Friday, December 12, 2014

Make sure you do a spiritual and physical cleansing prior to 2015

While the month of December is known for a month of celebrating the Christmas holidays. Personally, I find it to be an excellent month to consider doing a fast.

When we look back at the events that has happened throughout the course of this year, especially taking into consideration the stress, difficulties, deaths, etc. I find December as a month we should detoxify our spirits and bodies via fasting.

Having done several fast myself with the most lengthy one being 40 days with water and natural juices only, the benefits are quite rewarding, particularly with the bonus of being realigned spiritually and mentally and a sharper sense of purpose.

Fasting is the act of abstaining from certain or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. There are two types of fasting, 1) Absolute: fast: an absolute fast is defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period. Then there is 2) A partial fast: A partial fast is where one would eat certain foods along with liquids for a defined period. In most cases a partial fast would be limited to just fruits or vegetables along with water only or water and natural juices.

According to the book of Isaiah, it is said that a genuine fast will loose the bands of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke, Isaiah 58:6.

 Amazingly, in verse 8 of this same chapter, the prophet Isaiah said, "Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward.

Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity" Isaiah 58:8-9.

The statement, "thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily" simply means that your understanding, wisdom, knowledge and discernment will spiritually and physically be realign and sharpen with better clarity along with your health being restored.

Now, please bear in mind least we become confuse; Isaiah is speaking to the people of God in this text, which we know to be the children of Israel. I am making a special attempt to point-out this very much over looked point, simply because most folks are misguided into believing that Believers of Jesus Christ can not be burdened, oppressed or spiritually challenged. In fact when others see Christians being challenged they are viewed as either non-Christians or assumed to be engaged in some un-confessed sin. When the truth is they're more than likely in desperate need of a fast to realign and reinforce their spiritual power and authority.

Just consider it for a moment, every thing in life needs some type of rejuvenation or maintenance in an effort to maintain optimum performance. Therefore, the human spirit along with the body is no different.

I am seriously encouraging you to attempt some type of fasting before you enter the new year as a spiritual and physical detoxification from this year's events along with being fully prepared spiritually and physically for the coming events of next year.

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing

Can fasting be used for good and evil

During the course of our last teaching on fasting, we basically covered the overall aspect of fasting
and its benefits.

Today, I would like to place particular emphasis on the fact that fasting is indeed a spiritual principle along with a spiritual protocol to request answers and divine reinforce from the spirit realm.

Firstly, fasting is a spiritual principal whose purpose is to not just rejuvenate or restore the one fasting spiritually, but more importantly, it is the means of summoning the spirit realm for either assistance or answers to certain perplexing earthly or even spiritual matters. For example, whenever the nation of Israel was being challenged by war with their enemies, for the most part, the entire nation would join in on a fast to see what was God's position before their involvement in whomever that war would be with, 2 Chronicles 20:3.

In another case, when Israel was being oppressed and pillaged by their enemies and they were totally confused as to why it was all happening they fasted with the attempt to seek God's answer to their perplexing problems, Ezra 8:23.

Amazingly, what many folks are not aware of is that because fasting is a spiritual principle the act of fasting is not limited to things that are Godly. Consequently, fasting can also be used for the summoning of demonic/evil assistance and knowledge. Of course, most Christians just associate fasting with things of God. However, in the book of 1 Kings 21:7-13 it says the following, " And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.

9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:

10 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.

11 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them.

12 They proclaimed a fast and set Naboth on high among the people.

13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city and stoned him with stones, that he died.

After reading this passage of scripture, we must ask ourselves, who was the nation of Israel fasting too? The entire fast was based on lies; there were two men sent by Jezebel as a witness against Naboth, who apparently lied to him. How is it that the Elders and nobles of the city could not discern that this fast was not of God. Finally, how is it that in every case where Israel fasted the result of the fast would be where God would send a prophet to declare what would be as a consequence of the fast. However, in this case, there were no prophets involved, there were no answers from God as to what Naboth's end result should be. In fact, it appears as if they went through a political procedure to officially execute Naboth that was fueled by demonic fasting.

