Psalms , Isaiah , Psalms Fasting can be done for different periods of time.
For example, Esther and the Jews fasted for three days. Daniel fasted for twenty one days etc. Numbers in the Bible speak of different things. Three speaks of divine perfection, seven speaks of spiritual perfection, ten speaks of human perfection, twelve speaks of governmental perfection and forty speaks of trial and probation.
Esther , Exodus , Luke Fasting for forty days is therefore fundamental for anybody who will be qualified for any important task from God. It is the probation God has put before launching one into a specific purpose. If you fast for forty days with the full understanding of what it entails, your life will be radically changed and you will qualify for some important task. Fasting for forty days legalistically or without understanding might leave you in the same state of affairs.
Isaiah 58 Fasting for forty days is fundamental for anyone who wants to leave a legacy in their generation. The three key historical figures that left a remarkable legacy on the Mount of Transfiguration had forty days as the common denominator. Luke I believe that forty days transfigures one from a state of helplessness, despair, oppression, frustration, lack of fulfillment and defeat to a glorious state of affairs. Your life cannot remain the same when you go through the forty days. You will surely transition from a larva to a butterfly in Jesus name.
Fasting for forty days is also crucial when it comes to dealing with strongholds, generational curses, recurring problems or impossible situations. Beelzebub is the other name of Satan. Beelzebub means the Lord of the flies. Flies are symbolic of demons. Flies have forty days reproductive cycle.
If you want to kill a generation of flies, spray them for forty days continuously. That is what demonic strongholds in our lives need; intense prayer for forty days. Something will break and we shall be free. Praise the Lord and glory halleluiah. Matthew , Luke The supernatural realm of the spirit is also activated during the forty days of fasting. Your spiritual eyes open to see the third heavens or the Holy of holies.
When I first did my forty days fast some years ago, that is when I first saw angels.
My eyes opened in an incredible manner. My capacity to receive the things of the spirit increased in a tremendous manner. It is almost like I was given a new hard drive with phenomenal space and speed. Eph In order to make the forty days impactful and enriching; you need to prepare to deny themselves many physical things in order to gain spiritual things. Fasting for 40 days will be very useful if those days are fully focused on God.
It is a time when one needs to deliberately seek God in much more intense manner. Any obstacles should be noted and dealt with. Watching Television during this period of fasting can be a hindrance. Even when it comes to watching Christian channels. It is a time of fine tuning your hearing. It is fundamental you write your thoughts, impressions, visions, dreams, promptings and scriptures that speak to you down. God speaks using different mediums.
Job The forty days of fasting should involve the following; A time of repentance, introspection and consecration. Anything that comes to mind that needs to be laid on the altar should be prayed for. It is a time of releasing those that have hurt you, offended you and spitefully used you.
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It is a time of letting go of the baggage of the past and asking God for a new beginning. The forty days of fasting should involve intense praise and worship. The forty days is a time of having an intense love affair with Jesus Christ. Worshipping God in the best way one knows how can lead to incredible moments with God during these forty days. John Now fasting, in this instance, would not have changed God or His will concerning the boy.
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But it would have changed the disciples. Jesus had already directed the disciples to cast the demon out. That demon was undoubtedly stubborn, and when he resisted, the disciples slipped into unbelief. Had they been fasting and praying, they would have been strong in the spirit, and they would have been able to do what Jesus did—cast the demon out!
See John Get into every Holy Ghost meeting you can find until you get enough of the Word of God in you to separate you from the things that are trying to pull you back. Jesus has already obtained deliverance through the completed work of Redemption. The Holy Spirit who lives inside you knows how to pray in order to bring the deliverance. Fasting simply brings the spirit man, which is in union with the Holy Spirit, into ascendance over the flesh.
It also limits the influence of the physical appetites, so you can more effectively hear from and respond to the Holy Spirit. Perhaps you have been praying for unsaved family members. You may feel that there should be more you can do to see them converted. Your fast may be undertaken as a time of special intercession. In this case, you are not trying to motivate God to save them.
He has been trying to do that for years. You are simply making a faith connection with the Father, giving Him the opportunity and the faith to get that job accomplished. Establish that as your reward. This is also true of a proclaimed fast.
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Declare the purpose of the fast and that will be the reward. As you embark on the quest for the rewards of fasting, be sure you have met the conditions required to see results. Before you begin a spiritual fast, get rid of all strife, gossip or anything else that is out of the love walk. These conditions prevent Satan from coming in and destroying the effectiveness of the fast. If you are not operating in love, your fasting will not profit you.
Are you ready to receive the rewards of fasting? Fasting subdues the flesh, fasting brings revelation, and fasting leads to deliverance. Fasting unto God is worth the sacrifice! Take the time to get before God.