FASTING? You mean that I should actually give up food for a few days?
WHY WOULD I WANT TO DO THAT ?
In humanity there are two main drives, FOOD & SEX. When you look at our soulish, fleshly side these two are what most are consistent with in their lives. Majority of people eat at least 3 times a day…..at least!
JESUS MADE A STATEMENT in Matt. 6:16, And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
JESUS ALSO POINTED OUT THAT YOU NEED TO FAST TO EMPOWER YOURSELF AGAINST THE WORKS OF THE ENEMY.
Matt. 17:21, Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE FOR FASTING?
The #1 reason we fast is to take control over our flesh and bring it into subjection.
Fasting does nothing for God, it is for US! When we fast it takes our strongest human drives and makes them submit to the Holy Spirit. It is allowing Jesus to take first place even before your physical passions.
HOW DO I FAST?
During the times that you are supposed to be eating or doing whatever you are fasting, you should be praying or reading the Word of God. THIS WILL BE FEEDING YOUR SPIRIT INSTEAD OF YOUR FLESH.
You will find that after you chew your arms off the first day….lol, that your flesh will come into subjection and you will begin to hear the voice of the Spirit so clear.
I CHALLENGE YOU TO OBEY JESUS….NOT “IF” YOU FAST, BUT “WHEN” YOU FAST!
This week at His Tabernacle Family Church we have fasting and prayer. Monday – Thursday evenings from 7-8 we meet in the sanctuary and pray together. You can also join the prayer line every Monday – Thursday and agree with us on the phone at 712-775-7100 124064#.
PRAY AND FAST FOR THE GREATEST RESULTS OVER YOUR FLESH!
Come visit us on the web at www.histabernacle.com, or watch www.hisword.tv every Sunday morning on WENY-TV ABC at 7:30am., and CBS at 8:00am. We now live stream our service every Sunday morning at 9am and 11am eastern standard time, and every Tuesday evening at 7pm is Rock Solid Faith. Dr. Spencer has launched his new website for helping ministries at www.empoweringpastors.com.
For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy