Fasting it is an untapped weapon and we must pull out of its sheath!

Posted: January 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

Fasting, It’s what men and women of God knew that Got God’s attention in times where they knew only God can come through.

Fasting is one of those weapons that are not carnal but mighty through God in pulling down strongholds.

Plain and simple Fasting is a Weapon that Satan does not want you to use…

2 Chron 20:3“And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.”KJV

Even a pagan nation of unbelievers knew that if they show there seriousness in fasting that God was going to wipe them of the face of the earth so they fasted and changed God’s mind.

Jonah 3:5-10“So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. 6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: 8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. 9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? 10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.”KJV

We see Jehoshaphat he had a huge army that in the physically he could not destroy or win and what Weapon did King Jehoshaphat choose he chose the Weapon of fasting and the results was miraculous We need the Miraculous for so many reason..

2 Chron 20:2-4 “Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Sea. It is already in Hazazon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi).   3 Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. 4 The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.”NIV  Read the end results of the fast.

WHAT WE ARE DOING AS A CHURCH IS CALLED PUBLIC OR COPERATE FAST.

JEREMIAH 36:6 “ON A FAST DAY..YOU SHALL READ THE WORDS OF THE LORD.”

JOEL 2:15 “SANCITIFY A FAST; CALL A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY.”

JESUS SAID  WHEN YOU FAST..NOT IF YOU FAST BUT WHEN

MATTHEW 6:16  “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.”

JESUS WANTED THIS IN THERE LIFES.. JESUS IS IMPLYING THAT THEY KNEW THEY WERE CALLED TO FAST…

Oms. Heaven is READY TO BEND ITS EAR TO LISTEN WHEN SOMEONE PRAYS WITH FASTING.

FASTING IS SOMETHING THAT WE DO UNTO GOD…

ZECHARIAH 7:5 “WHEN YE FASTED…DID YE AT ALL FAST UNTO ME, EVEN UNTO ME?”

WE FORGET THAT…..GOD IS TELLING HIS PEOPLE REMEMBER YOU ARE FASTING BECAUSE OF ME

LISTEN WHEN YOU FAST….. It builds your Spiritual Muscles but like the saying Goes no pain no gain.

THOSE THAT OPPOSE FASTING WILL TELL YOU..

DO BE CAREFUL YOU COULD SERIOUSLY IMPAIR YOUR HEALTH, LIVING SUCH A BUSY LIFE YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO GET RUN DOWN

 

OH YOU CAN’T YOU MIGHT CAUSE AN INJURY..  We must remember they act like we are drinking alcohol you are not drunk but just absent from food.

 

THE DISCIPLES OF JOHN ASKED JESUS A LEGITIMATE QUESTION THEY WERE OBSERVING THE DISCIPLES AND NOTICED THEY HAD NO FASTING SKILLS

MATTHEW 9:14-15“Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.”


MATTHEW 9:15 “WHEN THE BRIDEGROOM IS TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM THEN THEY WILL FAST.”

JESUS GIVES THIS  REASON TO THE RELIGIOUS FOLK OF HIS DAY.

THE BRIDE GROOM WAS STILL THERE WITH THE WEDDING GUEST….. IT WAS A SEASON OF FEASTING NOT FASTING OF REJOICING NOT MOURNING

JESUS TELL’S THE PEOPLE OF HIS DAY… OH BELIEVE ME MY PEOPLE WILL FAST WHEN IM GONE

HE SHOWS US

 

  • •THERE IS GOING TO BE A NEED FOR PEOPLE TO FAST.
  • •FAST IS WHAT HE DESIRES HIS PEOPLE WILL DO.
  • •FASTING WILL DO ALOTAND ALSO BE FOR STRENGTH WHEN HE IS NOT HERE PHYSICALLY ON EARTH.
  • •IT’S A POWERFUL WEAPON THAT NEEDS TO BE UNLEASHED.

Respectfully Pastor Tim Echevarria

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