Day Eight: Fasting Update – “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?” (Isaiah 58:6)
Reward #1: To loose the bands of wickedness…
Bands are things that hold you back. Hebrews 12:1 says, “Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…”
We've all known believers who know the Lord yet do not seem to live a victorious life. They seem to be held back and nothing seems to work for them. They may be held back by bands of wickedness of their own doing–self-sabotaging habits and addictions that keep tripping them up.
Only prayer and fasting can loose these bands so they can go forward in the things of God.
Are there bands of wickedness in your life the Lord is seeking to loose you from in this fast? Let Him. “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).