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In this message, Pastor John Lindell helps us discover the power of fasting. Our prayer is that this sermon gives you an increased awareness of God's presence and helps you hear His voice as you fast and pray!
SeriesThe Prayer Meeting
Scripture ReferenceSelected Scriptures
Psalm 85:6 (NLT)
Won't you revive us again, so your people can rejoice in you? Show us your unfailing love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. I listen carefully to what God the LORD is saying, for he speaks peace to his faithful people. But let them not return to their foolish ways. Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, so our land will be filled with his glory.
Habakkuk 3:2 (ESV)
O LORD, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O LORD, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known;
Habakkuk 3:2 (NLT)
I have heard all about you, LORD. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by.
revival [ri-vahy-vuhl], noun
1. restoration to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, etc.
"God's quickening visitation of his people, touching their hearts and deepening his work of grace in their lives." ~ J. I. Packer
"the awakening or quickening of God's people to their true nature and purpose." ~ Robert Coleman
"an extraordinary movement of the Holy Spirit producing extraordinary results." ~ Richard Owen Roberts
"a community saturated with God" ~ Duncan Campbell
Fasting can give us favor in situations
Nehemiah 1:4 (ESV)
As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
Nehemiah 1:11 (ESV)
O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." Now I was cupbearer to the king.
Fasting helps us discern God’s will
Acts 13:2 (ESV)
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."
Fasting gives us power to break demonic strongholds
Fasting prepares us for new seasons of life and ministry
Fasting can bring healing
Fasting gives us a greater awareness of God’s presence