Fasting breakthrough in the Word
As I had told you from the earlier video, I want to share with you something regarding Biblical Breakthroughs on fasting.
Let’s go to Acts chapter 9 and we’ll hop right into it.
The 9th chapter of Acts talks about a breakthrough from fasting and praying that Saul received.
It is the passage where Saul met Jesus and he lost his sight as soon as he met Jesus. He had been persecuting Christians and Jesus appeared to him. On verse 5 he says “Who are you, Lord?” and the Lord says “I am Jesus whom you persecute. It is hard for you to kick against the prick.
Verse 6 says:
6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
So here’s Saul, a Jewish man very much understanding the biblical principles in fasting and prayer – and how to get breakthroughs – goes into a three-day fast.
He did not just lose his ability to operate with his mouth.
The only thing that he lost was his sight. And yet
he might have been hungry but he chose not to eat.
He was fasting and he was praying.
Later on it refers to that because when Ananias who then was told to go and meet with Saul (Paul) by the Lord Jesus appearing to him, you see reference to him also praying.
Now here he is, after the three days of fasting it says neither did he eat nor drink, and the next verse says: “and there was a certain disciple of Damascus named Ananias.”
So, here the Lord is appearing to Ananias after the three-day fast of [Saul] and he sent Ananias to go see him and it says that: when Ananias arrived says verse 17:
17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
Immediately as he received his sight back – as he received his breakthrough – he repented and turned onto Jesus and got baptized.
A little something on baptism…
There’s also something to be said about baptism. I’d say that if you give your life to Christ go and be baptized. Get it out of the way immediately.
There is an urgency for repentance and for renewal that comes into your spirit once you turn your life to the Lord.
You should be seeking out to be baptized as soon as you can get somebody – a man or woman of God who is in the Word of God and who understands baptism – to take you out and dip you down in the water and get you baptized in the name of Jesus!
You see this urgency in different places in the bible, not just in this passage.
In Acts chapter 8 you’ll see the encounter of Philip with a man on a chariot – the eunuch – who was reading the Scriptures and Phillip was able to explain to him what the Scriptures meant and WHO the Scriptures were talking about.
And Philip told him that the Messiah had come and that He was Jesus. That Jesus was the savior.
As soon as he was done preaching to the eunuch and he received Jesus as his Lord and Savior, he said: “There’s water right there. Shall I be baptized?” and they went and he got baptized immediately.
So do not be delaying baptism! Go forth and get baptized right away!!
I hope this has encouraged you and has given you more tools for your fast, or for beginning your fast.
Stay in faith for your breakthrough!
Right now I release faith for whatever it is that anybody reading this right now is believing for.
That you will go into a fast and that you will be successful through your fast!
And that you will have a mighty breakthrough by fasting, in the name of Jesus!