* Fasting together with prayer can break the yoke of bondage and bring about a release of God's presence, power and provision.
* Fasting will make us humble, we will discover more time to pray and seek God's face, and as the Holy Spirit leads you to recognize and repent of un-confessed sin, you will experience God's blessings.
* Fasting will strengthen us spiritually and also keep us healthy in the Lord!
* Fasting is an important key to getting the victory over difficult situations that do not seem to respond to normal prayer.
* Fasting builds our faith. Fasting also makes it easier for us to hear the voice of the God.
* Fasting humbles us, brings clarity of thought and takes away every trace of bitterness. Fasting is the only thing that can destroy sin.
* Whatever breakthrough we need, will come when we fast and pray.
* Fasting can break the bonds of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens and bring healing.
* Fasting frees the oppressed and the depressed. It breaks every yoke. We as people are yoked to bad habits in this world, and fasting can break those yokes so we can be free to enter into the kingdom of God.
*Fasting will help us prepare ourselves to receive a new anointing.
* Fasting makes it possible for us not only to give "spiritual bread" to those that are hungry, but also releases our finances so that we can give "natural bread" to the poor and needy.
* Fasting brings humility. If we humble ourselves then pride will go and the barrier of sins with it.
* Fasting sets our hearts right. Through fasting, God wants our weaknesses (unforgiveness, pride, rebellion, false attitude etc.) to go, which are the big things that can take us away from God.
We must ensure that our motive for fasting is pure. Jesus said, “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:16–18 (NIV)