God has instructed us to declare Monday May 1, 2017 as a day of Fast for Bible Faith Family of Churches.
In this issue we continue by looking at the second type of fasting, Personal Fast.
From Matthew 6:16-18 we understand that God will reward us openly if we fast in such a manner as a personal fast.
Matt. 6:16-18 - "Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17"But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 "so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. (NKJ)
- We need to believe for this reward before we enter the fast.
- We need to be specific. If we believe from the onset of the fast, then the pressure of the physical body will lessen as we go.
- We need to decide the length of time.
- Common sense should always be observed.
Remember fasting does not change God. It will change the individual.
Isaiah 58:5-8 - Is it a fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, and to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? 6 Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh? 8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. (NKJ)
The condition of fasting and especially the personal one, is that all strife and backbiting MUST be put away.
These parameters prevent Satan from entering and destroying the effectiveness of your fast. Fasting helps you to tune into the spirit where your inheritance is available.
Therefore one fasts so they can walk in the spirit and enjoy the privileges of the kingdom. In essence to receive the Full Inheritance. We could say that we should live a fasted Life.
A Fasted Life means:
- Fasting and Praying
- Spending time in God's Word
- Ministering unto the Lord
This will keep you in a position to receive from God on a continuous basis.
Matt 10:39 - He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it. (NKJ)
In the Greek language it really should read: “If you will give up that low life then you will find the high life!”
JOIN US IN THE DAY OF FASTING - May 1, 2017.
Remember to say the following aloud with conviction, “I’m believing to be at the Right Place, at the Right Time saying the Right Thing and the Right Thing to say is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”