Fasting for Increase in the New Year by Stan Coffey

Fasting for Increase in the New Year
Series: Enlarge Your Territory
Stan Coffey
Isaiah 58:6-8

''…enlarge my territory..'' (I Chronicles 4:10b)

''Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked that you clothe him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call and the Lord will anser, you shall cry and He will say, here I am.''

OUTLINE:

I. THE PRACTICE OF FASTING
II. THE PURPOSE OF FASTING
III. THE PRECAUTIONS OF FASTING
IV. THE PRESCRIPTION FOR FASTING

In this series we are focusing on enlarging your territory in 2012. Jabez prayed that God would give increase and blessing in His life. We know that this prayer was within the will of God because the Bible says that God gave him the increase he was praying for. All of us need increase. Whether it is an increase of power, or an increase of understanding, or increase of faith, or increase of discernment in making decisions that face us; we all need increase.

God doesn't want us to go backward, He wants us to go forward. And if you're not going forward you are going backward. And if you are not increasing you are decreasing. Peter challenges us to ''grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:18) Paul prayed for the Ephesians that they ''speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the Head, Christ (Ephesians 4:15). In

I Thessalonians 3:12 Paul says ''And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love one to another and to all, just as we do to you.'' In I Thess. 4:10 Paul said, ''But we ...


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