Fasting And Your Health – Seeds Of Destiny Devotional, 12 December 2021 By Pastor Paul Enenche
SCRIPTURE: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To fast is to last.
Sometime ago, I came across an interesting story about the eagle. It was said that once every year, the eagle would fast for about forty days perching on top of a rock. It would take nothing but water for those forty days. And in the course of those forty days, the eagle would shed off old feathers and grow new ones. After doing that, it would mount up with strength for the following year and will never break down because it has renewed and re-fired strength. For the eagle, the journey of the future is guaranteed.
In the same manner, waiting on the Lord, what we call fasting, is a channel of strength and vitality (Isaiah 40:31). Fasting is critical for the renewal, rejuvenation, revitalization, and revivification of health (Isaiah 58:6, 8). Verse 8 of Isaiah chapter 58 says… and thy health shall spring forth speedily. So, there is a connection between the fast and your health. That is why to fast is to last.
Fasting, especially when prompted by a Divine leading and conviction, has been confirmed to have the capacity to detoxify the system. It has also been discovered that some people have fasted away tumors – while in the course of the fast, the tumor was deprived of nutrition, and because it had nothing to feed and grow on, it fell off and died.
In the course of our annual fast in January, many people fasted away peptic ulcer, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, etc. And I believe, that will be your testimony, in Jesus’ Name.
Remember this: To fast is to last.
1. Create and maintain a schedule for a periodic fast.
2. Refuse to force yourself to eat when you don’t feel like eating or when you receive a spiritual signal to fast.
3. Curse every affliction or abnormality in your body as you fast.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: SECRETS AND CHANNELS OF DIVINE HEALING AND HEALTH PART 5
PRAYER: Father, I receive the grace to give myself to fasting, prayer and study of the Word. Revitalize my body and cause it to function in perfection according to Your perfect order of creation, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Titus 1-3
QUOTE: To conquer anything in this world, you must first conquer yourself. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: I decree the destruction of every deposit in your body that is not of God in Jesus’ Name.
REFLECTION: Adam lost something through a fruit he ate; Esau lost something through a food he ate. It is possible that there is something to gain if food is given up, even for a season for the purpose of a fast.