FASTING IS ABSTINENCE FROM ALL FORMS OF PLEASURES, FOOD, WATER, NETFLIX, TELEMUNDO , ZEE WORLD AND OTHERS
SOME CLAIM THERE IS TELEVISION FAST, JUICE FAST AND VEGETABLE FAST
SOME CLAIM WHEN YOU ARE BREAKING YOUR FAST, YOU CAN BREAK THE OTHER ONE TOO AS IT INCREASES YOUR ANOINTING
IN THIS KINGDOM YOU EITHER TRAVAIL TO PREVAIL OR YOU FAIL
HEAVEN DOES NOT HELP THOSE THAT CAN HELP THEMSELVES RATHER HEAVEN RESPOND TO THOSE WHOSE VOICES ARE REGISTERED IN THE COURTROOM OF PRAYERS
THE BEAUTY OF CHRISTIANITY IS POWER AND POWER IS GENERATED ON THE PLATFORM OF PRAYERS
WE SERVE A GOD THAT REMOVES LIMITATION SET BY THE DEVIL AND HIS AGENTS BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT GOD WILL NOT ACT UNTIL YOU REACT
WHEREVER THERE IS ADVANCEMENT THERE IS CONTENTION AND YOUR CONTENDER IS THE DEVIL.
PRAYERLESSNESS IS NOT JUST A SIN IT IS PRIDE AND WHO WILL RESIST THE PROUD? GOD
-Martins Odi Ekiyor | Salvation Ministries Home of Success, 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting.
Lift up your voice and magnify his name, Father we thank you we appreciate you; we give you all the glory and praise. Lord, we thank you, be thou exalted, be thou glorified in Jesus most precious name. Jam those beautiful hands to Jesus and please be seated.
Praise the Lord!
I want to deeply appreciate God for this opportunity to be the one to bring the Word on this first day of the 21 days of prayers and fasting program. I want to appreciate my father, my mentor, Papa for giving me the rare privilege to stand upon this exalted altar, Papa I have not slept since Saturday when I was called. Praise God! Mama I thank you ma, I know you’re praying for me where you’re seated. The God of this Commission will help me in Jesus name. Church, please let us celebrate our Mama, praise the Lord, Hallelujah.
I also want to appreciate the Pastors present and also everyone listening to me, God of David Ibiyeomie will bless you in the name of Jesus, that secret tears of yours turns into open laughter in the name of Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit I ask for the understanding of your Word for your people, let lives be transformed, save souls above all in Jesus name.
Topic: PRAYER AND FASTING TO GET RESULTS
We will be looking at:
– Consistent prayers
– Family altars
– Word intake and meditation
It is not good to copy, everything I copied Papa preached it yesterday, but Mama said copying is allowed it is not a sin, so I will just refresh your minds over what Papa said yesterday.
In this Kingdom you either travail to prevail or you fail – Isaiah 66:8b, no great destiny is ever born without travailing greatly.
Travailing precedes prevailing, nothing happens on earth by chance, some people live their lives by chances and they are either dead or living in regret, you will not live your life by chance in the name of Jesus Christ.
Heaven does not help those that can help themselves rather heaven respond to those whose voices are registered in the courtroom of prayers. Papa said: you need warfare to guarantee your welfare.
What you pamper will tamper with your life and destiny. Papa said what you don’t want; don’t watch, prayer is not the key but it is the hand that holds the key, new realms are negotiated on the platform of prayers, if you have not prayed don’t trust the result you have seen, any result that you have not prayed for, don’t trust it. Praise God!
The beauty of Christianity is power and power is generated on the platform of prayers – Acts 4:31, the promises of God revealed in his Word to his people are obtainable through prayers.
We serve a God that removes limitation set by the Devil and his agents but the truth is that God will not act until you react and I know somebody will react in the name of Jesus Christ. It is your reaction that moves God to act. Papa said: when you don’t pray you become a prey, no one will become a prey after this meeting in the name of Jesus.
Prayer is one of your greatest weapons, it establishes your fear and dreads upon the Devil and your adversary – Deuteronomy 2:25, lost battles are evident sign that the weapon of prayers and fasting were unused- Deuteronomy 2:24. The God that has already given you something is still telling you to contend and how do you contend? You contend in prayers.
Prayers can change the destiny of any man, the story of Jabez in 1st Chronicles 4; 9- 10, God changed the story of Jabez as a result of his prayers.
Prayer can change any man story and change him into a God entity from a nonentity – that is the story of Jacob becoming Israel. Prayers can stop a lifetime of sorrows – that is the story of Hannah (1st Samuel 1: 10-20).
What is Prayer?
Prayer is communicating with God on the basis of his Word so as to intervene in your affairs, it is engaging the terrestrial so as to control the celestial.
Prayer is so important that it is found 114 times in the Bible, pray is also found 313 times in the Bible if you add both of them you will discover that both will give us 427 times, that is how important God wants everyone of us to pray.