This evil fast, of course, allowed them to be advised and controlled by Satan, however, for the most part just like many of us today when we hear the term fasting we think it is automatically Godly. I have read many books of pastors who were once witch Doctors or witchcraft workers, and via their own confession, while they were a part of the occult they would go on arduous fasting to summons the help of greater demonic powers to do their evil bidding.

I will take it a step further. As you may recall it was the prophet Isaiah who was confronted by the children of Israel concerning a particular fact that they had done but nothing panned out for them after the fact, here is what the Prophet Isaiah as an oracle of God said to the children of Israel:

"Why have we fasted, they say, and You do not see it? Why have we afflicted ourselves, and You take no knowledge [of it]? Behold [O Israel], on the day of your fast [when you should be grieving for your sins]. You find profit in your business, and [instead of stopping all work, as the law implies you and your workmen should do] you extort from your hired servants a full amount of labor.

4 [The facts are that] you fast only for strife and debate and to smite with the fist of wickedness. Fasting as you do today will not cause your voice to be heard on high.

5 Is such a fast as yours what I have chosen, a day for a man to humble himself with sorrow in his soul? [Is true fasting merely mechanical?] Is it only to bow down his head like a bulrush and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him [to indicate a condition of the heart that he does not have]? Will you call this a fast and an acceptable day to the Lord?" Isaiah 58:3-5 Amplified version.

Question! Is it possible that someone could be making evil fasting against you and as a result has either blocked or hindered your blessings during the course of 2014?

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing

The exact protocols to fasting

The word "then" is a great indicator regarding pointing to something that's going to happen next. It is also a term that refers to something being added, for example, "I love my job, but then it pays well also."

In today's teaching on fasting, we will explore this word in regards to fasting to reveal that when we participate correctly in fasting, it will be "THEN" that things will begin to happen or change for us.

Scripture admonishes us that during our times of fasting, the things that we took pleasure and comfort in before fastings, such as our food, home, and other comforts, we must now distribute or share it among those that are in need of it. In fact, this particular protocol of fasting is a must if we desire to inherit the benefits that come as a result of it. Let us read below what the prophet Isaiah had to say about this to the children of Israel:

"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house—when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood?" Isaiah 58:7. As you would have read, a part of the process of fasting is to share what we would have normally been comforted with before fasting, he insists that we do not hide from the need of others during this very critical period during our fasting.

In verse 9 of this same chapter, it begins with our word, "THEN," "Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, Here I am. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression [wherever you find them], the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking,

10 And if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday" Isaiah 58:9-10.

Again, I have to point out the fact that the prophet is not speaking to sinners or people that serve other gods. In fact, he is talking to people that have identified and was at that time serving the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob the God of heaven and earth. He was revealing to them that to realign themselves with the purposes of God and bring them back spiritually as to where they should have been at that point they had to follow the complete protocol of the fast. What I found to be rather interesting was the fact, that the scripture started by saying:

"Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say. Here I am" which is a clear indicator that God was not doing this before and whatever it was that they were doing wrong that caused it would have taken the protocol of this fast for him to not only hear them and their cry but to also respond to them.

My friend, please listen to God speaking to you through this article today. Have you been feeling as if God has forgotten you or he's just not listening to you? Do you feel as if everyone else prayers are being answered except yours? Have you been tossing to and fro in your mind the thought that you have been a Christian for so long and there has been no signs, wonders, miracles or the power of the Holy Spirit demonstrated in your life? Are there particular problems in your life that no matter how much you pray they refuse to move? Is your health failing, are you just right out confused about everything?

Well, this, as you know, is the last month of the year and if you have answered yes to any of the above questions. Then I must say to you, that you are in desperate need of a fast with a view of following the exact instructions provided above that I meticulously laid out for you according to scripture. I speak from much-accumulated experience, and I strongly advise you to complete a fast before 2015 if you do not want to repeat 2014.

