After being taught by the scripture the manner at which Jehovah want us to fast and channel our prayer, there come case study. This one is the which we always refer to whenever we are going into fasting and prayer.
"20 And they brought him to him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came to him? And he said, Of a child.
22 And often it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if you can do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
23 Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help you my unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying to him, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; so that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
29 And he said to them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting." Mark 9:20-29 (AKJV).
We understand here that certain matters does not need or requires fasting and prayer while some are mandatory for is to fast. The matter here was a spiritual matter that requires a spiritual attention, the one that want to exhibit authority over such spiritual power must be connected with the spiritual or say the supernatural. The disciples then were not endowed with the spiritual power yet but always working and walking with the man that has the unlimited endowment of the supernatural to rebuke and restore.
Jesus exclamation on this matter was that these people who will be able to do such thing must be endowed with the supernatural and if not they need to fast so has to have a connection with the supernatural. Jesus want us to always have our connection linked with Him always and that was why in the earlier verse of that scripture He rebuke His disciples for not being connected despite their relationship with Him.
Our fasting can only be effective when we have our link associated with God through Jesus Christ. Get connected brethren and your prayer link is faster than just your fasting. Amen.
If there be any disconnection with you and Jesus which as led to delay in the perfection of your fasting and prayer, it shall be reconnected in Jesus name. Amen. You Prayer shall not be delayed any longer in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen. I decree there shall be testimony in your prayer and fasting henceforth in Jesus name. Amen.
Good morning and remain blessed.
Prophet Johnson Oluwagbenga Adeniyi.