I have been very aware of my own need and desire to walk in God’s Power. The more I see the evil around me, the more I realize how I need God… ALL OF HIM! It’s not enough to just live my life as a Christian, eating all the fruits and enjoying all the blessings made available to me and my family. I’m surrounded by desertland, I hold the Oasis of Life inside of me… how do I release the waters and let it flow all around me? Causing new life to sprout forth out of newly-saturated ground, that was fallow just yesterday.
After Jesus’ baptism, He went into the desert, full of the Holy Spirit, to fast and pray for 40 days. During this time of fasting, His Flesh was crucified, and His Spirit strengthened. By the time He came out of the desert, He came out full of the Power of the Holy Spirit. That was the start of His ministry of miracles and healings. He never needed to advertise His ministry, the Power of the Holy Spirit drew people to Him.
The supernatural is only accessible in the realm of the Spirit. When we operate in the flesh, we will not walk in the miraculous. That’s why Jesus, our ultimate example of Christian living, separated Himself unto God, the Father, for a time of prayer and fasting, allowing His Spirit to soar high above the realm of the natural. It is in the laying down and crucifying of our fleshly selves, that we can enter into the higher places with God.
Mahesh Chavda’s book, ‘The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting’, teaches us how to unlock the supernatural realm, as the Bride of Christ. Jesus has given us all authority to walk a life of miracles and healings, and to do all the works that He did, and more.
God has a huge plan for His Bride at this time, but He requires us to seek Him through fasting and prayer, so that He can release His Realm into our lives, in greater measure. With the measure we seek Him, we will find Him. With the measure we draw near, He will draw near.
Are we content with our walk, or do we long for more? He is calling us to a place of deep desire, where we are willing to tread in places we haven’t gone before. A place of desperation for Him… His Presence and Power, expectant to see Him work miracles through us in our generation.
1And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. 3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” 5And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8And Jesus answered him, “It is written,
“‘You shall worship the Lord your God,
and him only shall you serve.’”
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
to guard you,’
“‘On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
Jesus Begins His Ministry