Fasting and prayer, or meditation, is a way to open your spiritual eyes! One thing not known is that this could be used for good or evil!!
Amplified Version: ... For we have become a spectacle to the world [a show in the world’s theater] with both men and angels [as spectators].
New King James Version: ... for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.
Are your Spiritual Eyes Already Opened?
Have you ever felt like someone was watching you or feel like someone is there with you when your clearly alone? Well..that's because usually there is. Sometimes we see, hear, or may just feel a presence.
During these occurrences, our spiritual senses are more aware. Most of the time we just shrug it off. But, one goal of Satan is to keep us from knowing that these thing are real.The biggest trick is to keep us from knowing the truth about what we are seeing through our spiritual eyes.
To see the spiritual battle going on around us. He doesn't want us to see the angels battling for us, and the demons who are on a mission to destroy, and deceive us into thinking these things we are seeing or hearing are just illusion, or hallucinations. Satan don't want us to see how they are affecting us and our families. What enemy doesn't use fog screens and sneak attacks? Sometimes we are afraid to see, and if we did see something, who would we feel we could talk to without feeling crazy? And of course He doesn't want us to feel like we can talk about it, we might confirm each others sanity. Satan does not want us to see, because then we truly believe, and begin to learn, grow, strategize and defeat.
Who is Carrying You In The Spiritual Realm
You choose Who takes you there. Kind of like getting to a destination on an airplane, Who is your carrier? Fasting, praying, and meditating are big keys to connect to the spiritual realm, more than we could ever imagine.
Fasting, praying and meditating, upon The Word of God, are far too neglected in our days. Many of us do not know how to fast,pray, and meditate properly, and we forget that the doing these things are a priority. Jesus Christ gave us authority over these demons. When Jesus told His disciples to cast out demons,the disciples came to Him wondering why they were attacked. Jesus told them "These do not come out except through prayer and fasting in My Name." This is why fasting, praying, and meditating, and knowing how to do utilize these tools correctly are very important.
Fasting, Praying, And Meditating without Jesus Christ is Dangerous
How To Understand Fasting
Now, as we mentioned earlier, you decide Who takes you there. Who is your "carrier"? Jesus Christ shows us how to fast the correct way.
Fasting can be difficult, and is often a time when Satan will try to sidetrack us because Satan knows how important fasting is. We are given examples of this in the Bible when Jesus was fasting and praying before the Crucifixion, in the Garden of Gethsemane. Satan came to Jesus and tried to tempt Jesus. So here we see that fasting is a time when Satan tries to find vulnerability in us. Satan tries to tempt Jesus into turning a stone into a buttered loaf of bread. When fasting , especially for forty days, a buttered loaf of bread sounds awesome. Satan still tries this trick today. It can be hard for us not to fall into this temptation. We can sometimes even hear the whisper in our ears." Why would Our Father want us to starve ourselves, what's wrong with eating?" Jesus Christ would not tell us to go without anything, unless there was an absolutely important reason to. That reason being the level of spiritual alertness and we reach by doing so.
There is also a way in which Satan uses fasting.This comes most of the time from the use of drugs, especially highly potent ones such as crystal meth,"crack", cocaine and heroin, that keep you awake, from resting properly, or put you in a different kind of sleep. Most drugs cause one to not eat normally. This is the way in which Satan offers to us, his twisted and perverted way of fasting. This is why so many who have or do use report seeing,hearing and smelling things that someone else may not, and this also explains why people have these occurrences happening to sober people as well. When a fast is performed, regardless of our carrier, we open ourselves to the spiritual realm. These things people are seeing, hearing and smelling ARE REAL!!!
Satan of course loves it when this is not realized because then people seem crazy, They are pushed away from those who love them, and made to feel alone because no one understands and they become vulnerable targets to destroy and are truly being attacked. After a while, they stop trying to tell any one, and their hearts try to close, because no one seems to understand and believe them, and they can eventually become numb. Sometimes even talking to these demons even begin to give them a type of comfort, when it seems no one else will listen.
This is why understanding fasting is important, too many do not know of the spiritual realm. We forget or do not know that in this spiritual realm is where we see Holy Angels, know when a battle is coming, and fight together with Jesus Christ Himself.
Satan is a copycat. As in a mirror, everything is backwards. And not the way it really is, in Truth.
Note: Anything and everything that comes from Our Father, Satan also will use. Let us give you an example, such as Love. There is real, true , honest Love. That, of course, comes from Our Father. Then on the other hand there is obsession and lust which is the twisted perversion of Love. There is the Truth. On the other hand there is white lies, half truth, the "grey area",and all sorts of supposed and assumed truths, but still only one absolute Truth.