I receive lots of phone calls from God’s children who constantly are being tormented and abused by the enemy. They say, “I fast and pray and say my warfare prayers, but I continue to experience these attacks, especially during the bewitching hours. I can’t sleep at night. Please help me!”
Dear hearts; when are we going to learn that it is not in what we do. It’s in what Christ Jesus has ALREADY done? We can NEVER fast or pray enough to receive ANYTHING from the LORD. Don’t misunderstand me! I’m not saying that one should not fast or pray. I’m saying that we should NOT depend on our fasting and praying to the point that we believe that when we do or don’t, we will or will not receive from the LORD. Again, it’s not based on what we do. Our faith MUST rely ONLY on what Christ Jesus has ALREADY done. He said, “It is finished.” Do we believe that? Do we TRULY believe that our Heavenly Father has placed EVERYTHING we need IN Christ Jesus. When we receive Jesus Christ, we have received EVERYTHING we could possibly need or want. Jesus said we shall have MANY problems on this earth because of the Opposer; but rejoice, He has ALREADY overcome the world. Therefore, rejoice in Him. Rejoice in what He has ALREADY done for us. His joy is our STRENGH.
In Acts 13:2, it says that the apostles MINISTERED TO THE LORD, and fasted; then the Holy Spirit gave them direction. The apostles did not depend on whether they spoken their prayer points or fought spiritual warfare in order to hear from the LORD. The apostles lived a daily lifestyle of fasting and praying; and choose on that particular day and time to fast from pleasant foods. Prayer and fasting were their lifestyle. It wasn’t something they would just do, IT WAS THEIR LIFESTYLE. We notice it also says as they fasted, THEY MINISTERED TO THE LORD. MINISTERING TO THE LORD is the key which causes the Holy Spirit to manifest His presence in giving us direction in the things of the LORD for our life. Ask yourself this question, how much time do I spend ministering to the LORD? Do I spend most my time fighting in the heavenlies? REMEMBER, the LORD God said that the battle is His and our Heavenly Father is seeking WORSHIPERS—those who worship Him in spirit and truth. He’s looking for WORSHIPERS and NOT WARRIORS. Whenever we MINISTER TO THE LORD, He is the One Who wage war in the heavenlies by sending forth His warriors to fight on our behalf so that we can be FREE as we MINISTER TO HIM. Therefore, REMEMBER, whenever you fast and/or pray, don’t forget — MINISTER TO THE LORD — to adore Him — to say beautiful words to Him — to love on Him — to worship Him in spirit and truth; for His Word is TRUTH. Tell Him how lovely, wonderful, awesome and gorgeous He is. MINISTER TO HIM and watch your heart and circumstances change. Shalom and Selah †