DAY THIRTEEN: FASTING FOR DELIVERANCE
"THE RIGHTEOUS CRY OUT, AND THE LORD HEARS, AND DELIVERS THEM OUT OF ALL THEIR TROUBLES." PSALM 34:17, NKJV
We find a powerful key to experiencing God’s supernatural deliverance in Isaiah 58:6 (NKJV): “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?” Notice what fasting accomplishes in our lives and in the lives of others: freedom and breakthrough. In Mark chapter 9, Jesus’ disciples came face-to-face with a situation they were not prepared for, an evil spirit they couldn’t cast out. Jesus told them... “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.” Mark 9:29, NKJV This story in Mark chapter 9 shows how we too can find freedom from besetting sins when we fast to achieve His purpose for our lives and experience His best. For example, the prophet Elijah battled with depression and anxiety. He became distraught to the point of wishing he were dead when king Ahab’s wife, Jezebel, sent word that she wanted to kill him. God sent an angel to Elijah to encourage and strengthen him. Elijah ate the food the angel brought him and then journeyed to the mountain of God. Elijah then fasted for forty days and forty nights as he traveled to Mount Horeb. (See 1 Kings 19.) God delivered Elijah and He also wants to deliver you!
What is God speaking to you today?