RHAPSODY OF REALITIES FRIDAY, 10TH MARCH.
FASTING INFLUENCES YOU—NOT GOD.
Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words (Daniel 10:12).
The important thing about fasting is the “purpose” of the fast. There’re those who emphasize fasting for long periods, like forty days, the way Jesus did. Well, the quality of a fast isn’t so much the longevity as it is the purpose. Some people erroneously think that the longer the fast, the more God is moved to answer them; no! God isn’t altered or influenced by your fasting. Your fasting only influences and affects you.
Fasting helps you to become more conscious of the divine nature in you. I’m not talking about the kind of fast that’s done amidst all the distractions imaginable, but the kind where the flesh is completely subdued. I’m referring to the kind where you separate yourself from the rest of the world and spend time to pray, study, and meditate on God’s Word. At such times, it becomes easy for the Lord to get your attention, minister to you, and transform your life, because your affection is fully set on Him.
Through this kind of purposeful fasting, your spirit stands up like a giant; your humanity or the influence of the flesh wanes and your divinity rises. At such a time, when you utter a word, it transcends the arena of the human mind; it proceeds from your spirit with the potency and energy of the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah!
Precious Lord, my heart rejoices at your Word today. I’m launched into higher realms of prosperity, blessings and glory. I walk in your perfect will for me, because I’m led by your Spirit from within, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
Acts 14:23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
1 Timothy 4:7-8 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself [rather] unto godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 14:27-52, Numbers 27-28
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 21:33-46, Exodus 19
AFFIRMATIONTRAIN 10TH MARCH.
I affirm that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life, and there is no uncertainty in my path!
I am invigorated with miracle-working ability in my inner man, by the Spirit of God who indwells me. Hallelujah!
The Spirit of God has opened my mind to understanding and I have insight into the secrets and mysteries of the Kingdom.
Life is not a mystery unto me; for the Holy Spirit lives in me and the inspiration of the Almighty gives me understanding.
My life is propelled by divine ideas and insight!
There's nothing that I put my hands into that will ever fail.
I have received an unusual insight and God has granted me an immeasurable grace and ideas to make many rich.
None of my words will fall to the ground without results because my words are in sync with the will of the Father. Hallelujah.
Daily, I walk in the center of God's will and purpose for my life.
None of my steps shall slide, for He that keeps me does not sleep nor slumber. Glory to God!
Keep saying it, don't stop talking it!! Remember, you can make your way prosperous with words. Get talking today!