Word for Today(103)-Prayer & Fasting are Non-negotiable

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Memory Verse:
“Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting ”
(Matthew 17:21)
Let not your heart be troubled (John 14:1). Trust Jesus to be with you in every storm of life you are passing through.
We are in perilous times. If you are a Christian and you lack spiritual understanding, you make yourself very vulnerable . Apostle Peter warned:
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
In the last few years, I have been personally touched by the number of young Christians known to me, who became victims of the enemy’s weapons due to spiritual ignorance.
Many a times, I struggle to understand why many Christians are unable to arm themselves with the greatest weapon in this world- the word of God. Apostle Paul calls the word of God “the sword of the Spirit” (Eph 6:17). A Christian who daily wears the full armour of God (Eph 6:13-18), can never be defeated by the enemies.

According to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in our memory verse above, certain problems will not go away except through prayer and fasting. Unfortunately, many Christians find it difficult to fast on their own, unless they key into corporate fasting of their organisations. As a child of God, you cannot afford to compromise with prayer and fasting. Prayer and fasting enable you to tap into the limitless power of the Holy Spirit which is freely given to every true child of God.
Without your organisation calling for fasting, with the consciousness of walking with Jesus, try starting the day without food or water, at least till noon. As you go about your daily duties, speak the word of God to yourself, others, situations and call on the Holy Spirit of God to work through you in Christ Jesus. If you are sincere, you will be amazed what the Lord will do through you daily.
Prayer is communicating with God using His word. Technically speaking, prayer is ineffective without the word of God. You can pray anywhere. You can pray in your toilet, kitchen, bathroom, car, at work, not only in the ‘church’. Fasting is a spiritual sacrifice that enhances prayers and strengthen the person. Many believers erroneously believe that fasting only relates to staying away from food. For this reason, some starve themselves in the name of fasting. Please, read the attributes of True Fasting in the Book of Isaiah 58: 1-12. The Lord declare in verse 6: “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? “(Isaiah 58:6).
As you you can see, fasting is a spiritual exercise aim to energise the person to greater works, not merely staying without food. It enables all contrary spirits to bow to the name above every other name. In Christ Jesus, God wants you to be free indeed(John 8:36); in turn God wants you to daily use His word to heal others, set others free and deliver them from destructions (Psalm 107:20). Remember, we can do nothing with our own strength, we need the Spirit of God ( Zechariah 4:6).
With what has happened recently in Southern Kaduna, Nigeria , it’s clear we are at war. It’s a spiritual war against the devil and all agents of darkness . As I write this message, I am violent in my spirit. I join my faith with those of ALL sincere men and women of God all over the world in calling on the FIRE of the Holy Ghost to consume the perpetrators of such wicked acts in Jesus mighty name. Amen. Like Bishop Oyedepo, I have been provoked in my spirit since the ugly incident. Please, be violent in your spirit and speak the word of God against the perpetrators of such acts (Matthew 11:12). Enough is Enough!
Have a Spirit-filled day. Speak the word of God to one another.
To grow spiritually requires daily meditation with the word of God (Joshua 1:8) and seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness (Matthew 6:33).

Father, please let your word come alive in our lives in Jesus name. Amen.
Father, you are the consuming FIRE, we join our faith together with all sincere men and women of the world and call on the fire of the living God to consume the perpetrators of the Kaduna killings in Jesus Powerful Name. Amen.

Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the MOW family.
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