The Power Of Routine: Part 3

The Power Of Routine: Part 3

I’ve heard several of you comment on how our current message series is impacting you. I think I know why. It’s because you really want to grow. You want to grow in God. You want to grow in your faith. You want to grow in your relationship with Christ. You want to grow into being the person that God has called and made you to be this year. You want to grow! A big part of growing is fasting. Learn to give up something in the natural so we can get more in the supernatural. Letting go of the physical to obtain power in the spiritual. Fasting is our key to victory. Fasting gives us the power to overcome…

1.  Temptation of the enemy. The enemy loves to get in the way of your preparation. In other words, Satan loves to block God’s purpose in your life. He knows where you struggle and he’ll leverage that struggle to keep you from your victory. So if Satan knows where we struggle, so do we. Fasting helps us to tap into God’s power to overcome the times our enemy tries to block our purpose. So fast about your struggle. That’s the key to victory.

2.  Freedom from the enemy. Not only does Satan know where we struggle, he also knows where we are weak. He wants to discourage you in your faith and doubt who you are in God. Satan loves putting chains around our minds and keeping us in spiritual bondage. The good news is, we don’t have to live with those chains any more. Fasting breaks the bondage the enemy tries to put over our life. Fasting sets us free to tell the enemy to get his hands off of us!

3.  Power over the enemy. Fasting gives us the power to say no! Satan only has as much control over our lives as we let him have. We don’t have to compromise any area of our life with the enemy. Don’t let the snake out of the glass aquarium!  You have the power through fasting to say no to the devil and yes to the God who loves you, forgave you, freed you, saved you, rescued you, and redeemed you. Say no, the victory is yours!

Matthew 4:1-4 (NLT)

The Temptation of Jesus

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry.

During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.”

But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say,

‘People do not live by bread alone,
    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

 

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