Esther 6:1-3

Fasting Releases God’s Supernatural

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Esther 6:1-3 during that night the king could not sleep so he gave an order to bring the book of records the chronicles and they were read before the king it was found written what Mordecai had reported concerning Bigthana and Teresh two of the king’s eunuchs who were doorkeepers that they had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus the King said what honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this you know today Jewish people around the world are celebrating the fast of Esther and this fast was proclaimed a little bit earlier the fast was back I believe in Chapter 4 of Esther but what had happened is Haman had determined to eradicate all the Jews from the land to kill them and of course Mordecai found out about it told Esther and Esther said I will go to the King and appeal Esther told Mordecai have all the Jewish people fast for 3 days here’s what I want you to see fasting releases supernatural things fasting is a natural thing fasting is simply abstaining from food that’s a natural thing to do but it released God’s supernatural favor in this case and what you see they fasted for 3 days and then a very interesting thing happened the King couldn’t sleep one night why couldn’t he sleep God was moving supernaturally upon the heart of the King and the king woke up reads the book of records that would probably put anybody to sleep but it didn’t put him to sleep instead he discovers something about Mordecai and he says I want to honor this man Mordecai has anything been done for him to bless him for what he did in saving my life many years ago no they said and then he determines the King determines to bless Mordecai a Jewish man so God was directing him I believe that was directly correlated with the fasting of the Jewish people so Haman the enemy of the Jews was eliminated and killed it was very dangerous to stand against the Jews and Israel Haman didn’t realize that he didn’t realize antisemitism is not a good idea standing against Jewish people doesn’t bode well with God so what we want to make sure that we understand is that fasting is a powerful powerful thing we can understand God will defeat enemies supernaturally through prayer and fasting that’s one of the most powerful things you can do if you find yourself in a life threatening situation or your business is failing or there’s difficulty in your marriage you find yourself in any difficult situation fasting is a very powerful tool what you do is abstain from food it quickens your spirit and it positions you for a breakthrough so do you have a difficult situation going on something confronting you right now I want to encourage you to consider fasting that’s what the Jewish people did here and I believe prayer and fasting was a key major key to breakthrough when the King just for no reason suddenly couldn’t sleep one night was reading through the record books runs across this event about Mordecai and decides he wants to bless and honor Mordecai and that was the beginning of the downfall of Haman today Jewish people around the world are celebrating the fast of Esther not a bad time to fast any day is a good day to fast I found that fasting just once a week is a good discipline in my own life just to make sure that my body and my flesh is not ruling me to make sure that it understands look we can go for a day without food and I told my body the very first day I ever fasted about 40 years ago my body was tormenting me you’re going to starve you’re going to die I literally told my body you be quiet or we’re going to fast again tomorrow and you know my body was quiet after that fasting is powerful key to breakthrough If you haven’t ever fasted in your life I encourage you learn about fasting seek the Lord it’s a powerful tool to use especially when you’re in a difficult situation so today as you go through your life as you go through your business the things that you have to do today remember love God with all your heart bless people around you make a difference in the lives of others

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