So why do this? Why separate yourself into a discomfort zone? Why go to such trouble? Why weaken your flesh with fasting, and leave all the comforts of home?
Because it opens portals of the Spirit dimension. There are certain things that do that when the vale of the flesh is weakened.
As I’ve opened my Bible…here today…the Spirit took me to John the Baptist. Luke 1:15 says: “…; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost even from the womb of his mother.”
How? How is that possible? But that is the key to the power to change hearts. It goes on to say, “he will turn many”. In verse 17 > “in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts…” The power to turn hearts! The Holy Spirit!
This Gideon army I see will have power because they are filled with the Holy Spirit. It is what the Gospel teaches even from the very beginning of our Lord’s ministry, even starting before his birth, with John, the forerunner of Christ. He was filled with the Holy Spirit even before birth! And he lived in the discomfort zones of the deserts.
“And the little child continued to grow and waxed strong in spirit; and was in the deserts until the day of his showing unto Israel.” Luke 1:80
I am here seeking God in this way because I know I need more of the Holy Spirit. In this darkness rushing in, there must still be great light. Modern church has forgotten. They have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof. They deny the Holy Spirit! They that hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled. The hunger in my flesh is nothing compared to the hunger in my spirit this day. I have set this time apart for a fresh filling, if God will bless me so.