Did you ever think that your stomach could be your God?
When it says eat, we eat.
When we are full, and king stomach tells us to keep eating because it is really good, we keep eating.
When king stomach says to eat or drink something even though we know it is bad for us, we do it anyway.
However, fasting helps us dethrone king stomach and put God on the throne.
Consider for just a moment how our stomachs have affected the human race.
Eve ate fruit from the forbidden tree.
Genesis. 3:6 NLT She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.
One meal, and everything changed. They ended up hiding from God, and then He had to remove them from the garden so that they would not be stuck in their sin. It was for their benefit.
God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and one of the reasons was king stomach.
Ezekiel 16:49 NLT Sodom’s sins were pride, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door. 50 She was proud and committed detestable sins, so I wiped her out, as you have seen.
Notice there was no giving (poor and needy), no praying (laziness), the guilt of gluttony (no fasting).
God totally destroyed the city.
Esau was the firstborn and carried the birthright of the firstborn male child. The birthright brought with it a father’s blessing and special privileges. The firstborn would also get a double portion of all of his father’s estate. It was not to be taken lightly.
Esau was a hunter, and after a certain hunt, he returned home having no success, and he was hungry. His brother Jacob had made a simple meal of red lentils and bread. Esau insisted that he was famished and begged Jacob for the meal. Jacob agreed to give it to him in exchange for his birthright. Esau sold his coveted birthright because of his allegiance to king stomach.
The Israelites were not happy with the manna that God provided, and they griped and complained about not having meat, so God sent them quail. Then they ate so much that many got sick and died.
What garden of Eden are you being driven out of because of your appetite?
Is your health being completely destroyed because of gluttony?
Are you exchanging blessings to please king stomach?
Are you experiencing sickness, inflammation, and anxiety because of king stomach?
Are you wandering in the wilderness and not walking in the promised land of health because you are griping and complaining and gorging yourself on food?
1 Corinthians 6: 19 NLT Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?
Our body is the temple of God. It is where he lives.
I can give up food because God is in me, and greater is He that is in me than king stomach.
Satan has come to steal, kill, and destroy, and he is doing that through our stomach and our appetites.
When we first started doing the Daniel Fast, we did it for 21 days.
I thought I was going to die. But as I restricted food in my diet and spent more time with God, praying and reading God’s word, I saw breakthroughs in my life and prayers answered.
Over the years, my faith has grown, and I have seen God do some amazing things, and I know a lot of it is because of praying and fasting.
The Bible says something’s you will only know through prayer and fasting.
God will give you wisdom and revelation at another level, and you get rid of toxins in your physical body and make room for the Holy Spirit.
You will have the power and faith to do the supernatural because you are building up your inner man and killing the flesh.
Let’s fast and kill king stomach. Let’s take back our health, blessing, and all the things that have been stolen, and get in the promised land.