Jesus didn't say," IF YOU FAST" but rather He said,"WHEN YOU FAST" a clear indication that He expected His followers to fast.
When the pharisees and John's disciples asked Jesus why His disciples didn't fast, Jesus said a time would come when they would fast.

"The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. Then they came and said to Him, “Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”
And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast.But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and THEN THEY WILL FAST IN THOSE DAYS." Mark 2:18-20
Jesus was saying His disciples would fast after He was taken away from them.
He didn't give a direct command to them to pray and fast,however,from scripture we can tell He clearly expected His disciples to regularly fast.
And the apostles and all the early church knew why fasting was important and DID fast.
In Acts 13:2 "while they were worshipping The Lord and FASTING, the Holy Spirit said set aside Barnabas and Saul for the work I have called them."
Acts 14:23" Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and with PRAYER AND FASTING, committed them to the Lord in whom they had put their trust."
These are examples showing fasting was a lifestyle for the apostles and the early church.
Jesus Himself who came to be our example fasted.
The bible says Jesus fasted 40 days and 40 nights before beginning His ministry.(Matthew 4:1-11)
The bible teaches us to pray and fast, and from my personal experience with prayer and fasting, I have found it to be a very powerful tool for spiritual warfare, for quickening breakthrough, and for spiritual growth.
It is something I would encourage every Christian who wants to advance spiritually to do on a regular basis.
Biblical fasting is abstaining from food and water,or food only,for a specific period of time,and using that time to pray.
If you stay away from food but don't pray,and instead spend your time on social media, that's not prayer and fasting.
Food and water and our time is substituted for spending time in God's presence.
If you are fasting while at school or work,that's still okay,God knows you have no choice, but still you must ensure you spend meaningful time praying and reading the bible. You can use your lunch break for example and you can meditate on God's word and use any free time to stay connected with God.
If you fast on a day you are not at work,I recommend locking yourself in a room and literally spending all your time reading the bible, praying, worshipping, and waiting on the Lord.
This is really powerful.
Often, when I have done fasting this way,spending the whole day in His presence,I don't even feel hungry compared to when am fasting and still do other stuff like work!
If your prayer life is no longer on fire,you need to pray and fast to get that fire back.
If you are struggling with sin,and its so hard for you to live a holy life,you need to fast.
If you need breakthrough and its taking so long,fasting quickly opens doors of victory.
Read these verses of how fasting brought victory in the bible.
Esther and all the Jews fasted 3 days and 3 nights,and God made their enemy to be hanged on his own gallows!( read Esther chapter 3 to chapter 7)
Nehemiah fasted and prayed for Jerusalem and God had the city rebuilt! (Read Nehemiah chapter 1&2).
When 3 nations came to fight against Judah,and King Jehoshaphat proclaimed a fast,and God made their enemies to fight each other,giving Jehoshaphat and his people great victory without a fight!(read 2 chronicles 20:1-30).
There's so much power and so much victory in prayer and fasting and its a powerful weapon Christians should use.
Whether you want greater intimacy with God,or you are seeking breakthrough, fasting is a powerful weapon.
Because you cut off all distractions and focus on God.
Many Christians are struggling with sin simply because they cannot fast therefore they remain lukewarm.
Your Christianity can't be on fire without fasting.
Fasting will empower you to do things you Would otherwise be too weak to do.
You don't necessarily have to fast to enter heaven,but fasting is necessary for you to get the strength you need on your Christian journey.
Jesus said some demons can't be cast out except by prayer and fasting.(Matthew 17:21)
Fasting increases the anointing on your life,empowering you to do more for God's Kingdom here on earth.
For example many Christians are lukewarm due to lack of prayer and fasting, such that they can't even pray for the sick or cast a demon out,but if a person who has been spending time in prayer and fasting prays for the sick,oppressed,and demon possessed,they are set free.
Fasting also increases your power to overcome.
If you never fast and pray,your ability to stand in the face of temptation is much lower than someone who regularly fasts.
For fasting to be beneficial, it must be done secretly.
The bible teaches that we should not make it obvious that we are fasting and we must not want everyone to know, but we must do it secretly and God ll reward us openly.
If you want an intimate relationship with God fasting really helps because whenever you cut off the world and connect to God,your love for God increases and you will gain ability to pray much more.
If you struggle to pray, I would urge you to do even a one day fast; meaning when you have dinner the previous day,you don't eat till 6pm and instead spend that time praying.
Fasting can be done for a few hours,or for days.
Its all up to you.
If you are doing a one day fast,the dinner you eat the previous day is your last meal till 6pm on the day of your fast.
If you like,you can fast 2 days or 3 days.
When you are fasting for several days,like 2,3, or more,you can even spend nights on a mat on the floor instead of your bed.
Because a mat is uncomfortable, it makes it easier for you to wakeup in the night and continue praying while you are fasting. This is all a choice of how you want to fast.
You can also start fasting by skipping a meal and praying instead if you ve never fasted and are just learning to.
Its also important to cut off TV,social media and all manner of entertainment to maximize the effectiveness of the fast.
Remember that when you are in God's presence,you are there to remove every obstacle that God can fill you with Himself instead.
I urge every Christian to try fasting, and to live a fasted life if you want to see more of God in your life.

