“Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. Matthew 17:21
Today we will look at the importance of fasting and prayer. In our opening scripture, the disciples of Jesus had an encounter that baffled them. Jesus had gone up to the mount of transfiguration so a man brought his demon possessed child to them to deliver. They did all they knew how to; they used the same techniques they had seen Jesus use and even said the same things they had heard Him say in such situations before but there was no result. When eventually Jesus came and the man took the boy to Jesus, He just rebuked the demon and it left the boy. Then the disciples wondered why all their techniques did not work. He told them that some situations only respond to fasting and prayer. This goes to show that there is a level of power that is released by fasting and prayer that deals with ‘this kind’ of situations. That’s why I pity believers whose god is their belly; believers who don’t have days of the week when they fast and pray to release power.
Before Jesus began His ministry on earth, He went into forty days fasting and prayer. “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.” (Matthew 4:1-2). He knew that if He tried venturing into ministry without fasting and prayer, ‘this kind’ of opposition will floor Him. So He had to release high voltage power before beginning His ministry. When He was done with the 40 days, see what happened. “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.” Luke 4:14-15). His ministry broke forth after the 40 days Fasting and Prayer.
Our 30 days of Total Victory fasting and prayer program began on the 1st of this month. This is an opportunity for you to engage this force and release power to deal with every stubborn problem in your life, family and destiny. Every ‘this kind’ of problem in your life will bow to the power of fasting and prayer.
Matthew 17:14-21, Luke 4
Financial breakthrough and Success
I want to thank God for financial breakthrough. I asked one of my uncles for financial assistance to help me register my WAEC Exam. He told me things were hard but that I should pray that he will get money. I kept praying with the oil of gladness. Few days later, he sent me the money. I registered for the exam. When it was time to sit for it, I did and when the results came out, I passed. Praise God!
– Lilian N.
Today, our 30 days fasting and prayer focus will be VICTORY OVER BUSINESS DISAPPOINTMENTS
Turn to Day 7 of your prayer book and pray!