Stronger Than Nuclear

Scripture Reading
Isaiah 58:9
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

Want to see the impossible, the unexplainable, the supernatural?
Then one must be willing to fast. In situations where nations experienced powerful demonstrations of revival and breakthroughs, fasting was a major key.
There are varied kinds of fasting but the one that I am referring to today is the abstaining from food whilst seeking God for a desperate need. There are many life-changing experiences that can be made manifest from fasting, such as:

¤ Unlocking deeper levels of intimacy with God.
¤ Getting healing from life-altering diseases and conditions.
¤ For deliverance and breakthroughs for one’s self or others.
¤ Seeking God for wisdom and direction for important situations.
¤ To see revival and transformation in a nation, community, church, family etc.
¤ Breaking down strongholds of addictions, curses and oppression.
¤ Gaining grace over lusts and pride.
¤ Increasing one’s capacity for the power of God, that is, the anointing.
¤ Getting answers to anything deemed impossible or incurable.

Fasting and Prayer is the strongest of all weapons given to man. There is no other weapon that is as powerful – for he who fasts, moves the Hand and Heart of Almighty God.

Isaiah 58 is a good place for each person to start reading should they have a desire to fast, learn how to fast or to find out the benefits of fasting. One thing I know is this, the body primarily needs food to survive. When you say to God that I am willing to suffer my core need of the flesh for a need in the spirit; He becomes all the more attentive and focused to our every plea.

IT’S BEEN SAID:

Love the Lord
Follow after His teaching
Share His Gospel of Love & Hope
Heal the sick
Proclaim deliverance to the broken-hearted
Set those held captive free
Preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth
Persist amidst persecution
Be willing to shed our blood for our belief in Him
Give up our life to seek after Him wholly
Read, study and meditate on His Word
Forgive that you may be forgiven
Obey His commands
Care for the poor
Entertain strangers
Deliver those who have been unjustly treated
Plea the cause of the widow
Afflict our flesh with fasting
Encourage the brethren
Forsake not the assembling of His people
Pray for our leaders
Intercede for our nation
Tithe into His kingdom
Bring forth our best first fruit offerings
Worship Him in all that we do
Give Thanks in ALL THINGS
Seek Him while He may be found
Seek Him first
Blessed are the meek
Dwell in His Presence
Pray without ceasing
Be hungry for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Flee fornication
Shun the very appearance of evil
Be 100% transparent before Him
Deny flesh but never deny God
Remain humble and meek
Be Broken, Stay Hungry, Remain Thirsty & Live Desperately
Keep His praise on our lips
Love our Enemies
Pray in the spirit
Keep your thought life positive
Be anxious about nothing
Abolish all fear
Resist all temptations
Apply grace in all areas of weaknesses.
Live by Faith; not by sight.
Declare the ‘word’ over your life.
Be wise as a serpent
Be Harmless as a dove

IN OTHER WORDS, LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, SOUL AND MIND; AND LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF.

SINK or SWIM | SIN or WIN

In a world where soft porn is as easily as accessible as opening Instagram m; we as Christians have not received any compromised/relaxed requirements regarding living holy lives. Images with ads, music videos and certain social media pages leave little if anything to the imagination.

Yet, verses such as flee the very appearance of evil (1 Thes. 5:22) or overcoming lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life (1 John 2:16) makes clear God’s stance and thus, His expectations of us. So I pose these questions to you:

1. Does God expect less from us knowing that this era is evidently more difficult to remain holy?
2. What are the steps that we (who are persuaded to follow after Jesus) are supposed to undertake in order to guard our hearts?
3 Is it possible that these temptations hold within them, the possibility for us to be even stronger and more anointed than ever before?

Answer to Question #1:

The answer to the first question is obviously ‘No.’ His law and truth endures to all generations (Ps. 100:5) and there is no relaxation of His divine standards and His expectations. After all, “without holiness no one will see the Lord” (Heb. 12:14).

Answer to Question 2:

From the start of the day we need to do the following:

¤ I Die Daily | He must Increase; I must decrease | Slay lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and pride of life
(1 Cor. 15:31 | John 3:30 | 1 John 2:16)

¤ Arm Ourselves with the Armor of the Living God (Eph. 6:10-18).

¤ Daily Dominance in Our Thought Life
We need to declare that our thoughts are now brought under the captivity to the obedience of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 10:5).

¤ Fasting Consistently – Fasting unlocks within us divine authority over our most primal instinct; which is our desire for food. This control makes it so much easier to then silence all the our other carnal desires. Paul said it bes, that he beat his flesh into subjection (1 Corinthians 9:27).

Answer to Question #3:

Two verses answer this question:
¤ …where sin increased, grace increased all the more (Rom. 5:20)
¤ The latter rain anointing shall be greater than the former rain (Hag. 2:6-9).
¤ The greater the resistance the stronger and bigger that a muscle may be built. The same is true for our increased challenges. The more trials and tribulations we face is the more we need to be dependent on Him for His grace. Each experience builds our intimacy with Him and magnifies His anointing upon us.

Prayer for Today:

Mighty God, strengthen me with might in my inner-most being. I pray for Your Grace to undergird me in my weakness and enable me to walk as according to the leading of the Holy Spirit. I die today towards lust of the eyes, the flesh and the pride of life. I hereby declare that all thoughts are now brought under captivity to the obedience of Jesus Christ. I arm myself with Your armor from the helmet of salvation to my feet equipped with the readiness of the Gospel. I am more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus and I thank You that I am covered under Your Blood in Jesus’ Name. Amen!!!