In this lesson on The Power of Prayer we will study how faith and prayer work together to bring powerful answers to our prayers.
In this last episode of the series on Suffering in this Fallen World, we will study the subject of the Fasted Life. Though this teaching is soundly based upon God’s Word, it is not commonly taught because it is contrary to the American Dream and the pop doctrine prosperity. Nonetheless, both Jesus and Paul clearly taught these truths. Warning, if you listen to this podcast it may change your life!
“I fasted once but it made me hungry so I haven’t done it since.” This humorous, yet illogical statement was actually made to us by a Christian woman while discussing the topic of fasting. She went on to explain that if Christians went on God ordained fasts they should never feel hungry. Obviously she had
Prayer and fasting are indispensable disciplines that believers must restore to their rightful place in faith and practice. Both of these disciplines are some of the basic expectations that Jesus established for every believer, not just a select few. The motive behind prayer and fasting, though, decides whether or not they are acceptable to God.
Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to