Whenever you embark on a fast, you are actually telling your senses “hey, listen, I have dominion over you. I can play down on your demands. You are not going to dictate to me. I can elevate my pursuit of God above satisfying the flesh.” I discovered through research that fasting has a lot of health benefits. During that period, the body undergoes self-cleansing, burns off excess sugar and cholesterol.
The Bible says they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint (Isa 40:31). Fasting therefore has both spiritual and health benefits. Why not do it more often? God has been helping us in this ministry; we not only fast into the new year, we sustain it by fasting for three days every month starting from the last Friday of the month in preparation for the new month. During this period, we re-enact the covenants we entered into with God during the first seven days of the new year – covenant of life, protection and preservation, sweatless victories, healing and health, supernatural abundance, divine favor and infinite grace.
God is faithful. Anyone who walks with God over time comes to this same conclusion that God is faithful. We keep our own part of the covenant while God keeps his. He is a covenant keeper. Anyone who wants to walk closely with God must live by covenant. A covenant is a binding agreement between two or more parties.
- Lord, let your glory shine forth, let your glory break forth; let it shine, O God, sweep away darkness and overthrow every stronghold of the enemy in the name of Jesus.
- Terminate every woe, silence every voice of the adversary. Let your glory be revealed in every facet of my life. Give me testimonies after testimonies. Satisfy me with the goodness of your house, answer me O God by awesome deeds in righteousness.
- Let your glory shine, let your name be magnified and hallowed. I lift up your banner. I exalt and magnify your precious name in Jesus name.
TO BE CONTINUED…….