Everything of value will demand a cost. Value is essentially a function of cost.
You cannot get out of life what you have not put into it – Galatians 6:7.
Everything of great value places a great demand on the person who desires it.
Greater glory must cost you a greater price.
Your bountiful harvest in life is a function of the quality of your preparation.
To develop your inner strength you must engage in the spiritual weapon of fasting.
Greater glory cannot be achieved without fasting.
You must engage in spiritual warfare for the fulfillment of prophecies – 1 Timothy 1:18, Isaiah 58:6-14.
Fasting helps to restore our health and gives us divine instruction to change our situation for the better – 2 Timothy 3:16.
Reasons for fasting:
1. To gain inner strength – Ephesians 6:10, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5,
Victory over spiritual battles require inner strength.
when you do not prepare well you tend to lose the battle to the devil.
Your preparation for life determines the result you get.
Fasting is a device for developing inner strength which makes you equal to the task in confronting oppositions.
There are certain challenges in life that requires fasting and prayer.
Matthew 10:1; 17:19-21.
Divine purpose attracts oppositions that can be overcome with fasting and prayer.
1 Corinthians 16:9.
Profitable Approach to Fasting:
1. You must define the purpose – Proverbs 29:18.
Fasting secures your victory in every battle of life.
You must have a purpose for your fasting to produce.
2. You must come confessing and forsaking your sins – 1 John 1:8-9, Proverbs 28:13.
Reasons for Warfare Approach:
1. Consciousness of the opposition – Matthew 13:24-28.
Satan is always on the trail of great destinies.
Your spiritual preparation keeps the devil far from your life.
Every champion is a product of conflict.
You do not wish for greatness but make it happen.