iPray – 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 18 – Thursday

As we come to the final few days of iPray I want to challenge you not to forget after the fast what God said to you or accomplished in you during the fast.

Prayer and fasting are NOT an end unto themselves they are tools of “preparation” to produce IN you and THROUGH you the will of God.  The end result of prayer and fasting is that the Kingdom of God comes and the will of God is done as it relates to your life and ministry.  Remember; prayer and fasting does not change God, it changes us.

Ask yourself this question, “What do I need to do after iPray to continue what God has started in my life during iPray.  That will be different for each one of us.

In every instance of prayer and fasting in the Bible there was “fruit” that followed.  Fruit always follows a season of prayer and fasting.

Fruit in this context means there was definitive action and tangible demonstration that resulted after a season of prayer and fasting.  Generally speaking ministry and miracles followed.  The lives of the people of God were marked with power and purpose. The last line of the Lord’s Prayer, sometimes called the Model Prayer, would be an appropriate way of expressing the results: “For Thine is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory.”

The result of prayer and fasting is declaration and demonstration of His Kingdom, His power, and His glory in the church corporately and in our lives individually.

Let Him who has been doing a “good work” in you during iPray continue that work after iPray.  Amen!

Blessings,

Bishop Corder

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