Isaiah 58 lists 12 specific benefits of the fast “the Lord has chosen:”
Healing and wholeness
The presence of the shekinah glory of God
Work that endures
Raising up of future generations
Preparing for an Increase in Authority
He has called us to fast and pray, and then to obey.
At that point, He can release apostolic anointing into our lives, our churches,
and our ministry in the world. With this anointing, our ministry will not be apologetic,
halfhearted or apathetic. It will not be laced with fear, doubt, or unbelief. It will be prophetic
and apostolic, fitted with a double-edged sharpness that comes only through the Holy Spirit.