Newscaster and reporter, at GLOFIRE. Child of the Most High God

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30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. Stephen Kaguru

    December 7, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Amen

  2. Mizzus Mimi Saunders

    December 7, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you and amen

  3. Esther Said

    December 7, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Amen

  4. Nellie Chibwana

    December 7, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Amen 🙏🏽

  5. Maxine Olivia Matthews

    December 7, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    AMEN

  6. Stellar Banda

    December 7, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Wow I’ve just realised that both my English bibles don’t have Matthew 17vs21 ..its only the Zulu Bible that has it

  7. Pililanie Blessings Giga-pho Mughogho

    December 7, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Yes….the truth….Any Serius Born again must fast….#It helps alot….#It adds fuel to your prayer life.

  8. Stellar Banda

    December 7, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you so much sister ❤❤

  9. Nkhatya Mumba

    December 7, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Priceless! I have learnt so much!

  10. Maulyne Favour

    December 7, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Modest mwita

  11. Chukwuka Basil

    December 7, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks

  12. Jay Phee

    December 7, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    #kleva Mooka, please read this to the end, excuses are whispered by the devil

  13. Lebohang Mbalati

    December 7, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Thank you Rachael Mushala Chisulo

  14. Jane Wahome

    December 7, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Amen

  15. Glory Zwane

    December 7, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you

  16. Stoichiometric Ilc Mechanic

    December 7, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Hallelujah, and God bless you precious sister.

  17. Kholwi Nephali

    December 7, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this my dear sister

  18. Takalani Netshiavha

    December 7, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Amen! Thank you Jesus Christ

  19. Gift Pumbwa

    December 7, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you very much sister I learned something from this prayer and fasting message God bless you abundantly

  20. Okaegwu Chinedu Omeokwe

    December 7, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Dalu my Sister.

  21. Holiness Jesus

    December 8, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Thank you sister, is encouraging.

  22. Mary Awino

    December 8, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you sister Rachael for sharing

  23. Priscilla Nguseer Girgir

    December 9, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Hallelujah am blessed.

  24. Zacharia Mbithi

    December 9, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Amen. I absolutely concur with you sister Rachael. God bless u.

  25. Vincent Victor

    December 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Wow, i love that. God bless u for a powerful reminder. AMEN

  26. Jefta Gumboreshumba

    December 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Amen beloved sister thank you for sharing. More grace and annointing in Jesus’ name

  27. Emmanuel Mumia

    December 10, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Amen…

  28. Chibest Ibe

    December 10, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Pure truth

  29. Febe Palit-Heydemans

    December 12, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Amen

  30. Andrew Andy Byamugisha

    December 13, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Glory to God, More grace of God and blessings

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Hi friends, I'd like to share a short testimony that has happened today and has shocked me,which has brought to me

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Hi friends, I'd like to share a short testimony that has happened today and has shocked me,which has brought to me

Hi friends, I'd like to share a short testimony that has happened today and has shocked me,which has brought to me the reality of Romans 8:28 which says, "And we know that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THOSE WHO LOVE GOD, TO THOSE WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE."

We have our own plans, but God also has His plans for our lives and the Bible says His plans for us are to make us prosper and not to harm us Jeremiah 29:11.

When I graduated from University, my dream was to work at a well known media house and therefore made various applications.

However, I did not get a response from the media house that I wanted the most and I felt hurt because I thought that is what was the best for me. Instead I got accepted at another media house which is also famous,but not as much as the one I wanted.

I wondered why after praying and fasting without ceasing, I could not get the job I really wanted and felt was the best for me.

Today shockingly,that media house which I so badly wanted to go to at first has been shut down with immediate effect by the Ministry of Information and broadcasting and their license revoked for allegedly violating terms of agreement.

Now I can not help but be in amazement that had I been there,this day I would have been rendered jobless.

