The Lifestyle of Fasting Brings Manifestation

Wednesday December 15, 2010

Pastor Dale is calling for a fast in January 2011. In Matt. 6:1-16 Jesus talks about giving to the poor, praying, and fasting as producing a reward (manifestation). All three are to be done in the secret place of your heart. “Openly”, used in this passage is the Greek word which is translated “manifestation” in other places. God wants to reward you in your giving, praying, and fasting. In Acts 10:1-4, 30-31 Cornelius gave alms, prayed, and fasted and an angel appeared to him. The secret to breakthrough and manifestation is a lifestyle of giving, praying, and fasting. It’s easier to go to a higher level of each of these if you have been doing them as a lifestyle. Fast often, as often as you give and pray (II Cor. 11:27). When you fast, you are saying “no” to the flesh and ruling over your body. You are responsible for your body, and when you rule over it in the physical, you can move out in victory in the spiritual. Fasting reveals what is in the heart. One fast is the Esther fast: no food or water for 3 days. Another is the Daniel fast: no meat or sweet bread for 21 days. Fasting works! Say “no” to the lusts of the flesh. If Jesus needed to fast for victory over the devil, you need to do so, too.