Is not this the fast that I have chosen? toloose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Isaiah 58:6
Fasting and prayer is a command and practice we see all through scripture. One major key to living a life of power is prayer and fasting. There are benefits to enjoy when we engage the key of prayer and fasting.
Some benefits of prayer and fasting include:
- Open heaven spiritual outpourings. “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.” (Luke 3:21-22).
- All round deliverance and breaking of yokes. “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? toloose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” (Isaiah 58:6)
- New levels of revelation and promotion. “And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” (Isaiah 58:11)
- Transformation and change in spiritual glory. “And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.” (Luke 9:29)
Beloved, anyone who will engage prayer and fasting will be empowered by God for a life of all round increase and victory.
Prayer focus: O Lord, as I obey you in prayer and fasting, I enjoy all-round increase in Jesus name.
Study focus: Isaiah 62:1-7
Ref: THE POWER OF PRAYER AND FASTING