There is a clear difference between being filled with the Spirit and walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. Something transformed Jesus from being a “Spirit-filled” man into a man who walked in the “power” of the Spirit. Fasting was the key to Jesus being filled to walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. You want to come out of this fast changed and walking in His power. You don’t want to say, I made it through the 21-day fast, and no change took place in you. You don’t want to come out of the fast and go back to old habits and old ways; there should have been a transformation in you for others. The infilling of the Holy Spirit is for you, the power of the Spirit is for others.
Notice when Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit, there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. Jesus didn’t come off the fast and say “Well that’s done I made it through 40 days” No, He began to do what he said in Luke 4:18.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.
In Isaiah 58:6 (NLT) No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned, lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people.
After the fast, there should be a power on your life
God said this is the kind of fasting He wants that during the fast it’s changing you and after the fast, it’s impacting others. Have a desire to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit to lead others to know Jesus, not out of yourself but, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Let’s finish this last week strong!