Jesus Christ, as He roamed this earth as God, in the earthly form, showed us how He wanted us to live our lives. It is easier said than done, especially as human beings. This is why it is important to rely on our spiritual strength, rather than our own human strength. As Scripture says:
The heart is easily influenced by the human emotion and senses which can easily be manipulated by evil. It is when we fast and pray, the discipline that comes with doing such things, trains the human heart to break away from the influences of the world, and to rely on a Higher Force and Source, God, the Father of Creation (Devum, Yahweh, Jehovah) for its existence. This is why God says that the innermost thoughts and actions will be evaluated by the Lord, because the outside actions may not reflect the inner intentions of the soul within. This is why we must always be mindful of our own thoughts….because even God can pass judgement on those things. Fasting and praying, acknowledges the authority of God in one’s life, to the point of acknowledging that there is more to a soul’s life, that what we can see, hear, smell, taste, and touching, with the human eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin and mental emotions of the mind.This is what many of the servants of God, and the Prophets before us demonstrated with their own earthly lives; this is the life example that God, showed us through Jesus Christ, His Son.
Fasting and praying is disciplining the human mind, body, and soul to listen for the Holy Spirit, God, and Jesus Christ. Listening for their guidance in all, and to follow them unconditionally, unwavingly. It breaks the trance that evil wants to keep a soul in, to keep it from knowing God, or to break them away from God’s Path towards the Eternal Paradise that He has promised to all those who remain on the path. Because Satan, who was once Lucifer, can never experience being in the presence of God, the Father of Creation, he does not want anyone to ever have, what he can not. This has become his lifelong mission, in defiance to God, the Father of Creation. God does expect for us at times to go off of the path, however, He expects us to come back on, to which fasting and praying can help in aiding us to do.
Evil will try everything for someone that has dedicated their life to this path, to get them off of it. We must remember that. They will try guilt, insults, bearing false witness to things….but we must remember that through fasting and praying, and bearing the scars that evil and his minions inflict that we will be promised the Kingdom of God; and all injustice done to you will bow down to Jesus Chrsit, on His Return back to harvest the faithful to God’s Divine Laws of Love. Evil will try to say, “look out for yourself”. Evil will try to say, “you do not need to change for anyone; they should accept the good and the bad in you…”. Evil will play on words, to cause confusion. When you fast and pray, and testify to the testimony that God has given you, it defies all of this.
So make some time in your life to fast and pray on a regular basis….your soul depends on it.