IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS NEW YEAR, WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US
FOR A TIME OF CONSECRATION TO THE LORD.
WHAT IS YOUR FASTING FOCUS ?
- ARE YOU IN NEED OF HEALING OR A MIRACLE?
- DO YOU NEED A FRESH TOUCH OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE?
- IS THERE A DREAM INSIDE YOU THAT ONLY HE CAN MAKE POSSIBLE?
- DO YOU DESIRE A DEEPER, MORE INTIMATE AND
POWERFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD?
- ARE YOU READY TO HAVE HEIGHTENED
SENSITIVITY TO THE DESIRES OF GOD?
- DO YOU NEED TO BREAK AWAY FROM BONDAGES
THAT HAVE BEEN HOLDING YOU HOSTAGE?
- IS THERE A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE THAT NEEDS
- DO YOU DESIRE TO KNOW GOD’S WILL FOR
FASTING IS A WAY TO CONQUER THE FLESH AND GROW SPIRITUALLY.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q: WHAT IS FASTING?
A: Biblical fasting is NOT dieting! It is giving up specific foods for a spiritual purpose. Fasting, when coupled with prayer, Bible study and giving, is a powerful tool for the Christian. Fasting is a way to conquer the flesh and grow Spiritually.
Q: WHY SHOULD I FAST?
A: In Matthew 6, Jesus speaks of Fasting and says, “When you fast…” not “If you fast…” Therefore He is identifying fasting as a normal part of every Christian’s life.
Q: WHERE CAN I FIND FASTING IN THE BIBLE?
A: Matthew 6:16-18, Matthew 9:14-15, Luke 18:9-14, Nehemiah 1:4, Daniel 9:3, 20, Joel 2:12, Luke 2:37, Acts 10:30-31, Acts 13:2, 1 Samuel 7:5-6, Ezra 8:21-23, Nehemiah 9:1-3, Joel 2:15-16, Jonah 3:5-10,
Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM FASTING?
When you fast your body detoxifies, eliminating toxins from your system. This can cause mild discomfort such as headaches and irritability during withdrawal from caffeine and sugars. And naturally, you will have hunger pains. Limit your activity and exercise moderately. Take time to rest.
Fasting brings about miraculous results. You are following Jesus' example when you fast. Spend time listening to uplifting praise and worship music. Pray as often as you can throughout the day. Get away from the normal
distractions as much as possible and keep your heart and mind set
on seeking God.
Q: WHAT IF I HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION?
A: Please consult your doctor before beginning a fast. Decide
together what kind of fast is possible for you. If you cannot fast from food because of health reasons, try refraining from something else that you enjoy and spend extra time in prayer and Bible study. God sees your sacrifice and will reward your desire for Him.
TYPES OF BIBLICAL FASTS:
Drink only liquids, especially water.
You may also have clear broth and 100% fruit and
vegetable juices in order to maintain your strength.
Fasting from 6 am to 6 pm or sun-up to sun-down.
THE DANIEL FAST:
No meat, no sweets, no bread, no dairy.
Drinking only water. Avoid anything processed or
deep-fried. No caffeine. You are basically eating fruits and vegetables and anything that is directly grown from the earth.
"Please test your servants for ten days,
and let them give us vegetables to eat
and water to drink."
“I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine
came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself
at all till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”
*REMEMBER, THIS IS A FAST AND IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE CHALLENGING !