Likewise we should fast and pray before getting involved in full time ministry and mission work. All the accumulate poison and garbage starts to come into our blood and we feel dreadful. With juice fasting you have some control on the speed of your body’s detoxification. Most times our bodies are demanding food 3 times a day and complain that food is needed when they are denied. You are brought face to face with other painful issues in your life.Jesus says to us in Matthew , “When you fast…” not “If you fast”. God made it clear through the prophet Joel that the last days outpouring of the Spirit will be in proportion to our fasting and crying out to God in humility, hunger and repentance. Even wicked King Ahab’s fast moved God so that he did not bring full judgment down on him in his own lifetime (1 Kings ). The soulish pain is due to the conflict in the spiritual realm between your flesh and the Spirit of God. A little training in fasting soon clears up this misconception. You cannot use food as an emotional crutch to give pleasure, drowsiness, satisfaction and escape. God reveals the need for you to forgive others, to repent of your wicked ways, to stop running from Him and start trusting Him.In our day, Cho, Bonnke, Osborn, Annacondia are all men of much fasting. Fasting is not magic, nor does it twist the arm of God.God wants to do many amazing things, but He looks for those willing to urgently make the corrections needed to come into line with him.Examples of Fasting and Prayer and the Purpose God Had in It Ezra the priest fasted for God’s protection while carrying valuable things for God’s temple. (Ezra -23) Daniel the prophet fasted for the fulfilment of God’s promises, and received mighty revelations from God. Jesus fasted and spoke the Word of God to overcome Satan (See Matthew 4:1-10; Luke 4:1-13).Jesus fasted to begin his public ministry, and have the power of God and the anointing. Elijah needed to fast 40 days before he heard God’s voice again.Members choose to share with each other, governed by member-voted guidelines.Although there is no guarantee of sharing, Medi-Share members have been faithfully sharing each other’s medical bills for more than 20 years, trusting the Lord to provide in their time of need through the voluntary gifts of other believers.
I want to make more information available on this subject as time goes on.This is where the power is at, because fasting puts us in harmony with an All Powerful God who demands humility from those who wish to be close to Him. When it is done for that purpose, it pleases the Spirit of God.You can go a certain distance in God, and experience many things, without fasting much, but the highest, richest and most powerful blessings always go to those who together with other disciplines, fast much unto God. The early church fasted before starting any major work.(1 Kings 19:8) Moses fasted to receive the Ten Commandments and the Law of God, and to see God’s glory and goodness.
The elders, prophets and teachers in Antioch fasted and ministered to God, which resulted in the launching of Paul and Barnabas’ apostolic ministry to the Gentiles (Acts 13:2,3). The physical pain is due to the detoxification of our bodies.It has been well said that prayer is not preparation for the battle – prayer IS the battle.