Jesus Did It!
By: Norm Rasmussen
During my very first fast – three days into it – at work I went to my car during my lunch hour to pray, praise and read the Word. I was experiencing intense withdrawals (expulsion of poisons from my body), and really didn’t understand the magnitude of what was happening physiologically. Mentally and spiritually I understood. Described in one word?: INTENSE!
I lost track of time then suddenly realized I needed to get out of my car and get back to work. Car lock clickers had not been invented yet to my knowledge, and to lock my car, I either had to use a key or push the lock button down. I opted to push the lock button down on the driver door. BUT – it wouldn’t go down. (It had never done this before).
I shoved on it and shoved on it, yet it wouldn’t go down to the lock position. I went from getting frustrated to angry in mere seconds! “God – I’m going to be late for work. Please help me here!”
Then I looked on the car seat on the passenger side. There were my car keys. Had the door locked, I would have locked my keys in the car!
I reached in, picked up the keys and stuck them in my pocket. I then shoved down on the door lock latch again and surprise – surprise … it went down easily and the car was locked!
I then looked up into the sky - sheepishly - and said out loud, “Oh Lord – thank you SOOOOOOO much!”
Talk about being given a sign from God that He knew how much I was struggling on that fast! Of all the things God has done for me during my times of struggles while fasting … that little victory I treasure probably the most. God reminds me of it frequently when I’m on a fast and I start listening to the demon/s who keeps trying to get me to believe that my fasting is nothing more than self-abuse, and God isn’t going to honor it, so it’s a total waste of effort and purpose.
Here’s an excellent website to help educate yourself on WISE fasting. You can traumatize yourself fasting UNWISELY, and make an oath to yourself “that I’m NEVER going to fast again!” Satan loves seeing that happen to Christians. Don’t let that happen to you: http://www.freedomyou.com/
Here's some writings I've done on fasting for anyone who may be interested:
For those of you who have testimonies of breakthrough from God through fasting, PLEASE send us your Jesus glorifying testimonies to publish as encouragement for others. Fasting is a powerful weapon God has given us to move Him to bring victory over our struggles, and most Christians don't fast simply because they are like me ... they are addicted to food and don't want to admit that to themselves. And/or - they fasted once or twice in times past and didn't have the proper knowledge nor wisdom to know what was going on regarding withdrawals (detoxing of poisons), and the pain was so intense of going through those withdrawls that they told themselves: "Never again!" If I've learned anything about spiritual warfare, Satan doesn't mind how much a Christian prays. What makes him really nervous is when a Christian employes the weapon of fasting with prayer. He KNOWS odds increase greatly that the added fasting will move God to act on our behalf like little else will.
I've never experienced an "unsuccessful" fast, by the way, and I know there will never be one in the future. (The benefits alone of purging toxins from the body can never be fully measured). I've just learned that God doesn't always grant me what I would like to receive from Him in my timeframe, but unless I fast, I may never KNOW what He's willing to do for me either ... nor do for others I'm praying and believing breakthrough for.
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