Excerpts from Joy Haney’s book, “When Ye Fast”:
If receiving the Holy Ghost was all that mattered, then why did the early church have to be dealt with again and again about their carnality? Because it is a constant war between the flesh and the spirit. In order to keep the spiritual man alive, there has to be continual vigilance and cleansing. Fasting, prayer, and the application and meditation of the Word is how this is accomplished.
Fasting and prayer should change you for the better. It should make you more pliable to the Spirit and more compassionate, not proud and haughty.
Isaiah 58:5 “Is not this the fast I have chosen?”
Fasting should be a lifestyle the Christian enters into after he is saved.