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 Fasting adds power to Prayer by John Wesley

Fasting Adds Power To Prayer

By John Wesley

There is something remarkable about the way in which God revived His work in these parts. A few months ago, the generality of the people in this circuit were exceedingly lifeless. Perceiving this, Samuel Meggot advised the Society at Barnard Castle to observe every Friday with fasting and prayer. The very first Friday they met together, God broke in upon them in a wonderful manner, and His work has been increasing among them ever since.

The neighboring Societies heard of this, agreed to follow the same rule, and soon experienced the same blessing. Is not the neglect of this plain duty – I mean fasting – ranked by our Lord with almsgiving and prayer, one general occasion of deadness among Christians? Can any one willingly neglect it and be guiltless? (Matt. 6:1-18).

– Wesley’s Journal, 1763


 2020/10/13 20:53Profile

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 Re: Fasting adds power to Prayer by John Wesley

To add to this great witness concerning fasting. David Said, "I humbled my soul with fasting." Ezra said, "Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us. Our little ones, and all our possessions." So we can humble ourselves before our heavenly Father by fasting! This is great news for me! More importantly we also have our Masters example, Jesus Christ, who fasted, and is our greatest example in all things.


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 Re: some spirits only come out by prayer and fasting...

Amen and Amen. Brother Billy,
May we all be humbled by Him.. By His ways.. His ways are not our ways and our flesh stinks.
I know this practice as He leads me. I claim some spirits only come out by prayer and fasting.
I have many I pray and fast for for it is not the people its the spirit behind them.. Eph 6:
Jesus Heals a Boy with an Evil Spirit

(Matthew 17:14-21; Luke 9:37-42; Luke 17:5-10)

14And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them. 15And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him. 16And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them? 17And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; 18And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. 19He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. 20And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. 21And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. 22And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. 23Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. 24And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. 25When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. 26And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. 27But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. 28And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? 29And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

in Christ
Sister Frannie


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