“Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17.19-21
Minutes before this, a father asked the Lord Jesus to heal his son, because he had symptoms of bipolar disorder and would either fall into fire or water all the time, but the disciples could not heal him!
So the Lord Jesus asked them to bring Him the boy, He cast out the spirit and, instantaneously, a miracle happened.
The question is: “Why did Jesus speak to the apostles about FASTING, and not with the father and his son?”
The answer is simple: how can you demand a person that is troubled, bipolar and unwell to pay the price if we are talking about someone who cannot answer for themselves, whose mind is being dominated by Satan and is always living in another world?
This is why FASTING was essentially required for those with the responsibility and authority to deliver, heal and help, especially the souls of people that are suffering.
Therefore, lets think about all the good we, who serve God with or without a title and uniform, will be doing to ourselves and the multitude of people that are suffering and depend on us to put our faith in action to get them out of the devil’s claws in this FAST OF DANIEL!