Faith And Fasting
By David R. Smith
In any realm of our lives victory is effected by faith; faith overcomes; without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith and fasting go together. We cannot minister the gift of faith, or have a superabundance of faith if our lives are undisciplined. The undisciplined man cannot keep priceless gifts; the treasure leaks away.
I rejoice at the picture of Jesus returning to Galilee “in the power of the Spirit.” I can visualize complete mastery over all evil in these words. But did not Jesus say that His disciples could have authority over evil, too? “Lo, I give you power over all the power of the enemy” (Luke 10:19).
Were these His words? Did He mean them? Have you got this authority? Jesus fasted often and spent hours in prayer. Fasting is the key to the unleashing of faith and the overcoming of satanic powers.