In Matt 6 Jesus says:
When you give
When you pray
When you fast
“Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Father”
Mark 4:14 Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee
“Fasting was a way to declare mastery over His human nature so that he would live every moment directed by the “power of the Spirit”
And that’s exactly how Jesus walked out of those 40 days of fasting
In the Power of the Spirit”
16 And WHEN YOU FAST do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
v 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting
23 And when they had appointed elders for them in every church with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
V1 Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them.
6 When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret.
“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven”
In Acts 13:1-3
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. 3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off
“Finney wrote that when the grace of prayer left him, his preaching became as weak as other men. When this happened, he would spend several days in prayer and fasting, until the spirit of prayer returned, along with power on his preaching. He proclaimed that the power on his preaching was connected to regular times of prayer with fasting. Finney wrote, “I was led into a state of great dissatisfaction with my own lack of faith and love. I felt myself weak in temptation and needed frequently to hold days of fasting and prayer in order to retain communion with God that would enable me to work in revival with power.”
1 Timothy 4:8 NLT
Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come”
“God is not responsible for my potential.
I am. All of heaven has been assigned to make sure that I have everything I need to reach my God-designed destiny.
The word of the Lord has been spoken. I must act”
Much of what God does in this life is not up to God, it is up to you.
And sometimes, what causes God to stop, isn’t our condition, it’s our passion. Heath Adamson