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The purpose of fasting is for the release of power. It is not to beg God to act, neither is it to impress Him or force Him to grant your request. Rather, it is a spiritual device that empowers you with the unction needed to deal with the issues facing you. In Luke 4:14, after Jesus had fasted for forty days, the Bible says:

“And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.”

When we are in a fast, we are not begging or struggling with the devil to leave; we are connecting with heaven, for the release of power to send the devil packing from our environment. That is why during a fast, you must have periods of separation to study and fellowship with the Word of God.

Without Word intake, fasting is dangerous. It is nothing but a hunger strike which has claimed the lives of many in times past. Fasting is not a time for outward show of piety. Read what Jesus said in Matthew 6:16-18 from your Bible.

A fast is meant for the building up of your spiritman, so that you can obtain the desired results in the physical. When Jesus said to His disciples, “This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting,” He meant to say, “You need a higher level of unction to deal with this case than you have now.”

So, when you are faced with an opposition that seems not to be yielding to faith and prayer, organise a fast, to help generate a fresh supply of power to deal with it. What happens when you fast is that your spiritual perception is increased, so that you are able to receive direct instructions and strategies on how to deal with situations.

Fasting, therefore is not a religious exercise, or one of those things we do in Christianity; it is a vital kingdom force which empowers the believer to loose the bands of wickedness, undo heavy burdens and break every yoke.

Read Isaiah 58:6-8 from your Bible

The God-ordained fast is one that is done out of a delight for God, not in contention, bitterness or strife. Among other things, fasting guarantees breakthroughs – “Thy light shall break forth as the morning.” It also delivers outstanding accomplishments, a breaking forth in your health, spiritual breakthroughs and answers to prayers.

Read Isaiah 58:9 from your Bible

These should be the outcome of fasting, not loss of weight, or famished haggard looks.