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PRAYER LINE USERS: FASTING & PRAYER

Iwanthealthyhair67

Well-Known Member
Ladies, I would like you to consider fasting on either day of the prayer call (Tuesday or Thursday)...I know that Christmas is fast approaching but you would agree that there is lots going on in both the spiritual and physical realms that requires us to fast.



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?

Sincere fasting opens our heart to God's heart –– to loose the bands of wickedness and to undo the heavy burdens so that the oppressed may go free [Isaiah 58:6]. There are bands of righteousness and then there are bands of wickedness [Psalm 2:3; Isaiah 58:6]. The bands of righteousness are the restraints against the wicked that are to be enforced by divinely appointed authorities [Romans 13:1-6].





We must cry out to God as did Israel in Egypt or we will be thrown into that furnace ourselves [Exodus 3:9]. A fast that mourns the growing strength of the bands of wickedness in our land –– a cry to God for the marvelous power of the Holy Ghost to break those bands of wickedness that bind upon you and your loved ones the evil burdens of sin –– a fast that cries out to God on behalf of the oppressed in our own, and in every land –– a fast that opens our heart to God's heart, that empties it of selfish desires so that He may fill it with His own –– this is the fast the Lord seeks from us.











Your Personal Guide to Fasting and Prayer

Why You Should Fast


By Dr. Bill Bright


How to Fast



If you do not already know of the power and importance of fasting, here are some very important facts:

  • Fasting was an expected discipline in both the Old and New Testament eras. For example, Moses fasted at least two recorded forty-day periods. Jesus fasted 40 days and reminded His followers to fast, "when you fast," not if you fast.
  • Fasting and prayer can restore the loss of the "first love" for your Lord and result in a more intimate relationship with Christ.
  • Fasting is a biblical way to truly humble yourself in the sight of God (Psalm 35:13; Ezra 8:21). King David said, "I humble myself through fasting."
  • Fasting enables the Holy Spirit to reveal your true spiritual condition, resulting in brokenness, repentance, and a transformed life.
  • The Holy Spirit will quicken the Word of God in your heart and His truth will become more meaningful to you!
  • Fasting can transform your prayer life into a richer and more personal experience.
  • Fasting can result in a dynamic personal revival in your own life-and make you a channel of revival to others.
  • Fasting and prayer are the only disciplines that fulfill the requirements of II Chronicles 7:14:
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
If you fast, you will find yourself being humbled as I did. You will discover more time to pray and seek God's face. And as He leads you to recognize and repent of unconfessed sin, you will experience special blessings from God.
 

Iwanthealthyhair67

Well-Known Member
As you know fasting is not limited to food...choose whichever one you like but I urge you to push yourself outside of your comfort zone...remember that the Lord honors sacrifice.


I will be fasting from LHCF on the Tuesday until 6:00 pm to check in for updates and to read the prayer request thread.

I will also fast from food ...but will drink tea or coffee...using my lunch hour for scripture reading and prayer...
 
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TraciChanel

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Personally, I think fasting is a great idea and for me - it is much needed at this time. I will be fasting anyway, but particularly I'll be fasting on prayer days too (during December).
 

Prudent1

Well-Known Member
Great idea! I fast on Tuesdays anyway but will add one of my technology favs as well from here on out. We need God!
 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
I'm in total agreement and thank you for sharing this on the forum. It's shows everyone just how serious we are with the Prayer Line.

It's for REAL! Our hearts are in this, nothing about the Prayer Line is random. Jesus is not our Random Lord, He's Sovereign and forever with us.

I'm His Handmaiden... :heart2:
 

Iwanthealthyhair67

Well-Known Member
More reasons to fast
1. Fasting helps subject our bodies to our spirits. (I Cor 9:27)
2. Fasting is disciplining the body, mind, and spirit. (Prov. 25:28)
3. Fasting is subordinating our flesh-desires to our spirit-desires. (Gal 5:17)
4. Fasting helps set the priorities in our lives. (Mt 6:33)
5. Fasting is longing after God. (Ps 63:1-2)

Why Should We Fast?
1. Honor God - Mt 6:16-18, Luke 2:37, Acts 13:2, Mt 5:6
2. Humble Yourself - 2 Chron 7:14-15
3. Discerning Healing - I Cor 11:30, James 5:13-18, Isaiah 59:1-2
4. Deliverance from Bondage - Mt 17:21, Is 58:6-9 (loose bands of wickedness)
5. Revelation - God’s vision and will - Dan 9:3, 20-21, Dan 10:2-10, 12-13
6. Revival - personal and corporate - Acts 1:4, 14 / 2:16-21, Joel 2:12-18
7. Repentance - personal failures - Psalm 51: Jer. 29:11-14, James 4:8-10

May God enable us to overcome appetites that have nothing to do with our walk with him...
 
