The Christian Standard for Fasting

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Scripture: Isaiah 58: 6. Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter!

Yesterday, we began to explore the kind of fast God preferred and we did describe it as a fast to loose bands of wickedness. Today we shall press further.

What is God preferred fast?

1. It is a fast to loose the bands of wickedness ( details of this in yesterday meditation)

2. It is a fast to undo heavy burdens(Isa 58:6); Burdens here refers to load or heavy weight.

Beloved, there are people who are seriously suffering untold hardship because of the burdens they are carrying.

This burdens/load has weigh some persons down emotionally, some psychologically, some financially and others physically. This burdens are usually place on men by Satan! So when you fast to loose them from such weight/burdens is God preferred fast!


A fast that loosed men from any form of burden place on them by the enemy. There are destines that are tie down! People’s glory that are tie down, favour diverted! It takes this kind of fast to undo these things.

3. It is a fast to set the oppressed free(Isa 58:6): Thirdly, it is to let the oppress go free! We are in the days when men oppress their fellow men in the name of dominion. When God gave us the dominion mandate, it was over all the earth and other creations. Man was not included in the list:

Genesis 1: 28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Therefore, to have Dominion over your fellow man is anti-God, it is witchcraft and it is oppression!

This is a fast to stop oppression, if you are the oppressor repent and stop it. It is a fast to stop demonic oppression in lives of men, to set them free. And by the anointing of my calling I declare to all those who are under demonic oppression today that oppression in your life is over now in the name of Jesus.

4. It is a fast to break every yokes (Isa.58:6):
Yokes are enslavement, servitude! That which does not give you freedom to become what you have the potential of becoming.

Yokes makes people to live in bondage. There are several kinds of yokes of various degrees which impose limitations on mankind! The fast God preferred therefore is to break those yokes. The Bible said:

Isaiah 10: 27. And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

Fasting activate the anointing that breaks every yokes!


Do, you have friends and loves one under the yokes of sickness, poverty, barrenness, yokes of delay etc.then do this fast on their behalf and see God break that yokes off their lives permanently.

In conclusion, the fast God preferred is a fast for intercession, to break band of wickedness, undo burdens, set the oppress free and breaks every yokes.

Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! Where will you spent eternity? Make the right choice today by surrendering your life to Jesus.

Prayer points:

– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I received the grace to do the fast that you have chosen in the name of Jesus.

Prophetic Declaration:

– I declare upon your life every yokes you are carrying around all the while is hereby broken in the name of Jesus.
– I declare that power of oppression that has been oppressing your life and destiny expire now in the name of Jesus
– Whatever tie you down on one spot looses it’s grips over your life now in the name of Jesus.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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