Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What Fasting Does in the Life of A Believer?

Fasting humbles the soul before God.
Psalm 35:13

It chastens the soul
Psalm 69:10

It crucifies the appetites and denies them so as to give entire time to prayer
2 Sam 12:16-23/Matt 4: 1-11

It manifest earnestness before God to the exclusion of all else
1 Cor 7:5

It shows obedience and it gives rest to the digestive system
Matt 6:16-18, 9:15/ Luke 5:33

It demonstrate the mastery of man over appetites

It aides in temptations

It helps to attain power over demons

It develops faith

Fasting crucifies unbelief and aids in prayer
Matthew 17:14-21

Let it be understood that believers ought to fast as led by the Spirit of God. There is no hard and fast rule or regulations or set rules or regulations or set rules given as how long or how often a believer can fast. How long or how often is determined by individual desires and needs. Since fasting and prayers are so prominent in the scripture, modern Christians or our generation of believers should do more of this until they receive power from God over all the powers of the devil.

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