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing

Three day dry fast-to eliminate spiritual sickness

I have written quite a number of articles speaking specifically about spiritual sickness. At the same time I have received, and I am still receiving numerous emails as to how to combat and defeat such sickness.

In today's teaching on fasting, we will be focusing on the 3 days dry fast to eliminate spiritual sickness. Firstly, a three-day dry fast is a fast where one will not consume any liquids or food at all, there are no exceptions to this and it must be for 3 days or 72 hours. It is highly recommended that time is set aside specifically for this fast where there will be no form of distractions of any kind. Before this fast, scriptures concerning cleansing, purity, righteousness and the like should be written down in advance to be repeated during prayer time during the fast. I also strongly advise that the person engaging in such a fast MUST BE SIN FREE DURING THIS PERIOD! Meaning, there must be a confession of all sins particularly unforgiveness, sexual sins, etc. before the fast. Again, this will not work IF THERE IS UNCONFESSED SIN IN YOUR LIFE!

The reason for this specific fast is to eliminate the body of any and all points of contact that has become the source of the spiritual sickness that is now resident in the victim's body. For example, let's say an enemy has placed witchcraft contamination in some food that has been consumed by the victim. Of course, it will always look and appear as regular food. However, the spiritual items in that food which is not visible to the human eyes are spiritual contamination set to pollute the spirit of that person. Some of the physical symptoms the victim will experience would be unexplained swollen legs, various unexplained skin diseases such as lesions, rash, bumps, and lumps about the body. The victim will also experience strange things or objects crawling or moving throughout their body. They will also experience seeing things on their body that is not visible to others. The victim will be flooded with strange thoughts of fear and death, massive headaches and an overall feeling of sickness, that again cannot be explained, and no Doctor can identify its cause naturally. There are cases where the victim has had this evil in their system for so long that certain limbs either become disfigured or the victim becomes so sick that their appearance changes to something other than who that person use to look like. I personally know of cases where when such a person dies, with a distorted sickly appearance, the minute they pass away their features and appearance resume to who they looked like initially.

This is just evidence of the spirit of infirmity that had their spirit oppressed and in turn manifested in their physical appearance but again, once the body dies or the spirit is cast out everything returns to normal. I always use the story in Luke 13 as an example of when Jesus cast the "spirit of infirmity" out of the woman who was bent over for 18 years and immediately when Jesus cast the spirit out, the lady that was bent over for 18 years was able to stand up erect like everyone else.  Just for clarity, the human body becomes the host for the spirit of infirmity that becomes responsible for changing the appearance of the human host to a distorted figure, Matthew 12:43-45.

The interesting thing about this particular type of spiritual contamination is that whatever ingredients that this contamination was mixed with is what will fuel this evil once consumed by the victim. For example, let's say this spiritual contamination was placed in the victim's food of beans, rice, chicken, etc. Well, the water, salt, seasoning, butter and whatever else was used to mix this meal which included the spiritual contamination is all a part of that contamination.

Therefore, as long as the victim consumes anything in the future that is remotely related to the ingredients that made up the spiritual contamination their sickness will become worse. Of course, this will naturally sharply decrease the victim's quality of life and eventually kill the victim if not challenged by prayer and fasting. Thus, a dry fast is designed to starve the spiritual and physical contamination by not consuming anything for 3 days. Of course,  specific prayers laced with relevant scriptures must be violently prayed.

This explains why the victim has been praying for years to be delivered from their sickness and absolutely nothing changed for them. Some folks have given up on God simply because they did not understand the nature or root cause of their illness. Unfortunately, such spiritual challenges and many others like them will require prayer and fasting. Jesus himself said that this kind will only come out through prayer and fasting, Matthew 17:21. The reason why 3 days is required for such a fast because; the number 3 biblically speaking represents completion, perfection, etc. and if followed as prescribed you will see changes. The following prayer is to be recited 7 times every 12 hours of the fast until the fast has ended:

Heavenly Father, in the name of your son Jesus Christ, I confess all sins that I have committed against you in word, deed, thought and in action. Lord, I repent of all evil that I have done and, if there is any evil within me that I'm not aware of, I ask your forgiveness of those sins and pray that you cleanse me of all evil in Jesus name.

