The fast that I have chosen.

     Isa:58:6: Is not this the fast that I have chosen?  to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
     
to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

This scripture shows purpose for ministry.  It is God's point of view.  He has set the ministry for perfection of his people, not appearance.  It is a work that must be worked for.  We must build an altar of sacrifice in order to approach God.
Prayer and fasting is never out dated.  Victory often comes in the midst of a fast.  It has been experienced the Lord gives greater power and answers to prayer in this time of dedication.

Jesus said
some go out only by prayer and fasting.

Fasting is a great tool in spiritual warfare.  It is  what Jesus spoke of when He said some go out only by prayer and fasting.  He spoke of the defeat of demon powers.  If we are serious about our ministry we must spend time in fasting as well as prayer.

Fasting was done in the Bible as going without food or water for a certain time.  The children of Israel fasted when they had sinned, and for God's forgiveness.


Psalms 35:12
They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.