The Place of Fasting

If I perish, I perish.

Fasting enables the impossible to happen. 

Haman was sour towards Mordecai because the latter “refused to bow down or show him respect” (Esther 3:5 NLT). Guess what? Because of Mordecai’s act, Haman decided not only to plot against Mordecai, but against all the people of his nationality, the Jews. Mordecai sought refuge in Esther. Then, Esther took it upon herself to knock on impracticable doors. There were protocols and principles about seeing the king, but Esther needed to bypass all of those rules. So, she called a three-day fast. It worked. The fast opened new doors unto Esther, Mordecai, and all of the Jews in the empire of Xerxes.

Our standard, Jesus, also fasted for forty days and forty nights. When the fast was over, he manifested in power, and he could resist the temptation of the devil without stress. After that, His ministry began.

It still works today. When we put ourselves under seemingly impossible conditions, we open the seemingly impossible doors of our lives. At the beginning of every year, most churches engage in a fast. If you will also, understand from scriptures that the place of fasting is well encouraged. Fasting is not just about going without food or water for a few hours. It is about giving power to your prayers, giving more time to the study of God’s word, and expecting the impossible.

Prayer Point: Father, I understand that fasting, among other things, opens impossible doors. Give me strength and grace to wait upon you for ____ (insert number) days. During and after this period of fasting, let the effects continually speak in my life in Jesus’ Name. Amen. 

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