The second part focus on Fasting as taken from Isaiah 58:5,6.
1. Preparation 1 John 1:9
2. Fasting is a spiritual tool for strengthening and transforming grace in our lives.
3. Abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, for a period of time.
4. An absolute fast, Acts 9:9, Ezra 10:6 which means nothing.
5. Water fast (Luke 4:1,2).
In order to have a successfully time of consecration there must be preparation. Set objectives, make commitment, how long, the type of fast God wants, what physcial or social activities tyou will be restricted to. Prepare yourslef spiritually, physically, confess sins, seek forgiveness and make resitution. Prayer and fasting enable us to humble ourselves before God, so that we will become more sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Reading the Word of God- 2 Timothy 2:15 tells us to "study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." This should be the first thing that we should know. we cannot pray and fast if we have no knowledge of what the Word of God say. We must read the Bible aloud daily, so that our inner man can be feed. then, meditate on the Word of God. Remember the Lord cannot bring anything back to your remembrance if you have not put anything in. Evangelist Mother Eskridge, DMin firstname.lastname@example.org
put anything in.