Happy New Year! Welcome to your year of Breaking Limits! I believe every one of us must have had definite encounters with God via sanctification in the course of the month of December, 2019. I pray that each of us will keep telling the story of our diverse encounters for life! Amen. This week, we shall focus on:Prayer and Fasting Works Wonders!
We understand from scriptures that spiritual exercise, which includes prayer and fasting, is profitable in all things as it impacts on every aspect of our lives(Matthew 6:16; 1 Timothy 4:7-8). However, it is one thing to pray and fast; it is another to know the wonders of prayer and fasting. Unfortunately, many people just engage in a fast, not mindful of the results. This perhaps, is the reason they can’t maximise the benefits. Undoubted, we must understand that fasting is not for our punishment but it is one of the commandments of scriptures that works wonders and these include:
- Access to Continuous Guidance: This is one of the greatest assets in the Kingdom because it is the highway to greatness. However, it is prayer and fasting that facilitates our access to continuous guidance, which is the mystery behind our change of levels(Isaiah 58:6, 11; Psalm 23:1-6; Isaiah 48:21; Joel 2:1-11).
- We Spiritually Transfer Our Battles To God: All Judah waited on the Lord in a fast for three days and transferred their battle to God. As a result, God took over and all their enemies were destroyed. Likewise, when our battles are transferred to God, our victory is eternally guaranteed because He never loses any battle (2 Chronicles 20:5-17, 22-24).
- Access to Grace: Through the altar of prayer and fasting, we access grace for tireless, acceptable and sacrificial stewardship (Hebrews 4:16, 12:28; John 10:18, 17:4-5; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 8:3).
In conclusion, godliness begins with salvation and until you are saved, you can’t be godly.Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me! Now, I know I am born again! For further reading, please get my books: Winning Prayer, Satan Get Lost and Born to Win! I invite you to fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have four services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively. I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, or call 01-4548070, 01-4548280, or E-mail: email@example.com, Facebook: David Oyedepo Ministries International, Twitter: @DavidOyedepoMin.