“When you pray “Deliver us from the Evil One,” the secret of victory is not your ability to pray, or your ability to fast, or even your act of surrender. The secret is a person: Jesus Christ. The secret is the Powerful One: Jesus Christ. “If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36, NKJV).
Perhaps you are fasting and praying for victory over an addiction. Fasting builds your self-discipline to give you spiritual strength, but taking hold of Christ’s power is the only thing that will transform you. When you take control of the outward person by fasting, you begin to give Christ control of the inner person for victory. Surrender your inner person to the Savior, and allow His Spirit to transform you and lead you to victory.”
Excerpt From: Elmer L. Towns. “Fasting with the Lord’s Prayer
Scripture Reading: Matthew 17:1-23
Memory Verse: “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free….Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed: (John 8:32,36, NKJV).