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You pray with a different understanding. Praying in tongues; you pray for things which are important in the spiritual world. You pray in accordance to the will of God. When you are in a spiritual warfare, pray in the Spirit -there are tongues of worship and tongues of warfare. The flesh always submits when you begin to pray in the Spirit.
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PETREM SOM Supernatural things begin to happen. You enter high dimensions of intercessory. God hears his own Spirit. You remain connected in heaven, revelations come your way. HINDERANCES TO/IN PRAYER (AND FASTING) 1. Selfish/wrong motives –James 4:3; Matthew 6:5; John 15:7. 2. Disobedience –Psalm 15:1&2. 3. Unforgiving spirit -Matthew 5:23&24. 4. Sin –Psalm 15:1&2; 24:3&4; 66:18; Isaiah 59:2. 5. Lack of faith -Mark 11:22. 6. Opposition in between saints –Matthew 18:19&20. 7. Being deaf to the cry of the poor –Proverbs 21:13. 8. Wrong or broken relationships/Unforgiveness –Matthew 5:23; 1 Peter 3:7; 1 John 4:20; Matthew 6:14&15; 5:21-25. 9. Idolatry –Psalm 24:3&4. 10. Religion without a relationship with God –prayer is a son talking to the father. 11. Pride -Proverbs 16:18&19; James 4:6; Luke 18:9-14. 12. Unbelief and doubt -James 1:6. 13. Busyness -Ephesians 5:16.
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PETREM SOM FASTING OUTLINE 1. Definition. 2. Biblical endorsement of fasting. 3. Biblical examples of people who fasted. 4. Types of fasts. 5. Purpose of fasting. 6. The power of prayer with fasting. 7. Spiritual benefits of fasting. 8. Preparing for your fast/Guidelines when fasting. 9. Conclusion. DEFINITION Fasting is self denial in order to advance deeply in the things of God; it is the voluntary abstinence from food and/or drink for the purpose of seeking a deeper spiritual experience with God. BIBLICAL ENDORSEMENT OF FASTING Fasting is mentioned frequently in God’s Holy Word. Often it’s associated with repentance and other acts of penitence before God -Joel 2:12, 13&16. During the Day of Atonement, fasting is implied as man’s response to God’s provision for forgiveness and cleansing -Acts 27:9. Atonement was only for those who accepted it through fasting -James 4:8-10. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE WHO FASTED Moses –Exodus 34:28. Esther –Esther 4:15-17. Nehemiah –Nehemiah 1:4. Daniel –Daniel 10:2&3. Jonah –Jonah 3:3-10. Anna –Luke 2:36&37. Jesus –Matthew 4:1&2. Paul –Acts 9:8-12. Other references -2 Corinthians 6:3-8; 11:23-27; Acts 13:1-4; 14:23. Jesus’ Teaching On Fasting
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PETREM SOM Matthew 6:17 -“But thou, when thou fastest…” Notice that He used the preposition ‘when’ and not ‘if’ implying that He actually expected the disciples to fast. Luke 5:33-35, “But the days will come…..then shall they fast in those days.” The Scripture further indicates that God expects us to fast. TYPES OF FASTS 1. Complete fast. 2. Partial fast. 3. Private fast. 4. Declared fast.
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