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Iwanthealthyhair67

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His disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it (the demon) out" And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting,” Mark 9:28-29, Matthew 17: 21, (in KJV, ISV bibles)

Much of the attacks on our homes children wife/husbands and sickness are indeed demonic in nature, prayer coupled with fasting gives us the extra strength or power needed to fight off demonic attacks.
 

Laela

Sidestepping the "lynch mob"
I have evening classes now and managed to catch part of the last prayer and was blessed by it..will fast with you ladies to support the prayer line. It is definitely for real...:yep: No "random act of kindness" here, rather servitude... Where two and three are gathered in His name, there He is .. in the midst. Callers are being blessed, because the Seed is firmly rooted.

Keeping you Prayers Warriors lifted up as you serve God by praying for others.. healthyhair28, Shimmie, sunnysmyler, Iwanthealthyhair67, Elnahna, TraciChanel, GoddessMaker .. Amein~
 

Iwanthealthyhair67

Well-Known Member
Are you praying and fasting for things that honor and glorify God?

Spiritual fasting is not about loosing weight though that is one of it's benefits, make certain that you have the right attitude toward fasting, asking yourself why do you want to fast, and what do you hope to gain spiritually after the fast...

" In the prophet Isaiah's time, the people grumbled that they had fasted, yet God did not answer in the way they wanted (Isaiah 58:3-4). Isaiah responded by proclaiming that the external show of fasting and prayer, without the proper heart attitude, was futile (Isaiah 58:5-9).
 

Laela

Sidestepping the "lynch mob"
My pastor not too long ago said if you're fasting and worrying about what not to eat...just go 'head and eat.. LOL

the purpose is to bring the flesh under subjection to the Spirit. :yep:
 

LucieLoo12

Well-Known Member
Amen! Lets be sure we keep the same mind we have on the fast, AFTER we come off the fast. Ive seen some people that are really nice and spiritual when they fasting and when they come off they go back to being carnal and mean...:look:


We are fasting for a move of God, not a religious practice. Lets be in expectation on our fast as well. God Bless
 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
Amen! Lets be sure we keep the same mind we have on the fast, AFTER we come off the fast. Ive seen some people that are really nice and spiritual when they fasting and when they come off they go back to being carnal and mean...:look:


We are fasting for a move of God, not a religious practice. Lets be in expectation on our fast as well. God Bless

That's because they're hungry... :look:
 

Laela

Sidestepping the "lynch mob"
During the fast









After the fast



[sorry ya'll I'm in a laughing mood today..no offense intended] :lol:
 

LucieLoo12

Well-Known Member
You wanna see your true self? Go on the fast..You will know how you really are when u get hungry..

after fasting a while, flesh get quite..because it dying...then after you feed it want to act up again..
 
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Laela

Sidestepping the "lynch mob"
:yep::yep:
Just keep doing it, til it's done right. God's got ya back.

You wanna see your true self? Go on the fast..You will how you really are when u get hungry..

after fasting a while, flesh get quite..because it dying...then after you feed it want to act up again..
 

LucieLoo12

Well-Known Member
Yep! Thats why its something that has to been done often...the more you do it, the easier it will become
 

Iwanthealthyhair67

Well-Known Member
Fasting is a form of worship: "Then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying" (Luke 2:37).
 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
You wanna see your true self? Go on the fast..You will know how you really are when u get hungry..

after fasting a while, flesh get quite..because it dying...then after you feed it want to act up again..

:look: :look:













:grin:
 

Rainbow Dash

Well-Known Member
I feel some kinda of way sitting here reading the fasting and prayer thread while eating snickers. :ohwell: Should I be convicted? I'm eating while agreeing with the posts.:lol: This thread is about humbling the flesh and my flesh is feeling pretty good with this junk food. I will get it together. :lol:
 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
I feel some kinda of way sitting here reading the fasting and prayer thread while eating snickers. :ohwell: Should I be convicted? I'm eating while agreeing with the posts.:lol: This thread is about humbling the flesh and my flesh is feeling pretty good with this junk food. I will get it together. :lol:

If this were Tuesday, I'd be hiding if I were you... :look:
 

Iwanthealthyhair67

Well-Known Member
Convicted or Condemned :grin:





(Laela's thread)



I feel some kinda of way sitting here reading the fasting and prayer thread while eating snickers. :ohwell: Should I be convicted? I'm eating while agreeing with the posts.:lol: This thread is about humbling the flesh and my flesh is feeling pretty good with this junk food. I will get it together. :lol:
 

lilanie

New Member
Y'all better say something! Well that's ALRIGHT! (Stuff they say in Choich)

Seriously though, I am excited about this. I am so blessed by this opportunity to be in agreement with y'all...
 
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