Do You Need a Breakthrough?

 In bible, Charismatic, Christian Living, faith

Do you need a breakthrough for you, your family, your marriage, your ministry or business? Does it seem like something is preventing the answer to your prayers from coming forth? Perhaps, you need to enter into a time of prayer and fasting.

Both prayer and fasting are 2 supernatural weapons of spiritual warfare, and when used together they cause us to become lethal to the enemy’s plans formed against us.

But even though we have been given such powerful weapons to overcome the wiles of satan, most Christians do not use them. Why? The Bible tells us in Matthew 26:41, “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” It takes obedience and discipline to activate the power of prayer and fasting.

Yes, it takes obedience. According to the Bible, it is not if, but when you fast. Do you realize that fasting is mentioned about 80 times throughout the Bible? And 30 or more of these verses are found in the New Testament.

I remember one time I was about to sit down and read and study my Bible, but before I did I asked the Lord if He wanted me to embark on another fast. Wouldn’t you know my Bible fell open to the following passage, “I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” Job 23:12. Now, I had a choice to make, either I was going to pretend that the Lord did not respond to my request or I was going to obey Him. Fortunately, I obeyed.

Prayer and fasting are spiritual disciplines. And just as godly parents train and discipline their children in the ways of the Lord, so too, our Heavenly Father loves us and knows what we have need of. He understands what is best for us, and by activating these spiritual weapons, we also gain 2 important attributes of the Lord, obedience and discipline. Prayer and fasting are beneficial for us.

 

Let’s look at some of the benefits that prayer and fasting provide us with.

Spiritual Benefits

o   Protection from our enemies

o   Freedom from the bondages of sin

o   Victory over temptations

o   Manifestation of physical healing

o   Deliverance from evil spirits

o   Repentance and revival

o   Restoration

o   Release into ministry

 

Physical Benefits

o   Detoxes your body from impurities.

o   Resets your hormones.

o   Lowers weight.

o   It has other physical benefits as well, such as, lowering cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure, and other physical ailments.

Prayer and fasting have both physical and spiritual benefits for us, but even more importantly they are heavenly weapons that when used together cause spiritual breakthrough for us.

On the next post, let’s look at few different types of fasts found in God’s Word for you to choose from.

 

Becky Dvorak is a healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

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  • Julie Neidlinger
    Reply

    Thank you good word.

    • Becky Dvorak
      Reply

      My desire is to help and encourage you.

  • zell black
    Reply

    sister becky i need a break through, from thidsstroke, that left, me in a wheelchair, for 11years and paralysis , on my left-side been praying and waiting, i cannot fast because of my medication! i believe nothing is impossible with my god! thank you for caring, and for having this site , for those, who needs encouraging , and hope bless you , in is love -zellblack in reseda, ca, zell black!

    • Becky Dvorak
      Reply

      Dear Zell, God knows your situation. He understands that you cannot fast from food right now, but there are other things in your life you can fast from. Ask Him. He will show you how. And I also want you to know that He wills and is able to heal you from strokes. I have witnessed stroke victims healed and delivered and set free. You be blessed in your healing journey. Blessings, Becky :O)

  • Katie
    Reply

    This was so encouraging. Thank you for sharing.

    • Becky Dvorak
      Reply

      Thank you for letting me know this is a blessing to you. I look forward to hearing good reports from you.

  • Alyce Lan
    Reply

    This was very encouraging as I’m on the Daniel ten day fast right now and the flesh is getting weak. Thank you for the uplifting.

    • Becky Dvorak
      Reply

      Dear Alyce,
      Don’t give up. Press through the flesh. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Blessings, Becky

  • Heidi Maxted
    Reply

    This fast is a Godsend and so are you. Thank you Ms Becky for this ministry outreach. It makes a difference to have this connection and I am loving the encouraging words of wisdom in your posts. Thanks be to God for this timely revival!

    • Becky Dvorak
      Reply

      I look forward to hearing the good reports that are being produced. :O)

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