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Power & Benefit of Fasting

Memory Verse

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To lose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

  • Understand the power & benefit of fasting.
  • Gain a better understanding of fasting.
  • Knowing how to apply ourselves to benefit from fasting.
  • What should we do/not do during the fast?
  • How should we position ourselves during fasting?
  • How do we ensure we can get the right results during fasting?

  • Is there power/benefit in fasting?
  • What examples do we have of people who changed situations in because they fasted.
  • What activities should I indulged in to make my fasting beneficial and powerful?
  • How do we ensure we go about fasting the right way?
  • What should we do to ensure we get the right results?
  • Fasting gives us an unusual boldness to place a demand or request for something that seems impossible (Esther 4:16).
  • Daniel received answer to prayer and even a restoration for Israel by virtue of fasting (Daniel 10:12-13).
  • Fasting enhances victory in battle (Jeremaiah 36:9).
  • Fasting helps us to gain divine direction as we are likely to pay more attention to God during fasting (Ezra 8:21)
  • When we engage in the spiritual exercise of fasting, it is an opportunity for believers to return to the Lord in genuine repentance (Joel 2:12)
  • Fasting is an instrument in the Kingdom for believers to deal with pride and humble themselves before God (Ezra 8:21-23)
  • Deliverance and healing are easily performed by fasting and prayer (Matt 17:21)
  • We should be intentional when we engage in a fast knowing there is power and benefits in fasting.
  • Fasting provides the cutting-edge impact to our prayers by letting us focus on God and cut off the distractions of the world.
  • Fasting when done with prayers is a demonstration of our sacrifice for the issues we want to overcome and shows commitment.
  • Fasting has health benefit as it enables us to cut down food intake (calories).
  • Through fasting, one can be liberated from any form of Spiritual heaviness.
  • By intentional fasting, we can attract the presence of God and receive divine instructions from Him like Moses (Exodus 34:28)