21 Day Fast | Day 19

21 Day VICTORY Fast | Day 19
From Pastor Brian Gibbs
January 22nd, 2021

Good morning, dear friends! Today is day nineteen as we have entered a very special time of consecration and humility and we open the door to a deeper, more intimate and more powerful relationship with our Father!

Bren and I are blessed that you have chosen to participate in the VICTORY FAST by setting aside 21 days to pray, fast and draw near to God. Fasting is not just an exercise for super-spiritual people. It is actually supposed to a part of every believer’s personal and private spiritual life. Personally, we have found there is no better way to reset our spiritual compass and bring about change and discipline in every area of our lives than through fasting.

We pray that you will experience the presence and power of God in an extraordinary way as you commit yourself to Him over the next 21 days. May God continue to bless you and ignite your passion for Him as you seek Him first!

For these 21 days together, I will provide a daily biblical focus and some thoughts to encourage and strengthen you throughout the fast.


DAY 19

Fasting Brings Revelation
“Then [when you have fasted] your light will break out like the dawn, and you will be healed quickly.”
Isaiah 58:8 (CEB)

When you fast, “your light” (your revelation) will break through. What is the light of God? “The teaching of your word gives light…” (Psalm 119:130). In other words, when you fast, you will begin to receive illumination by the Holy Spirit from the light of His Word, because fasting brings revelation.

God will give you revelation, new insight and understanding—all of which will strengthen your faith, endurance and vision to receive from Him. Fasting helps us to tune in to the spirit realm where healing and all of our inheritance already belong to us. Spiritual fasting will shut down the influences of the five physical senses, so you can walk in the spirit. Your healing, your victory, your strength, your faith and the power of God are all in the spirit.
So, when you fast, you prepare your spirit to receive revelation. It may be to understand something from the Word, which you know God has been trying to reveal to you, but you haven’t been able to grasp.

Fasting brings revelation for our lives, direction, family and dreams — and these should be some of the rewards of fasting you seek.

Be sure when you are seeking the Lord for revelation about a particular situation, you aren’t seeking to influence Him to do something for you. You do not fast to impress God. Fasting doesn’t change God—it changes you!
When you fast, anticipate to hear from God—expect revelation from Him—a great reward. As you do this, remember that fasting is laying things aside just to be with God. You don’t always have to fast food, either. You can fast from your smartphone, media and entertainment. Some people set aside coffee, desserts, television or social media—these are wonderful things to set aside.  It is amazing how much peace comes into your life when you quit watching secular television!

If you lay these things aside every day for a week and spend that time in the Word of God instead, you will see a transformation in your life. You may even find that you create a new habit—a lifestyle of fasting—that leads to victories you never imagined possible.

As I said early in our fast together, God is not just calling us to a season of fasting — but a lifestyle of fasting and prayer. Eventually, you’ll find your desire for what you’ve fasted will subside. God really desires for us to seek Him first above all and long for Him above all else.

He wants us to enjoy life—but He wants to be first place.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
— Matthew 6:33

Feast on the Lord today!

Make it a great day and be blessed!
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