MFM Daily Devotional 9 November 2023
TOPIC: The Benefits of Fasting
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:16-18
Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor crink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:: The power of fasting and prayer for spiritual breakthroughs is undeniable.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY
Receive the grace to fast and pray your way to breakthroughs, in the name of Jesus.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 22-23; 2 Corinthians 6 – 7
MFM Daily Devotional 9 November 2023 MESSAGE
Fasting is a spiritual exercise that every child of God must do. The flesh does not like it but it is very healthy for the spirit man. Fasting empowers the spirit of man and fortifies it. Because of its effectiveness, the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries encourages dry fasting during its deliverance programme. The common fast known to many is the fast where we do not eat or drink anything, but there are various others. One can fast of sugar, food, meat, drinks, etc. Fasting, generally, is a spiritual exercise done to humble the flesh of its excesses.
The flesh loves to express itself always and it loves to be worshipped. It loves to gain attention over everything else, but we must not be brought under its power. As a Christian, the flesh is a major enemy that must be silenced on a daily basis. If you do not humble the flesh, it will hinder you from attaining any height spiritually. So the number one benefit of fasting is that it humbles the flesh (Psalms 35:13).
In Daniel 9:3, the Bible says, “And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.” Daniel was interceding for his people and wanted to know when they would be free from their captivity; he prayed and fasted. Though the prince of Persia tried to hinder his answer from heaven, he prevailed. Fasting gives prayer power to break barriers and receive effective results. In Matthew 17:21, Jesus said, “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” The disciples wondered why they could not heal the sick boy. They needed a level of authority which could only be accessed through fasting and prayer. Adding fasting to your prayers will enhance your spiritual power to cast out unclean spirits.
In the Bible, Prophetess Anna dedicated herself to sustained fasting and praying. She saw the word of the Lord come to pass. Acts 10:30 affirms that Cornelius was fasting and praying when he had an angelic visitation.
Beloved, through sustained fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit will empower you to overcome and dislodge evil forces that are assigned to work against the manifestation of God’s prophecy over your life. Fasting also enhances personal revival.
MFM Daily Devotional 9 November 2023 Prayer Points
1. O God, deliver me from the power of the flesh, in the name of Jesus.
2. O Lord, revive my spirit, in the name of Jesus.
3. Grace to fast and pray, rest upon me, in the name of Jesus.
4. Holy Spirit, lead me to the Cross, in the name of Jesus.
5. I silence the evil desires of my flesh, in the name of Jesus.
6. I receive the grace to fast and pray, in the name of Jesus.
7. O Lord, please help me, in the name of Jesus.