Fasting and prayer can introduce you to freedom from sin and sickness and restore a purpose for living. You can receive protection and power for defense from the forces of Satan. The Holy Spirit has power to heal both spiritually and physically. As faith increases, we know the will of God is healing and we experience the miraculous power of the Holy Spirit to heal.
Jesus Christ does not want us to come to Him only when we need physical healing. But when we call on Him, for any reason, He will hear us and refresh our weary souls. When we are in Christ and filled with His Spirit, we can enjoy divine health. If the power in regular prayer can be compared to a bomb, then. the power in fasting and prayer would be compared to an atomic bomb.
Fasting and prayer is a blessing given to us by God. The purpose of this book is to introduce people to this blessing. If we could write the history of all of those who have fasted and prayed, their testimonies would fill hundreds of books. More important than these is your own personal experience.
Nations must fast and pray before God. We need to pray for ourselves, our families, our churches, our leaders, and our social problems. There must be a movement of the love of God and the working of His Spirit. God wants us to fast and pray. Through yeilded vessels flows the revival power of the Holy Spirit.
"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? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall by thy reward. Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am" (Isaiah 58:6-9).
To God be all the Glory!