Summary: Prayer with fasting is not impossible for all things are possible with Christ Jesus, so we must intensify our prayers with fasting to move the mountains in our lives that plague and torment us.
LORD, Teach Me To Pray
Intensify In Measure
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (May 23, 2014)
“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting” (Acts 2:2, King James Version, KJV [Christ's ascension to heaven]).
Greetings in the Holy Name of Jesus,
My brothers and sisters, “How much is it to you to speak out before God your petition in prayer---”it is yours for the asking”? Prayer that moves mountains is worth fasting three meals, just giving up three meals---consider what you are able to do in the flesh on the third day of your seven day cycle of prayer. Is this measure possible for you to achieve? Could you achieve fasting with drinks? Could you achieve it fasting one meal at a time for three days?
Are you willing to deny your flesh three meals and fold your hands to look like praying hands just like the field peas do to praise God in prayer when the sun mercilessly beats down on them? Do you ever let God see your praying hands held up to him when the heat of trouble, battle and war beats you down and when the heat of trouble, battle and war threatens to make you stumble and fall? You see the plants of the field reverence God in every respect and know He is the only God who takes care of them. Do you notice when the field plants bow down to God? When was the last time you were down on your knees bowed down to God?
We will not discuss how great the plant kingdom reverence God versus how great the animal kingdom reverence God. We are the human animal. According to the Prophet Isaiah (1:3, KJV), “The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.” The Proverbs (23:1, KJV) said, “When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:”
Prophet Jeremiah (8:7; 9:3, KJV) stated, “Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD... And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.” Most importantly Jeremiah (5:4-5, KJV) said, “Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God. I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.” When was the last time your prayers broke chains of bondage, opened doors of opportunity and released the power of God for healing? This kind of divine work is not for the faint of heart.
David prayed (Psalms 2:3), “Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”
Let us pray:
Our Father in heaven, let your light shine in my life.