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The Bible doesn't tell us simply to pray, it tells us to fast and pray.
The Bible doesn't tell us simply to pray, it tells us to fast and pray. (Lightstock )

There Is a Reward to Fasting

In 2011, during our annual 40 days of prayer and fasting, I began having terrible nightmares of death that made modern-day horror films look like children's play. I would wake up with a clear sense of death around me, and it would not lift.

One night, I woke up again with a strong feeling of death and began feeling desperate. I decided to go to our church's prayer chapel and stay there until I was free of it. As I prayed, the Lord spoke clearly to my heart, saying, "This battle is about life."

It was a powerful word to my heart. I messaged my husband and shared what the Lord had spoken to me. As I was texting, he was emailing me a message he had received from one of our intercessors. The intercessor had emailed him the details of a dream she had the night before.

"I saw all the dead bodies," she wrote. "You and Jen were arranging them in such a way that the life of God was being poured into their mouths. They were resurrecting!"

That same year, we were miraculously given a second church campus. It was a five-acre parcel of land with a church sanctuary, a sports field and a gymnasium that belonged to a church whose ministry had died. The pastor decided we were the church that should have it. We received the campus, remodeled it in cash and then turned it into a place of life and healing. This was what the dream was all about. We were given a corporate breakthrough in response to our fasting and prayers.

Pastor Sunday Adelaja from the Ukraine shares a similar experience. He led his people to fast and pray up to three weeks at a time because they needed the power of God to overcome persecution they faced from their government. As a result of their fasting and prayers, the Ukraine government gave them land to build a church—something unheard of in their country.

Recognize that it is one thing to fast for a personal breakthrough but another thing to fast for a corporate breakthrough. A corporate breakthrough is one that is needed by many people at one time. For example, the Israelites needed a corporate breakthrough from the bondage of Egypt. Today, whole cities, regions and nations need a corporate breakthrough from different kinds of demonic enslavement.

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