By: Denise N. Fyffe
Copyright © 2015, Denise N. Fyffe
I am at the point in my fast, where this challenge is proving to be just that, a challenge. Its been many days and nights since I started my journey and Lord knows I have not done so perfectly. There has been some wilfulness, some weakness and some imperfections. 40 days is a long time to be subjected to any specific food regimen.
The first week was easy. I know I had the full grace and intervention of God to go without food for 24 hours at a time. I ate once a day and was never really hungry in between. I felt good, confident and was singing along like heaven was at my doorstep. It probably was, because that first week was a breeze.
How many more days? 33? Where is the dry crackers? Lord, can I just drink a few more gallons of water. I am sure I flushed my system daily, because I consumed more water in the first three weeks, than I ever have in my entire life. The water tasted good and refreshing and controlled any maleficient hunger and thirst pangs.
My coworker came back from vacation with a bag of chocolate. Oh no! 😦 the devil is a liar. I was salivating more than a polar bear in spring, after a long winter. I promised to never touch em, until October morning. Oops, I have no more left. Man, I bargained with God like a Macy’s sales man and had a bite here and there with my one meal. My Endorphins need to repent. 😦
I am figuratively on my knees. This is a rough process. I am hungry and last weekend, its like I didn’t recognize the imp who had that bun in the morning and the cup of soup for breakfast the next morning. Denise had a strong conversation with Denise. She said, “Don’t worry, you will have soup every day for the next week.” 😦 No say it aint so.
So I had soup for lunch. Hm, I thought I would win this. Nope I sat for an hour seeing how my body felt and knew I would be starving in a few. Bad Denise bought snacks to off set this. Chips (salty I must say) and drink (sweet). 😦 Denise 1 – Denise 0. When I eventually had the drink, it was too sweet. I did the unthinkable – well for me anyway – I diluted the drink. Holy God in Heaven. 🙂 Denise 1 – Denise 1.
During this fast, I have prayed a lot. Consistently. There have been a few people on my list who God wants delivered from their prisons. These people have demonic assassins that want them dead. Some are barely floating, while others are trying to swim on their own. Then there is one, who is simply relying on God to save her life.
The enemy sent his agents to try to assault me. One night after praying for my sick friend, a (familiar spirit) demon disguising as my mother, showed up at my bedside. I was asleep but was allowed to see his feet in a vision. Denise was not taking any prisoners that night. I worshiped and praised God, said scriptures, bind and cast out and then I went off into the spirit.
It was full on warfare at 1:00 to 3:00 a.m. in the morning. God took me to both my churches and he showed me the enemy. It is important to note that you have control over your own body and spirit. So I managed to do my warfare quietly, but effectively. I relied on the Holy Spirit to show me many things and take me to these places. This was not the first He has done this, but now I knew what it was and allowed Him to use me as He saw fit.
Let’s just say, “All witches, warlocks, atheist, serpents, monkeys and other demonic presence are set on notice by God, Jehovah.”
I am proud of the fact that God has taken me through 28 days of fasting. I restarted my journey with fasting couple years ago. You will note in my posts that I have done no Facebook, no shows, no TV, no BBM, no twitter etc. for a few weeks or even a month. I even just completed the No Shows summer fast. Thank God.This is where that journey has lead me.
I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me.-Philippians 4:13
And so can you…be encouraged.