So we first have to humble ourselves and give over to Jesus confessing that without Jesus, we are not good in ourselves. That is called repentance. When we repent it when we stop and make a bout turn and go the opposite way. In the Bible the word repentance links up with the process a butterfly goes through from egg to adult. The process is called Metamorphosis. That is what happens to our lives when we give up trying to be a beautiful butterfly and let Jesus change us!
As one studies God’s Word’s, it sharpens the spiritual senses of discernment to single out men and women who had the ability to break and destroy the enemy and who could build a stronghold for the people to be secure. Although there were many, I have chosen Nehemiah, Ezra, Jesus, Paul as focal points. Other reformers have also been mentioned in the chapters dealing with God’s principles.
Then the Lord your God will bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers. And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, spoke on the day of Pentecost in a way no one has ever spoken before and set an example for us to follow. Here are some indications that it was the Spirit prompting him to speak on that eventful & historic day.
The main difference between personal fasting and God’s chosen fast is that when you fast it changes your personal wineskin to receive new wine. When you apply God’s chosen fast it is for others to benefit as the passage in Isaiah 58 reveals: “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?”