Why Fast and Pray?


“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

The purpose of fasting and praying is to establish a closer relationship with the Heavenly Father and to overcome bad habits, sin and strongholds in our lives. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God,” said Jesus, speaking to his disciples (Matthew 4:4

In order to turn away from our sins and towards God (REPENT), we must acknowledge that we need the Heavenly Father to deliver us from evil and the evil one daily (ACKNOWLEDGE). We must be willing to give up selfishness and pride (HUMBLE) ourselves, We must get in the habit of expecting the Heavenly Father to show up and answer our prayers (SEEK HIS FACE AND HEAR HIS VOICE). Lastly, when we hear his voice instructing us, we must turn from our sinful, lustful and wicked ways. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

The Heavenly Father promised to HEAR from HEAVEN; to FORGIVE your sins and HEAL our body, mind and soul. 

Sinful habits and strongholds CAN BE BROKEN by the POWER OF PRAYER. Only the Heavenly Father can deliver us from our own proclivities, evil desires and bad choices in life. He alone can erase, eradicate and destroy sin. No wonder the Lord Jesus instructed us when we pray say “do not lead us into temptation but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:13)

“We are not fighting flesh and blood but principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)  Therefore you must understand that your battle is not with people but against unseen and unknown spiritual adversaries. “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. But I come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)

Brothers and sisters, young men and young women, you must recognize that you are no match for your own internal proclivities, sinful lusts and desires. Evil and spiritual wickedness must be destroyed by the Heavenly Father through fasting and prayer.  “Jesus told his disciples, “This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” (Mark 9:29)

YOU MUST FAST AND PRAY

Then and only then will you be able to overcome evil desires, lustful thoughts, bad habits, wickedness an sin.  Are you ready! LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! You will be delivered, saved, cleansed from all your past sins. You will overcome. The Heavenly Father has been waiting for you to call him and seek his face. Fasting and praying will give you the power to overcome. It will focus your thoughts, feelings and desires on spiritual things.

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