Lord, your word says that my body is the temple of the Lord and that I must also present my body as a living sacrifice holy and acceptable unto you. Lord, I am asking you during this fast in which I am surrendering my body as a living sacrifice unto you that you spiritually and physically remove all evil contamination that has been subtly deposited into my body that has caused unexplained sickness in my spirit and body.

Father, I firmly stand on your word that will bring about my healing. Lord, your word says, "Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God. I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness" Isaiah 41:10. Lord, I bind myself to your word that says, "Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou [art] my praise" Jeremiah 17:14. Father God, your word says that death and life is in the power of my tongue. Therefore I speak death to all spiritual and physical contamination in my body and, I command all residue of it to be passed out of me in the mighty name of your son Jesus Christ. Lord, you said that we should remind you of your word, therefore, I am reminding you of your word that says, "Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth" Jeremiah 33:6.

Father, your word says you will supply all my needs according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus, so I am asking you to provide me with complete healing and deliverance to my spirit, soul, and body in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Lord, I am reminding you again of your word that says, no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and I have condemned all tongues that have risen up against me in judgment. Therefore, I am in a state of expectancy from you in the mighty name of your son Jesus Christ.

Lord, you said that you have seen my ways and you will heal me, you promised that you will lead me also and restore comfort unto my mourners and me, Isaiah 57:18. Finally, father, I am digging my faith deeper into the foundation of your word. Your word says, "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed." Therefore, I decree and declare complete restoration of my spirit and body and whatever is in my system I send the fire of God against it and command it to be eliminated from my body in the name of Jesus Christ, which is the name above all names. Amen!

Written By Kevin L A Ewing

Your wisdom and knowledge is limited if you're not fasting

The new testament is quick to point out to us how we ought to appear to others during our times of
fasting. In fact, fasting ought to be a personal event and should not be broadcast to others during our times of fasting, unless it is someone whose fasting along with us in regards to coming in agreement for a certain thing or person.

"When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth; they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you" Matthew 6:16-18.

Well, based on the above scripture, there is indeed a reward for a genuine fast. Nevertheless, your reward can be advanced to you if you attempt to make your period of fasting a public spectacle. In fact, scripture clearly says that those that look the distressed part during their time of fasting have received their reward in full. Simply put, their reward would be the compliments and accolades given them during the broadcasting of their fast, as to how disciplined they are, how much they love the lord, their commitment to the Lord, etc. However, as far as the actual result of fasting is concerned, such as breaking yokes, undoing heavy burdens, setting the oppressed free, etc., this will never be manifested in that person's life.

Instead, we are admonished to make fasting a private matter between ourselves and God. In fact, we are told to refresh our outward appearance so that it would not even give any remote sign of fasting on our end to others. Scripture goes on to say that God, who is invisible will observe the fasting that is done in secret but will reward us openly. I am truly convinced and also speaking from experience that the distributing of God's reward to us begins with a burst of wisdom and clarity.

Isaiah 58:10 says the following, "then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday". Light in this text is symbolic of knowledge and wisdom, while darkness would indicate ignorance. So according to scripture, a fast will cause your knowledge and wisdom to elevate in you dispelling the ignorance that once overwhelmed you. In other word be in expectation to know and learn things that you did not know before either after or even during your fasting.

It didn't end there, further, it said your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday. The word obscurity is defined as something or someone that is not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague, or uncertain, simply put something that is confusing. Gloom, on the other hand, is defined as total or partial darkness; dimness. Now, before I proceed any further, Isaiah the prophet who is speaking to the people of God is suggesting that a born-again Believer can be lacking in knowledge, can be confused and worse case scenario can be consumed by ignorance. However, he has simultaneously provided the remedy for the born-again believer who thinks that they have it all together and that is to enter into a genuine fast in an attempt to stimulate, replenish, restore or impart much needed spiritual knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. Therefore, a fast will cause your once obscurity and gloom to be dissolved and your wisdom and understanding to come forth.

