PRAYER AND FASTING FOR BREAKTHROUGH
James 5:7-8 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the lord is at hand.
16 The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Zch 10:1 Ask the Lord for rain In the time of the latter rain.
NLT 1 Pet 4:7 The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.
Mark 2:18 And John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and they came and said to Him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” 19 And Jesus said to them, “While the bridegroom is with them, the attendants of the bridegroom do not fast, do they? So long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20 “But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.
Jesus fasted and he taught his disciples to fast!
there are 2 different types of fasting recorded in the bible. private fasts & public fasts.
only 10% of the fasts recorded in the bible were private.
90% of the fasts recorded in the bible were public fasts.
there are different lengths of fasts in the bible…
1 day – 3 days – 21 days – 40 days
if we will fast, god will bless us and prepare us for the events of the coming year.
fasting does not change god it changes you…
Luke 21:29 And He told them a parable: “Behold the fig tree and all the trees; 30 as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 31 “Even so you, too, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near. 32 “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place. 33 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. 34 “Be on guard, that your hearts may not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day come on you suddenly like a trap;
kjv (surfeiting) – glutony – overeating
Njb (debauchery) Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness.
Hearing the voice of god and direction is the most valuable thing you can have.
4 desires that greatly motivate people.
the desire for food, sex, money and the supernatural
the goal of the flesh is for the desire for God to be pushed down so far that a person cannot hear anything from God.
cev Luke 21:34 Don’t spend all of your time thinking about eating or drinking or worrying about life. If you do, the final day will suddenly catch you
sexual sins that have bound your life can be broken when you fast and pray.
FASTING IS POSITIONING ONESELF TO RELEASE GOD’S SUPERNATURAL POWER.
always remember victory comes after the fast not during.
Luke 4:14 And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit;