Fasting is the quantum leap that you need to break delays; it will be the abrupt interruption from stagnation to a life of fulfillment. Do you feel grounded and stagnated in your life and finances? Many years ago as I was on a trip to Nigeria via Paris I learned a tremendous lesson. I was in transit in Paris Charles De Gaulle expecting to get on my flight to take me to Lagos for a 5pm arrival. From there I would be met by a team and be led to the stadium to minister. This was early in my ministry and I was excited to be ministering to a large crowd in the National Stadium in Lagos.
For some unknown reason we were delayed in Paris for a couple of hours. Finally after boarding and taxiing away from the hangar, we left after three hours. As we were flying, I kept looking at the screen in front of me giving me the trajectory of our journey. The more I looked at it, the more flustered I became as it was now 5pm and I was no way near Lagos. I could not take it any more and I started walking in the plane. The air hostess kindly asked me to sit down. As I sat down I saw that screen again and the discontentment grew even more. Once again I got up and began pacing up and down the plane.
The same air hostess saw me and exasperatedly said in a very strong French accent, ‘Sir, are you frustrated?’
Right there it dawned on me: frustration is an indication that you are not in your place of destination. To eliminate frustration you have to be in your destiny. This is where fasting plays an important role.
The quantum leap
Fasting is the quantum leap that you need to break beyond delay, stagnation and shift you rapidly into your destiny.
The men and women in the Scriptures, as well as in history, that have experienced a quantum leap in destiny have been those who tapped into the power of fasting. A quantum leap is defined as:
- A sudden large increase or advance.
- In physics it is an abrupt transition of an electron, atom, or molecule from one quantum state to another.
Let us maximize the understanding of this truth from the Scriptures.
Daniel and his three Hebrew friends: Meshach, Shadrach and Abed Nego.
You remember that these four Jewish young men were brought to Babylon from Jerusalem in the first deportation. They purposed not to defile themselves with King Nebuchadnezzar’s meat – which was first offered to idols before they would have to eat it. So they went on a partial fast of just eating pulse and water to drink for the first ten days to prove to Melzar that they would be fine. After the satisfactory result they stayed on that partial fast for three years and what was the end result?
As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
Notice that after staying faithful to their fast, purpose and integrity, they were propelled forward. Their career had a quantum leap because they had ten times more wisdom than all the wise men, astrologers and magicians in the Babylonian kingdom . No one could compete with them! That’s the place you want to be! The place where no one is a match for you. I want to drive into your spirit man today that fasting will be the quantum leap – the thrust that your destiny needs. If you are tired of being overlooked and being left behind then it is time to fast before the Lord!
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