Even though at first I may have felt that injustice was being done to me for not getting the job I thought was the best for me after praying,I realise that God is so good and I thank Him for not giving me that Job.

He did not give it to me because He knew that the future of that television station was doomed for closure. Tears fill my eyes as I reflect on this and I am overwhelmed by God's love for me as His child. God is always protective of His children and He always knows what is best for us.

This is for someone out there who may feel like some injustice is being done to them in some way. Remember that God is good all the time and His thoughts are not our thoughts Isaiah 55: 8-9.

What may seem like God harming us may actually be Him protecting us.

I really feel bad for those when have been rendered jobless from that institution and may the Lord open other doors for them.

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DO NOT LOVE THE WORLD

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DO NOT LOVE THE WORLD

Good evening friends,I'd like to share with you a vision the Lord gave me yesterday, which made me realise just how filthy the things of the world really are.

For people accustomed to doing worldly things,they may seem innocent and normal but in this vision,God made me see the things of the world the way He really sees them.

In this vision,I saw a transparent plastic water bucket which had a tap attached to it and a small basin under it.

I could see the water in this bucket as it was transparent and the water looked clean and even drinkable.

However to my surprise when the tap was opened, what came out from the tap was not water as expected but human diarrhoea instead! It was filling the basin quickly and spluttering all over the place.

I was disgusted and shocked.

Then I heard the Voice of the Lord say to me, "These are the things of the world"

So to the non spiritual eye there is nothing wrong with the things of the world but God in reality sees those things as filth.

Luke 16:15 part 2 says, "What is HIGHLY ESTEEMED AMONG MEN is an ABOMINATION in the sight of God.

1 John 2:15-17 also says,
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

For those who may wonder what these things of the world are,here are a few scriptural references

1 Corinthians 6: 9-11
Revelations 21:8
Galatians Chapter 5

The bible is not exhaustive of things regarded as things of the world because new things keep coming up.

For example, secular TV and secular music(Non Christian Tv movies cartoons music etc) have been revealed by God to be unholy because they defile a Christian, but those things are not actually written down in the bible.

That is why the baptism of the Holy Spirit is needed in order for one to be individually guided by God in the right path as Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth in John 16:13. It is also only with the help of the Holy Spirit that we receive a genuine change of heart and repentance.

To receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit one has to ask in prayer.

James 4:4 also says, "Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that FRIENDSHIP WITH THE WORLD IS ENMITY WITH GOD? WHOEVER THEREFORE WANTS TO BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD MAKES HIMSELF AN ENEMY OF GOD.

We all know that there is no place in Heaven for enemies of God, but only wrath awaiting them in Hell.

However it is not God's will for us to perish and that is why He is telling us this today for our own salvation

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URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE LORD:STOCK UP YOUR FOOD RESERVES!

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URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE LORD:STOCK UP YOUR FOOD RESERVES!

The Lord says everyone needs to stock up food because troubling times are coming upon the earth where you won't have access to food.
This is a message the Lord gave my sister in Christ in a prophetic dream in September last year when we were fasting.
I had already shared her dream here on Facebook,but am sharing this because its important.
In her dream things looked normal but in a moment there was destruction everywhere.
Cities had been cut off from each other.
There where huge holes on the roads, they looked like huge craters.
In the dream,she knew what was happening in her city was happening everywhere else.
As she was shocked at what was happening,
Then she heard the voice of God in a loud voice saying,"PREPARE FOR THE TIME THAT IS COMING. STORE UP FOOD.TELL EVERYONE TO PREPARE AND STORE FOOD.
PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE!!!"
The Lord said three times that we must prepare.
When God says something three times, it means it has been established to happen.
This post is not to bring fear to anyone, but its in order for you not to be caught unaware.
We must prepare spiritually by staying in prayer,fasting, and being vigilante.
But the Lord is also asking us to prepare physically by storing up food we can eat when that time comes.
Food even our children can eat.
Some people could dismiss this saying God will provide for them,but that same God is providing for you by warning you in advance.
If Noah didn't obey what God told him to build an ark,thinking God will supernaturally protect him from the flood,he would have perished.
But he had to take action by acting on what God told him.
We need to obey the Lord's instructions because then we will be safe.
We must do what the Lord says,then trust Him to keep us safe.
As we prepare physical food,we must also repent of our sins and ask for mercy for us,our families and the whole world.
Store non perishable food that can last for some time.
Start this month and keep adding to it every month,don't use the food,keep it for the time the Lord is talking about.

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