Fasting Brings Power from God

Fasting Brings Restoration by myles munroe
June 6
Sometimes prayer alone isn’t enough to accomplish God’s purposes.
The Bible tells of a man who had a demon-possessed son. Jesus’ disciples failed to cast out the demon; it laughed at them. Why? They were unprepared. After Jesus cast out the demon, he explained to His disciples, “This kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17:21 NKJV).
Christ could cast out any demon He encountered because He had spent forty days fasting and praying in preparation for ministry, and because He continued to fast and pray regularly.
Spiritual powerlessness can come from feeding your flesh and neglecting your spirit. Even though God created our bodies to require food, He wants them to be controlled by our spirits. I teach the Word of God almost daily, and I eat very little beforehand.
If you eat before speaking the Word, your flesh can get in the way of the flow of the anointing.
When Jesus told His disciples that the demon could come out only by prayer and fasting, He was saying, in effect, “Prayer is good, but sometimes you need to add something to your prayers: a spirit of consecration to God and an abstinence from what can interfere with the flow of God’s power in your life.”
If you have ever thought, “I’ve been a believer for many years, but God seems so far away. I feel like I’m in the desert. I have no spiritual zeal,” fasting with prayer can draw you close to God, revive your spirit, and give you spiritual power.
Father, I have walked with You for some time but I have lost my zeal for You. Please draw me to you and fill me with Your power as I fast and pray. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: Fasting with prayer helps to prepare you for a more powerful ministry.
Reading: 2 Chronicles 25–27; John 16
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)
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