Goodseed Daily Devotional 22nd May 2023

By Good News Bible Church London
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Apostle George Amadi (Lead Pastor: Goodnews Bible Church, London)

SCRIPTURE: Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Matthew 17:21
Beloved, understanding purpose is key to power. Nothing is powerful until something is purposeful (Genesis 32:24). Many people fast for different reasons: some fast to fulfil a religious obligation, some fast because of emotional trauma – when food loses both taste and appeal, but the productive fast is the spiritual and purposeful fast.

So, today, we shall be looking at the purpose of a purposeful spiritual fast.

When we fast purposefully, what do we expect it to achieve?

  1. Prayer fire intensification for drastic Divine intervention. The fast causes prayer fire to be intensified (Esther 4:16).
  2. Spiritual authority boost for victory over enemy forces. If you want to exercise or move your authority to another level in order to be able to deal with certain kinds of demons, you must understand how to fast (Matthew 17:21).
  3. Spiritual strength increase. You increase in spiritual strength in the course of the fast (Isaiah 40:31). When you fast, what defeated you yesterday cannot defeat you today because your strength increased.
  4. Physical vitalization and health restoration. The fast vitalizes you physically. Health renewal and restoration (Isaiah 58:8).
  5. Spiritual yoke and bondage destruction (Isaiah 58:6).
  6. Spiritual sensitivity servicing and

    The increases your spiritual strenght (Isaiah 58:8, Act 13:1-2).

Now, when you fast, what do you do to amplify the effect of the fast?

  1. Pray abundantly, especially praying in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18).
  2. Load your spirit up with words. Be charged up with words; don’t let your spirit be empty (John 15:7).

Beloved, Take out at least a day in a week for fasting and prayer. Fast purposefully.

PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to fast purposefully. Let every stubborn issue in my life bow out now in Jesus’ Name.

Goodseed Daily Devotional is the publication of Apostle George Amadi- Senior Pastor Goodnews Bible Church London. If you are in the London area do worship with us at 2nd Floor Unit 4 Westmoreland House Scrubs Lane White City NW10 6RE