Prayer and Fasting Conclusion – by Dr Ja Shil Choi

We are living in an age when some discount the
miracles of God as nonexistent. Multitudes today have
a religion, a form of godliness, but know nothing of the
power of Christ to transform lives. Religion has been
formal and ritualistic, devoid of all feeling and emo-
tion, based on an intellectual knowledge of Christ
without the benefit ora personal encounter with Him.
It is not enough to know of Christ. You must have a
personal encounter with Him. You must have been in
His presence and have been changed by His power. It is
a life-changing experience!

Surely we are living in what must be the last days
before the glorious return of our Lord and Saviour,
Jesus Christ.

In these last days as never before we must
continually be prepared for spiritual battle. We are not
fighting flesh and blood, but are struggling against
principalities and powers which seek to destroy our
bodies and souls in hell.

In proximity to the promise of the Spirit prophesied
some 2,800 years ago in Joel (Joel 2:28-32), there is an
exhortation to repentance and supplication with
fasting.

“Therefore also now, saith the Lord, Turn ye even to
me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not
your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for
he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great
kindness, and repenteth him of evil.” (Joel 2:12, 13)
The outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost was not
only the fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy but it also fulfilled the promise of Christ. The promise of Jesus was that
they would receive power and as a result they would be
effective witnesses. This witness in power was not
limited to the early church apostles.
Before Jesus Christ left this earth and ascended into
heaven, He gave this tremendous promise to His
followers.

“And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my
name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with
new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they
drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall
lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then
after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received
up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And
they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord
working with them, and confirming the word with signs
following.” (Mark 16:17-20)

Christ’s word still stands and He still confirms His
word with signs following. He wants us to use this
mighty power today. Jesus is God’s son, and He gave
us authority to do miracles in His mighty name. By
fasting and prayer the Holy Spirit is able to work
through us in a more powerful degree.

He is limitless – in power, love, and holiness.
Through prayer and fasting we have experienced and
witnessed His miracle-working power. Incurable dis-
eases are healed; marriages restored; childreri and
parents reconciled; tormented minds set free and
Satan’s bonds loosed. These experiences and testi-
monies are exciting and thrilling, faith-building and
glorifying to God. One of the most beautiful and ex-
citing adventures in the world is to stand upon the
promises given in the word of God and believe for the
miracle we need.

Eternity alone will fully reveal what faithful, prevailing, believing prayer and fasting has accomplished. If
the power of prayer and fasting is released and used in
the lives of men and women around the world, then we
will experience revival and the moving of the Spirit of
God. Did God not promise; “Call unto me, and I will
answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things,
which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3).

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  1. I ‘m 44 yearold male been baptize four time. me and mother try the Daniel ‘s fast three week without meat. with fruits/ veg. ( 21-day) spiritual realm

  2. very lifting words backed up in the Scripture

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