A minister of the word has advised believers to fast in order to gain favor with the Lord almighty. Minister Daniel Chana is a man of God who worships with the Action Chapel International branch in Takoradi called the Grace Chapel.
In his sermon yesterday, January 22, he highlighted some key things a true Christian must possess before inheriting favour from God. Talking on the theme, Called by the Lord (Genesis 12:1)
To him, the sure way to get favour from God is through fasting because that is what Esther did to get it from God.
Explaining how one can be increased through fasting, he used Jesus Christ as an example and said, “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.” (Luke 2: 52) So in 2023, there shall be storms, but it will be well with those who walk in faith through fasting.
He then cautioned Christians to be separated from the flesh in order to inherit the blessings of God. “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, “Get thee out of thy kindred and from thy country, and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you,” he said in the Christian scripture book.
To him, “How you respond to the call of the Lord determines how you walk with the Lord.” One must be separated from his father’s house, and in doing so, one must be separated from one’s flesh.
He questions believers about how we die. So to die, one must suffer and lose something, one must lose certain friends, one must also sacrifice the flesh. To Minister Chana, In the kingdom business, we die to reach our destination.
Also, one needs to respond with faith because, without faith, one cannot experience the Overflow. Faith gives patience. God has his own way of attracting our desires.
“Who will you trust this year?, he said. Your trust should always be in God. If you put your faith in man, you will experience a lot of disappointment and discouragement.
He cautioned believers that faith without obedience is FAKE. Abram obeyed God, and he was lifted. His name was changed. He gained God’s favor. God wants to deal with you alone. He wants you to be separated from the world. Obedience is learned.