What is Fasting?
Fasting is abstinence from all forms of pleasures, food, water, Netflix, Telemundo, Zee World and others so as to seek the face of God for divine intervention.
Please note during this season of fasting and prayer, what you do with your time is very important, you can’t say you’re praying and fasting and then you’re moving up and down, you must sit down with God’s Word, it is a must you read your Bible. Mind what you listen to this season, a man was preaching and he said Jesus stayed away from food but he drank water, I was surprised, you see that in Luke. 4, he said that if Jesus stayed away from water the Scriptures would have recorded that Jesus was thirsty, but Scriptures only said Jesus was hungry, I was surprised.
I heard another man saying that there is television fast, there is juice fast, there is vegetable fast where you eat only vegetables, one even said when you’re breaking your fast, you can break the other side too it increases your anointing. So, please be careful of what you listen to. Praise the Lord!
Fasting sharpens your spiritual antenna to receive signals easily, some of you will ask that is fasting a must? Yes, it is a must – Matthew 6:16, Jesus Said when you fast not if you fast, so fasting is not optional it is a must.
Yesterday Papa said some of you when they ask you why are you not fasting? Some of you will start comparing yourself to others who are not fasting, you don’t know what they have done, you don’t know where they have been, so don’t compare yourselves with them. Nobody at top is neutral, either you’re on the other side or in the Kingdom of God.
Papa told us that he was broke and he picked up two books and went on 7 days fasting to gain light, so this season get materials, everything you can lay your hands on so as to shatter darkness in your life and I see God changing your life in the name of Jesus.
Wherever there is advancement there is contention and your contender is the Devil.
Luke 4:1, after Jesus fasted the first person, he met was the Devil. So, once there is fasting for open doors there will always be an adversary, why was it that immediately Jesus fasted that was when he came, he was the first person that approached Jesus because he knew what will happen immediately after that fast.
So, whenever you’re fasting for something good to happen to you, Satan will definitely come close. I decree under the grace backing this Commission he will not see you in the name of Jesus, Satan will have no access to your life and destiny in the name of Jesus.
Jeremiah 33:3, God answers prayers he does not stores prayers.
Why are many believers not enjoying answers to prayer? Many people know about praying to God but only few know about praying to their father.
Many people pray to God yes but how many people knows about praying to the father, he is the God of all flesh but he is not the father of all, praise the Lord.
Answers comes when you know him as your father and approach him in that manner that is when answers come.
Papa said something, he said two persons can knock on his door, Mama and David, Mama approaches that door with the mindset that I am going to see my husband, David approaches that door with the mindset that I am going to see my father, he does not have to knock but none of us here can try that, why? So that is the way God (the Father) expect us to approach him, so is God truly your father?
Most of us will say yes but do you approach God as your father, do you? Your earthly father, you walk up to him and say Daddy I want school fee, true or false? With all seriousness and boldness, some of you will even increase the school fees and guess what? He still pays.
Why did he pay? I am paying for my son, so if you can trust your earthly father why can’t you trust your heavenly father?
Why should we pray and fast?
1) It is commanded
2) To overcome wickedness
3) For our spiritual growth
4) To meet our needs
5) For deliverance
6) For restoration
7) For divine health
You see the prescribed fast of God in Isaiah 58: 6-12.
Some scriptural examples of those that prayed.
1) Elijah prayed
2) Hannah prayed
3) Hezekiah prayed
4) Jabez prayed
5) Jesus also prayed
Prayer must be a consistent thing; you don’t pray today and stop.
The essence of this meeting to pray continuously. It is consistent prayers that produces result – 1st Thessalonians 5:17, Satan is moving to and fro looking for a prayerless Christian to devour but he will not see anyone of us in the name of Jesus.
It takes fervent intercession to enjoy progressive intervention, fervent intervention is the bedrock of unhindered promotion, for you to enjoy a glorious Christian life you must pray consistently and you can’t say you pray consistently without having a family altar.
What is a family altar?
A family altar is where individuals of a family meet at an agreed time either morning or evening, they pray together.
Note, the family altar is not where a building is or where they decorate anything that is not a family altar.
Why Family altar?
1) For spiritual growth
2) Divine direction
3) Supernatural advancement
4) Supernatural Protection
You can’t pray and fast effectively without quality word intake.
Papa said fasting without the Word is hunger strike, beyond reading the word you must meditate on the Word and as you do that God will bless you in Jesus mighty name
Conclusively, the highest proof of humility is in prayers, prayerlessness is not just a sin it is pride and who will resist the proud? God, just imagining God resisting anybody how far will you go in life, prayerlessness is a proof that you’re sufficient in yourself.
Prayerlessness is a statement you’re making to God that I have tasted you and there is nothing you have that I can’t get for myself, I don’t need you but when you pray it is a proof of humility, it is a proof of your limitation and a call to the Heavenly father for help.
Please rise to your feet.