Day 2 of the Fast of Daniel
An Immediate Answer
The greatest honor we can give a loved one is to offer our whole life to them forever: marriage.
The Lord Jesus Christ did this on the cross. He gave His last drop of blood for those who honor Him.
He gave Himself 2,000 years ago and continues doing so nowadays through His Spirit.
A communion with Him requires the same complete commitment from those who believe in Him.
Theoretically, this is what happens the most in evangelical churches.
They accept Jesus, offer a vow of eternal love and dedication to Him before the Altar and even subject themselves to being baptized in water, but...
Outside, when it’s time to put things into practice, they are lovers of this world.
When a person truly honors Him, He honors them back in the same proportion with the seal of the Spirit.
If a person sincerely and completely surrenders their life, then the baptism with the Holy Spirit occurs immediately. Right there and then! It does not depend on a fast or anything else...
... for those who honor Me I will honor... I Samuel 2.30
The response from God is immediate.
But most believers in Jesus have not seen His Greatness in their lives.
Why is that?
Because... those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed. 1 Samuel 2.30
These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me, Jesus declared. (Matthew 15.8, Mark 7.6)
On the other hand, those who sacrifice loved ones, family, relatives, worldly friendships, the world and, above all, their lives for the Lord Jesus, the promise is that He will show Himself Almighty on their behalf.
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him... 2 Chronicles 16.9