Here is an encouragement to someone waiting upon the Lord in fasting and prayer. I believe that God has been revealing some things that are personal to you so that you can push beyond the limitations that surround you. You might have been around a particular mountain for long and it’s time you moved ahead.
When you are at a crossroads; when facing some major decisions and need breakthrough… what do you do? Sometimes in our lives we reach a point where what we desire seems beyond our reach. When that happens, we must check our faith level.
It is only through faith that we will receive our breakthroughs and move to the next stage of our lives. Faith delivers to us all we need. According to our faith, it is done unto us. ( Matthew 9:29 NKJV) This faith is now – not tomorrow. It is our title deed for the things we hope for. (Hebrews 11:1). We ‘see’ our victory in the spirit before we actually ‘touch’ it the physical. When the eye of the spirit has seen it, we possess it. Faith enables us to see things as they should be.
If you are in a period of fasting and prayer, please be encouraged as you trust, hope and wait upon the Lord because He will renew your strength ( Isaiah 40:31). God will show you things that you have not known before (Jeremiah 33:3) and you will discern God’s voice and follow His plan for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11)
It is only those who are sick that go to see the doctor. When they do, they are examined, then given a diagnosis (the nature/cause of their ailment is identified), prognosis (predictions that are likely to come from their condition and) and some prescription (instructions for treatment). I want you to imagine a bacterial infection. Before bacteria can multiply and cause symptoms, the body’s immune system can usually destroy them. There are occasions, however, when the attack is too great and some help is needed and that’s when we make our way to the doctor. To get rid of this infection, the doctor prescribes some antibiotics. These are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections and can save lives when used properly. Antibiotics either stop bacteria from reproducing or kill them. After which, your body’s natural defenses are usually able to take it from there.
Jesus acknowledged that it is the sick that need a physician. ( Luke 5:31) We all need a physician in different areas of our lives. It could be in the area of relationships, perhaps the marriage is falling apart, or finances where you’re in over your head with debts, or spiritually where you need help in your faith, praying or reading of the Word. Whatever the case may be – we all need a doctor and so we go to the Lord, our Healer with fasting and prayer.
Following His examination of us via His Word, our Physician identifies what ails us and how the condition will develop; and its effects on our lives. He does not stop there but goes ahead and writes a prescription to be taken for a specific number of days. As with antibiotics (that can save lives when used properly), the principle is the same; following instructions is vital. We are more than likely to dethrone the powers of darkness that curtail our movement when we adhere to the Great Physician’s directions. The instructions/directions will be what will put something in you to fight the problem you currently face. Jesus said that some problems will only go away by prayer and fasting ( Mark 9:29 NKJV). Those long-standing, deep-seated issues will only be dethroned by the joint weapon of fasting and prayer. Without neglecting reading of the Word, as you combine your prayer with fasting, you will receive power in you (made possible by the Holy Spirit) to reach higher heights in Christ.
Receive new strength to step up to the next level in your walk of faith!
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