Most of the greatest spiritual breakthroughs in my life have involved fasting. One of the most powerful moments of emotional healing for me occurred during a week of fasting. I have never been the same since that day.
Consider these scriptures:
Isaiah 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed ones go free, and that you break every yoke?
Matthew 17:21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.
Consider these victories that would not have been won without a fast:
Esther 4 – 7: Haman orders the destruction for all the Jews. Esther calls for a 3 day fast for all the Jews in her city. The Jews are ultimately spared and Haman is hung on the very gallows he built.
Judges 20: The sons of Israel make three attempts to defeat the the sons of Benjamin. The first two attempts they lose with a total of 40, 000 men dead. Between the second and third attempts they go on a fast and they ultimately defeat their enemy.
In Jentzen Franklin’s new book “Fasting”, he says: “For me fasting has been the secret to obtaining open doors, miraculous provision, favor, and the tender touch of God upon my life.” I highly recommend this book, it is one of the best books today on the subject of fasting. It is packed with life changing revelation that if you apply can give you great breakthrough in your finances, health, emotions, relationships, and more!