I think the most frightening and challenging part concerning all of this is that there are Christians who have never done a fast in their entire Christian walk, even worse some of them preach to you............. No matter how one views it, a fast should be a fundamental discipline in the life of every Christian if it is that Christian's intent to be current and more importantly, relevant as it relates to the things of God and certainly the things of the spirit. True fasting is designed to advance you and provide you with breakthroughs that would not be achieved via normal prayer.

I can assure you this, show me a Christian that does not partake in the exercise of fasting and I will show you a confused, lost and misguided believer with little if any Godly manifestations in their life.

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing

Fasting will take your human spirit to another level

While others may have their issues with fasting, such as should fasting be a restriction of food and
water only or could one fast by suspending a certain pleasure that they enjoy and spend that time with God etc.

Well, my teachings are limited to the biblical way of fasting. If a person desires to consider a fast not watching television for a month as a fast etc, then that is between them and their God. However, biblical fasting is to deprive the flesh of its endless pleasures and cravings which literally weakens the flesh and at the same time detoxifying the body. From a biblical perspective this is done via the depriving of food and water or in some cases restrictions of certain foods. The human spirit as a result of fasting can now have direct communications with God uninterrupted by his flesh. In other words your spirit is now ruling your flesh and not your flesh ruling your spirit.

As a reminder, the real you is your SPIRIT and not your flesh. Your flesh is what makes you legal in the earth. The human spirit is literally trapped in his physical body which we also refer to as the flesh. Therefore, it will always be your human spirit that longs and desires with great hunger for intimacy with the Spirit of God, but as long as your spirit is trapped in your body there will always be some type or form of interruption or distraction or war between the two. This is why scripture says, " For the flesh lust against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would" Galatians 5:17

Therefore, fasting crucify your flesh or weakens it via the depriving of food and water so that the human spirit with out interference by its flesh can dominate its being so that it can commune directly with God his creator on a higher level.  This is why you would come across scriptures such as, "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" Matthew 26:40-43.

Fasting, should be viewed as a greater level of spiritual warfare, it is to access greater revelations from God to reveal the mysteries on earth. At the same time, fasting is a clear indicator that your spiritual battle is against a greater demonic power. Here is the proof, In Matthew 17, there was a man whose son was possessed by a demon. The man took his son to Jesus' disciples who failed to heal the boy. The man in his frustration took the boy to Jesus. Long story short Jesus healed the boy, after everyone left his disciples pulled him to the side and asked Jesus, why was it that they could not deliver the boy of the devil that possessed him.

Jesus answered and said, "this kind will only go out by prayer and fasting" Matthew 17:21. The word kind is defined as a different order, genus, species; breed; set. In other words this is not your regular demon, instead it is one of a greater power which in this case and other cases like it will require PRAYER AND FASTING!

As many of you may or may not know, the disciples did not fast while Jesus was on the earth here is the biblical proof, "And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast" Mark 2:18-19.

So the above passage of scripture is clearly revealing how Believers of Jesus Christ can be limited in power and ultimately subdued by the enemy if he or she neglects prayer and fasting as a part of their Christian discipline. Now contrary to popular opinion in this same chapter even the Pharisees understood a fast to be an exercise that at minimum dismissed food. Also in this same chapter. More importantly, in Mark 2:20, Jesus specifically said the following, "But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days".

The above verse dispels the notion or the belief of others that we are not required to fast. Again, the scripture said that when the bridegroom which is Jesus is gone, then the disciples not  might but "SHALL" fast!

Well, this concludes my teachings on fasting and it is my desire that you understood the importance of fasting and its protocols to operate correctly in it.

"My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee" Proverbs 3:1-2

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing