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Your War is in the heavenlies

Daniel 10:12-13 KJV

Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

Daniel was in Babylonian captivity during this time; he served the king with loyalty and ability. Despite his captivity, he remained loyal to the God of Israel. Daniel decided to inquire of the Lord on behalf of his people via prayer & fasting.

 Three Full Weeks:

Daniel 10:2-3 AMP In those days, I, Daniel, had been mourning for three entire weeks. I ate no tasty food, nor did any meat or wine enter my mouth, and I did not anoint (refresh, groom) myself at all for the entire three weeks.

Daniel had seen A vision that involved his people for A latter time. He had A made-up mind, and he was determined to inquire of the Lord and seek understanding on behalf of his people. A messenger of God was sent the first day that Daniel set his heart to understand and fast before GOD. However, the angel-faced opposition and delay. Notice the angel told Daniel, “He came because of his words” never underestimate the power of prayer. 

Demonic opposition – Daniel was told about the opposition the Angel faced for 21 days the Angel was battling with the Prince of Persia. There was A satanic delay assigned over the answer to Daniel’s prayer. This shows us how Satan works to thwart/overthrow our prayers and the answers to our prayers.

Satan’s goal is to hinder Christians from breaking through in prayer, which will advance the kingdom of God. He will attempt to hinder, impede, block, obstruct and restrain us. The kingdom of darkness focuses most of its activity on hindering/delaying the saints of God.

Spurgeon wrote, “Since the first hour in which goodness came into conflict with evil, it has never ceased to be true in spiritual experience, that Satan hinders us. From all points of the compass, all along the line of battle, in the vanguard and in the rear, at the dawn of day and in the midnight hour, Satan hinders us. If we toil in the field, he seeks to break the ploughshare; if we build the wall, he labors to cast down the stones; if we would serve God in suffering or in conflict–everywhere, Satan hinders us.”

This explains the need for our faith to be strong and grounded; it also shows why we need fervency in prayer. If Daniel had given up on day 15, he wouldn’t have received his answer. It was possibly the fervent prayers of Daniel that sent reinforcement for the Angel.

From this chapter in the Book of Daniel, we learn a lot about the unseen battle we face daily. Our struggle is never against flesh and blood;(Eph 6:12); we are in A constant struggle with spiritual beings. 

We wrestle against:

Principalities: (The principal, chief magistrate)

Powers: (“exousia” meaning one who possesses authority or influence)

Rulers of the darkness of this age: (kosmokrator, Rulers of the present world order which includes the worldly affairs of mankind)

Spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places: epouranios”, also translated as “heavenly places,” refers to the sphere of activity or existence above, in contrast to that of the earth.

 Spirit of Delay:

Most delays are caused because Satan works to hinder us. Satan will continue to hinder things in our lives until we gird up and take back everything he has stolen from us. The apostle Paul was hindered as he tried to reach the brethren in Thessalonica.

 1 Thessalonians 2:17-18 AMP

But since we were taken away from you, believers, for a little while—in person, but not in heart—we endeavored, with great longing to see you face to face. For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again and again [wanted to come], but Satan hindered us.

Opposition from human vessels:

Satan will use willing human vessels (satanic agents) to oppose the work of God. When Ezra and Nehemiah began to work, Sanballat and Tobiah were stirred up to hinder them. Despite the satanic opposition, the people still had A heart to work.

In this hour, we will need A heart that is willing to stand and seek understanding from GOD to continue to do the work in which God has called us to do. When Nehemiah was opposed, he continued praying to GOD, while Daniel was fasting, he was persistent in prayer; these men both had A made-up mind/heart. Although the Apostle Paul faced satanic opposition, he finished the course. He completed everything GOD called him to do; he also had A made-up mind. 

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good and worthy and noble fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith [firmly guarding the gospel against error]. 

In closing, now it’s time to gird up for war; use your spiritual weapons and the authority you have through Jesus Christ to stand up against the satanic host that’s warring against your prayers, blessings, breakthroughs, and restorations. 

The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy, but Jesus came to give us an abundant life; our life should be full and overflowing. (John 10:10 AMP) God calls us to stay in persistent prayer and fasting to break the spiritual forces of delay, hindrance, and stagnation. Most of all, remember your war is in the heavenlies heavenly host are working against us night and day. Let us not forget we have the victory through Jesus to win this spiritual war. God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ; we are called to lay hold the promises of God. 

 How to overcome satanic opposition/delay:

 1. Remain steadfast1 Corinthians 15:58 AMP, Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing more than is needed], being continually aware that your labor [even to the point of exhaustion] in the Lord is not futile nor wasted [it is never without purpose].

 2. Remain Fervent in Prayer & Fasting: James 5:16 AMP

   Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].

3. Fear not and fight:  Nehemiah 4:14 AMP

When I saw their fear, I stood and said to the nobles and officials and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them[confidently] remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and [with courage from Him] fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and for your homes.”

My prayer for you all: 

Ask God to teach your hands to war and your fingers to fight: 

Psalms 144:1 Blessed be the Lord, my Rock and my great strength, Who trains my hands for war And my fingers for battle;’

Submit to God, yield to his Spirit, and Obey him: 

James 4:7 

Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 

Pray for A sober mind, Pray for discernment and wisdom from God: 

1 Peter 5:8-9

‘Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. But resist him, be firm in your faith [against his attack—rooted, established, immovable], knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being experienced by your brothers and sisters throughout the world. [You do not suffer alone.] ‘

May God keep and bless you all!

~Tanicia~

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The Air War and the Ground War 

Star Wars

How Satan stops our prayers – Combat in the Heavenly Realms

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The Fast that Pleases God

Isaiah 58:5Is a fast such as this what I have chosen, a day for a man to humble himself [with sorrow in his soul]? Is it only to bow down his head like a reed And to make sackcloth and ashes as a bed [pretending to have a repentant heart]? Do you call this a fast and a day pleasing to the Lord? ‘

As born-again believers, fasting is essential to our spiritual lives. Fasting is beneficial; rather, it is a full or partial fast; the key is setting your heart/face to seek God. There are certain types of fasts, but as we seek God, we want to embark on a fast that is pleasing to the Lord. As stated in the above scripture, there is such A fast that is pleasing to the Lord. God has given us his key to effective fasting; let us read Isaiah 58 to understand the proper fast in which the Lord delights.

What is fasting?Fasting is the discipline or practice of abstaining from or eating very little food for biblical reasons. The KJV translates Strong’s H6684 in the following manner: root; to cover over (the mouth) In short, fasting is the act of refraining from or not eating very little food; during A fast, the goal is to place A cover over the mouth.

Always approach fasting with humility. Fasting must be genuine and not religious or hypocritical. God wants us to do all things with the correct motives, including fasting. During your fast, it should be A time of examining your heart and repenting.

Types of fast: As we notice, fasting is to abstain from food; several people may fast from: TV, the internet, social media, etc. to abstain from these things aren’t bad. However, to fast biblically means to abstain from food.

  • Full Fasts: Complete fast with or without drinks and completely no food.
  • Partial Fasts: Abstaining from food for A certain amount of time. A partial fast can include some food such as vegetables and can be done for long lengths.

Why should we fast? Fasting draws us near to God. God is not interested in our outward show; instead, he looks at our hearts. When we draw nigh to God, he will draw near to us James 4:8 There are several biblical reasons for fasting, some reasons are in Isaiah 58:

To undo the bonds of wickedness: God wants to break/lose the band (fetter) of wickedness & iniquity in our lives. Are you or someone you know bound by sin? Scripture tells us that when we are bound by sin, we are servants and slaves to sin John 8:34. Romans 6:16 rather its pornography, masturbation, alcoholism, adultery, lying, fornication, or any besetting sin, GOD wants to set you free. You may need to incorporate fasting with your prayers for your complete breakthrough and revival.

To undo the heavy burdens: God wants to remove and violently shake/tear off the heavy yokes/bands of burdens weighing us down. A burden is something that is carried. Such as A load. A burden can be: False responsibilities; burdens are typically something oppressive and worrisome A heavy burden of guilt, A financial burden, or simply us trying to bear the load for someone. Let us read what Jesus says about these burdens:

  • Matthew 11:29-30 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

To let the oppressed go free and break apart every enslaving yoke: Fasting will set those free who are oppressed, bruised, broken, and discouraged in their spirits. The spirit of oppression is like that of A broken vessel; it weighs you down in your body and mind. If you’re feeling: sad, anxiety, moodiness, hopelessness, or any suicidal tendencies, you’re dealing with A spirit of oppression (depression). Scripture tells us to put on the garment of praise in exchange for this spirit. As you begin to praise the Lord, oppression will begin to lift. When you add fasting and prayer, you will have the anointing to destroy every yoke of oppression.

Results of A Godly fast: Isaiah 58:8-12

  • Fasting can cause your light to spring forth. The Holy Spirit provides illumination; we need this illumination to make all things clear. When the light of Christ comes forth, darkness must flee.
  • Fasting brings good health and wholeness quickly; it can break the power of sickness and infirmity.
  • Our righteousness will go before us, leading us to peace and prosperity.
  • Fasting releases God’s Glory and protection; the Glory of the Lord will be our rereward. God’s Glory will cover us as A defense.
  • Fasting can result in answered prayer when we call; the Lord will answer, if we cry, he will say, “hear I am.” Once we take away from our midst, the yoke of oppression we place on others, the finger (accusing others), and the tongue that speaks evil. Examine your heart!
  • When we offer ourselves to assist the hungry (spiritually and physically) and satisfy the afflicted (distressed, tormented), our light will rise in the darkness. Our gloom will become like the noonday. When we become selfless servants in God’s kingdom, all of these things will be added unto us because we are seeking his kingdom first.

Isaiah 58:11-12 And the Lord will continually guide you, And satisfy your soul in scorched and dry places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. And your people will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up and restore the age-old foundations [of buildings that have been laid waste]; You will be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. ‘

There are many benefits and breakthroughs when we incorporate fasting with our prayers. Prayer and fasting help us to clear the obstacles to our faith and faith-filled actions. It has been said that fasting is “super-charged prayer.” The flesh has primary needs or desires for food. Our need for food is dominant. Quoted from book

These natural desires are valid but can quickly become too intense (A snare, lust, inordinate, or gluttony), dominating us. Fasting is A way to assert control over the flesh where it counts. Fasting, coupled with prayer, is one of the most powerful weapons to your breakthrough. To overcome those besetting sins or draw near God, I encourage you to fast and pray for breakthrough.

I’ve written A sample prayer for when you begin your fast. God is waiting to hear from us. Seek God while there is still time and allow the Holy Spirit to lead you into the fast that pleases GOD.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for your chosen fast according to your word in ISA 58. Father, I enter into this fast seeking your Divine intervention seeking you wholeheartedly to know your will for my life. I am praying and fasting this day for (whatever you’re fasting for) Father; I pray that you will give me A broken heart over my sins. Remove every desire to do my own will or my pleasures during this time of fasting. I ask that you give me A heart of fasting, not one that is fasting to be seen of men but YOU.

I come before you to humble myself with sorrow in my soul. Father, I pray that every band of wickedness will be loosed, all heavy burdens will be undone, and that you break every yoke in my life in Jesus’s name. Father set people Free who are oppressed by heavy burdens and those who are troubled mentally or physically (anxiety).

Lord, fill me with your unselfish love, teach me how to love you with my whole heart, and love others unselfishly. Help me seek the best for others during this time of fasting lead me to those who cannot help themselves both physically and spiritually. Lord, help me be available to my own family’s needs and help the poor and needy as led by your Spirit. Father, I seal these prayers in the blood of Jesus, believing that these words will not return void according to your word. Thank you, father, in advance for your answered prayers, and I believe it is done in Jesus’s name AMEN!

Make your petition and request known to God. What are you seeking and believing God for according to his word/will? 2nd Chronicles 7:14

God Bless!

~Tanicia

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Bible Study: “How To Fast Successfully” Derek Prince https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqzZlpL5-YI