Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 6 June 2023 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Benefits Of Fasting (III)
TOPIC: Benefits Of Fasting (III) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 6 June 2023)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 33, Job 34, Job 35, Acts 14, Acts 15
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Mark 9:23-29 (KJV)
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
MEMORY VERSE: “Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” – Matthew 6:16
Fasting cleanses the soul, subdues one’s flesh and renders the heart contrite and humble.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
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PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
THE ARROW OF DISCOURAGEMENT TARGETED AT YOU SHALL BACKFIRE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
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MFM Devotional For Today 2023 MESSAGE:
Another benefit of fasting we want to look at today is the power that comes with fasting. Jesus made a profound statement to His disciples in today’s fire scripture, “And he said unto them. this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting “(Mark 9:29). It is established here by Jesus that to receive power for miracles, fasting must be involved. The disciples, until this time, had not known about fasting or got involved in it. So, after Jesus dealt with the foul spirit in the life of the boy, they came to find out from Him why they could not do it. Jesus told them that they needed to have fasted to deal with some spiritual issues.
Dearly beloved, this is why we see miracles, divine turn around and mysterious healing when people come to take part in our three days’ dry fast, during deliverance sessions. Fasting will grant you power over evil spirits and sicknesses that are demon-inspired. Spiritual stamina is what everybody should desire; you build up your spiritual power when you fast.
Are you having challenges which have defied solution? Or do you have recurring problems? It will go for a season, only for it to surface at another time. You must engage yourself in fasting. The Bible says in Joel Chapter 2:12, “Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping and with mourning.”
Another benefit of fasting is that it draws you closer to God. Similarly, it gives you power over spirits of lack, failure, get and lose and evil dreams. All these dreams and spirits waging war against you can equally be dealt with when you move close to God through prayer and fasting. Therefore, the benefits of fasting cannot be over- emphasised. If you have not started, you need to set aside a day or two in a week to seek the face of God.
- Let every activity of the flesh attacking and polluting my fasting and prayer life, die, in the name of Jesus
- My Father, let me be Your instrument of revival in this generation, in the name of Jesus.
- Wicked powers pursuing my spiritual life, die without remedy, in the name of Jesus.
- Arrow of discouragement, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
- Power weakening the weapon of my fasting, die, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers making me to give up at the edge of breakthrough, get out of my life, in the name of Jesus.
- Every warfare from the waters against my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)