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Author: Creflo DollaR

 Summary:

Fasting should not be viewed merely as a religious act, but as an important time to draw closer to God and His Word. True fasting destroys yokes and bondages. It brings Believers closer to the Father. Our lives should never be the same after a fast.

 


 

  1. Why is fasting so important?
    1. We fast to renew our minds.
    2. Fasting helps to bring a wrong mindset under subjection to God’s Word.
    3. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
      1. Strongholds are constructed thoughts, images, and knowledge that our minds hold on to.
      2. When the stronghold is negative, it can produce addictions and bad habits.
      3. The enemy wants to bombard us with the wrong knowledge in order to crowd out the information we receive from God.
  2. Not all strongholds are negative.
    1. God desires our minds to construct strongholds that are built upon His Word.
      1. He did not intend for us to hold strongly to information that contradicts His Word.
      2. What would happen in our lives if we saturated our minds with God’s knowledge?
      3. If you have a wrong mindset, it will resist God’s Word.
      4. Many times, it is a challenge for the right information to remain in our minds because our wrong mindsets fight the right information.
      5. Holiness is being of one mind with God.
  3. Be renewed in the spiritof your mind (Ephesians 4:22-24).
    1. If we do not renew our minds, we will not progress as Christians.
      1. The spirit of the mind is a deeper level of the thought process; we refer to it as the subconscious.
      2. When we renew our minds diligently and consistently with the Word, we allow our subconscious to be engaged in a positive way.
      3. Although learning is a part of renewing our minds, we must set our minds to act on the Word we have learned.
  4. God forbade Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:16-17).
    1. The emphasis in this scripture is on knowledge. God shared with them all the knowledge they needed.
      1. They were supposed to hold strong to the knowledge of God.
      2. God never intended for us to get our knowledge from any other source.
      3. When Adam and Eve decided to get their knowledge from another source, they chose to separate from God.

 

Scripture References:

 

  • 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
  • Ephesians 4:22-24
  • Genesis 2:16, 17

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