It takes supernatural power to break free from negative parenting patterns and generational trauma, heal that neighborhood momma suffering from mental oppression, and defeat evil powers responsible for child trafficking, molestation, drug addictions, and all manner of evil. We must not simply discuss and accept the enemy’s activities in our societies.
We can serve the world by fasting to access the power that enforces and establishes God’s will in our spheres of influence (our homes and outside our homes). For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power. 1 Corinthians 4:20 (NLT)
Let’s get rid of powerless Christianity–All talk but no demonstration of power. Fasting will launch us into power to establish God’s will in our family life, finances, communities, etc. Jesus, the one we are to imitate (1 Cor. 11:1), completed a season of fast, and Luke 4:14-15 (KJV) revealed what happened after the fast—”Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.“
If we want to walk in power, evidenced by our light shining before men and dominion over the powers of darkness responsible for many societal ills, we must fast often.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.Luke 10:19 (KJV)
Let’s activate our power by fasting often! Serpentine spirits are real (I speak from experience) and they can cause great oppression and suffocation. Serpents and scorpions are known for their subtle nature and deadly venom. They symbolize great spiritual wickedness, ideologies, and all manners of evil that lie in wait to intimidate the believer and destroy lives.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
It takes supernatural power to wrestle from a position of victory. Don’t become a victim and prevent others from becoming victims.
Now, you may say we need money to fix hunger, drug addictions, etc. We need the power to get wealth and access financial intelligence void of corruption. “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18 (NKJV)
Like Paul, I pray that we will know the exceeding greatness of God’s power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. Ephesians 1:17-21 (NKJV)
It is common practice for Christians to start off the year with a fast. Unfortunately, this powerful practice and weapon of warfare will not yield results if it is not properly engaged. This month, expect fasting encouragement, and prophetic prayers to help you start the year strong. If you don’t want to miss out on any prayer prompts and all the great intel we will be sharing, download the Christian Mommas App