Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Saturday, December 28th,2019;
IT’S NOT A HUNGER STRIKE ;
(Minister To The Lord Correctly By Praying And Fasting)
👤 Pastor Chris
📖 TO THE BIBLE
Mark 9:29 “…He (Jesus) said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.””
◀️ LET’S TALK
All around the world, people tend to confuse the order of ministering to the Lord when they say, “fasting and prayer,” instead of “prayer and fasting.” Prayer comes before fasting in the Scriptures. Not understanding the right order may explain why many people fast without praying, which is largely a waste of time and effort. The emphasis should be on praying. It’s a call to prayer, and because you’re praying, you’re consciously staying away from eating. The fast is on, because you’re praying, not because you’re not eating.
Acts 13:2 says, “As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said….” Notice the order: they ministered to the Lord and fasted. How do you minister to the Lord? It’s in worship, prayer, praise and thanksgiving. The focus was on ministering to the Lord, and because of this, they fasted. Then the Lord spoke to them after they had prayed. The New Year is just around the corner, and in preparing for it, you must spend time to pray and fast. Pick the days, or if such days have already been designated in your group or in your local church, be sure to participate fully, bearing in mind the purpose of the fast: praying; ministering to the Lord.
Some people occupy themselves with various irrelevant activities during prayer and fasting, so they don’t feel the hunger until it’s time to break the fast, no; it’s not that way. Aside from praying, the only activities you should indulge in and encourage are such that would further inspire you to pray, such as studying and meditating on the Word. Take your Bible, our ministry materials to read, and messages to listen to or watch on your devices. You don’t need any distraction. If you desire specific outstanding results in the coming year that only the anointing can produce, you need to do this: Spend quality time to speak in tongues and position yourself for major achievements, not just in the coming year, but in the years ahead.
🎯 Go Deeper
Daniel 9:3-5; Acts 14:23
Blessed Lord, I thank you for all that you’ve prepared for me in the coming year. My spiritual antenna is raised to hear and receive your instructions, guidance, and wisdom that will propel me in the path of greatness that you’ve ordained for me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
📚 Daily Bible Reading
Revelation 19:11-21, Zechariah 9-11
Revelation 21:1-12, Zechariah 11-12
Switch off the internet on your mobile devices and put away all forms of distraction. Spend time to speak in tongues and minister to the Lord.