Fasting and Praying

“And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” – Mark 9:29 

When the Lord speaks, He does not necessarily give a blueprint. In other words, I don’t know what you are dealing with or going through but one thing I do know is this: it’s time to go on a fast “ loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens” (Isaiah 58:6).

In Mark 9:29, Jesus said that a particular issue could only be overcome through prayer and fasting. You will hear some people say that fasting is punishment. Some people will tell you that fasting is man’s show of “works” and not submission to God’s grace. And some will say, “oh no! I could never do that! No way.” Is it not interesting that Jesus Christ fasted for 40 days and nights (Matthew 4) in the wilderness and the devil tried Him, tested Him and failed?

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