Monday, November 23 2020
OUR WEAPONS OF WAR
“For assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:20,21
Jesus is our model, our example and our leader and before He went into ministry He prayed and then went on a forty day fast. Prayer and fasting are valuable weapons when engaging the enemy because it causes us to focus on the Spirit and not the flesh!
In the aforementioned scripture Jesus is instructing His disciples after their failure to cast a demon out and said to them, "These only go out by prayer and fasting!" Fasting strengthens us and opens the door to the divine power of God that gives us the victory in battle without which we would be fighting in the flesh!
Jesus was about to enter the battlefield in one of the greatest battles of His life with Satan who came against Him at the end of His fast when he was tired, weak and hungry! The devil never engages the strong, he waits for the stragglers, the weak, the sick and the young! In actuality he doesn't have any power over us unless we give it to him.
Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry. Luke 4:1,2
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin