Day Sixteen: The Rewards of Fasting
Guest blog post from: http://www.restorationnwa.org
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 go free, and that ye break every yoke?Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.9Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
1. Loose the bands of wickedness
Fasting will break you free from everything holding you back.
2. Undo heavy burdens
Fasting will “tear-off” or violently remove things that have been pressing you down and making you feel hopeless and helpless.
3. The oppressed will go free
Fasting will heal and mend the discouraged, bruised and wounded. It will set people free who are falling apart and help them put their life together again.
4. Break every yoke
Fasting will break you away from bad habits that are destroying you physically and destroying your Christian walk
5. Your light will shine brightly
Fasting will give you a heart of compassion for those in need. Your hunger will help you personally identify with the hungry, poor and naked.
6. God’s light will break forth
During a time of fasting, revelation from God will break forth in your life. When you don’t know what to do or which way to go, His light will shine on you. He will give you His revelation and there will be darkness no more!
Example: God will give you insight to catapult your business!