Fasting is a way that we humble ourselves before the Lord.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5 NIV)
Jesus tells us plainly that apart from Him, we can do nothing. Zero. We’ve got nothing on our own. But if we remain in Him, and Him in us, we will bear much fruit. We can verbally acknowledge these truths all day long, and I think it’s important for us to do that.
But fasting takes it a step further. Fasting puts action behind the words. When you fast, you’re effectively saying to God, “God, I cannot do this on my own. I need You to show up and bless my efforts. Apart from you, I can do nothing.”
When we first came out with Speaking in Tongues, we did everything we possibly could to get Amazon reviews. I’ll go into more detail about how to get Amazon reviews in a later chapter. Using those “natural” techniques, we got our review/rating count up to 38 on Amazon. Not too bad.
Even though the techniques were natural, we still would not have gotten those 38 without God’s blessing. Without God’s blessing, you will get zero. Nothing. Always remember and acknowledge that. God often works through natural means, but it’s still God working. The neat thing is that God also works through supernatural means. In July of 2020, we were getting ready to launch The Jericho Fast, something amazing happened…
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