Fresh Hope – Day 44

Let’s talk prayer and fasting for the next 3 weeks.

 

One of the things that the enemy hates most about fasting is persistence.

 

When Jesus ended his 40 day fast, the Bible says… “The devil left him.”

 

As you persist, before long, one week becomes two and then you’re in the final stretch and nothing can hold you back.

 

A number of people over the years have told me that they didn’t want to stop fasting when the last day came!

 

Some of the greatest miracles I’ve seen in my own life have come through persistence, not least of all the miracle of the building of Champions Church.

 

From the time that God instructed me to buy the land, to the time of the completion of phase one, 17 years had passed. That’s 17 years of prayer, fasting and persistence.

 

Here’s a thought to take you through today as you fast and pray… PERSISTENCE BREAKS RESISTANCE

 

One of the greatest examples of pushing through and seeing a miracle is seen in Luke 8:42-48

 

…. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. ‘Who touched me?’ Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, ‘Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.’ But Jesus said, ‘Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.’ Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.’

 

She felt the power of Jesus because she touched Him by being persistent.

 

If you haven’t already done so, start to make a list of the things that you would like to see answers to during this special time.

 

Pray over them during the time that you would normally be eating.

 

Remember… whatever forces have been resisting what God wants for your life; your persistent prayer and fasting will break down the resistance and bring about miraculous results.

 

Pastor Mark

 

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