Do you have what it takes?

  • To join together in unity with one voice and one heart before God
  • To Sacrifice day to day pleasures for spiritual breakthrough
  • To go deeper in your walk with Christ by fasting regularly

  • What is Fasting?

    Abstaining from something, usually food, for spiritual purposes.

    What does the Bible say about Fasting?

  • Jesus put Fasting on the same level as financial giving and prayer (Matthew 6:1-18)
  • Jesus said that there is a time for Fasting (Matthew 9:15)
  • Paul says that we give ourselves at certain times to Prayer and Fasting (1 Corinthians 7:5)

  • What are the purposes for times of Fasting?

  • To focus on God and to center our attention on Him; (Zechariah 7:5)
  • Bring guidance from God in decision (Acts 14:23)
  • Outer Fasting is to lead to inner prayer, worship and devotion. We "fast on food so we can feast on God."
  • It is not for personal glory or selfish motives (Matthew 6:16-18)
  • To reveal non-essential things that control us and take precedence in our lives (1 Corinthians 6:12)
  • Increase the effectiveness of Prayer (2 Samuel 12:16)
  • Brings revelation (Acts 13:2)
  • Helps our physical well-being (Daniel 1:12)
  • Aids us in concentration
  • Can help bring deliverance to those who are in bondage

  • What are the different types of Fasting?

  • Absolute - no food or water for a period of time (Exodus 34:28; Esther 4:16)
  • Normal - only water; no food or other drink (Nehemiah 1:4)
  • Partial - usually only water, juice & fruit (Daniel 1:12)