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Fasting

Below you will find basic information on the topic of fasting.  As you scroll down, you will find the outline for our January 2020 fast.

 

Fasting Basics

Simply stated, biblical fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose.

According to the Bible, there are three duties of every Christian: give, pray and fast.

Biblical fasting takes a lot of discipline and strength—strength that you can only receive from God. Your private discipline will bring you rewards in Heaven, says Matthew 6.

When you give God your first through fasting, prayer and giving at the beginning of the year, you set the course for the entire year.

Why should I fast?

    1      Are you in need of healing or a miracle?

    2      Do you need the tender touch of God in your life?

    3      Is there a dream inside you that only He can make possible?

    4      Are you in need of a fresh encounter?

    5      Do you desire a deeper, more intimate and powerful relationship with the Lord?

    6      Are you ready to have heightened sensitivity to the desires of God?

    7      Do you need to break away from bondages that have been holding you hostage?

    8      Is there a friend or loved one that needs Salvation?

    9      Do you desire to know God’s will for your life?

BIBLICAL FASTING FOCUS

1 TIMOTHY 2:1-2

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

ROMANS 12:1

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.”

MATTHEW 6:33

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

ISAIAH 58:6

“[Is] not this the fast that I have chosen to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”

We want to encourage you to target your prayers during the fast. Two specific areas we will be focusing on together are leadership and finances. The Bible instructs us to continually pray for our leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-2). When we lift up our leaders, here in the United States and around the world, we can expect God’s peace in our lives and in our nation.

Another great promise, from the book of Isaiah, proclaims that the chosen fast will “undo the heavy burdens and let the oppressed go free.” We are living in tough economic times and we know that so many people are under a financial burden. As we come together to fast and pray, we believe that your burdens will be lifted and that financial blessings will be released into your life!

We encourage you to seek the Lord in prayer and let your decisions about your biblical fasting come from Him. Ask the Lord to show you areas to target during your time of fasting and prayer. We believe that, as we pray and seek God and give Him our best at the first of the year, He will bless our ENTIRE year (Matthew 6:33)!                  

(The above is Excerpt from Jentezen Franklin Ministries)

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21 Day Church Fast  - Word of Faith Global Ministries

January 6 - 27, 2020

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As you begin your fast, keep in mind that whether this is your first time or if you’ve fasted many times before, each fast experience is different.  Come with a spirit of expectation and be sure to journal each day as the Lord leads.  The outline below will help you on your journey.  

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Read Isaiah 58
  • [Excerpt from Perry Stone’s Hebraic Prophetic Study Bible].  “The Bible’s Great Fasting Chapter (58:3-14)” - “Isaiah calls the people to a true fast, which would lead to repentance and restoration.  He first rebukes the people for missing the significance and main purpose of fasting.  The people were fasting out of routine and ritual and were actually “exacting (v.3), a word scholars say refers to people demanding unfair work from their laborers.  Apparently they also engaged in arguments about how to fast and when to fast (v.4); in addition, their hearts were not pure.  Isaiah informs them that fasting God’s way afflicts the soul (v.5) and humbles a person (the head is bowed low).  A true fast is very trying on the flesh and helps bring the carnal nature under subjection to the spiritual nature.  Isaiah knew that a true fast could release the people from the influence of wickedness and undo heavy burdens (v.6).  In Hebrew, the imagery accompanying this understanding of fasting is that of loosening the bands of oxen that are yoked and toiling under difficult conditions; fasting can release people from oppression and “break every yoke” (v.6).  Today, many people are bound by yokes of additions to illegal drugs, alcohol, pornography, or other lusts that form strongholds in the mind and spirit.  Fasting can be a key to help the oppressed break free.  Dealing bread to the hungry (v.7) is an instruction to fairly distribute food to the needy, and to clothe and care for this living among the people who are in true need of assistance.  God promises that health and righteousness would be the reward of fasting and would come forth as the light in the morning (v.8).  Note that God says He will become the reward (v.8).  This unique word means “to bring up the rear” or “to cover a person from behind.”  One of the greatest promises is that after a fast, God will hear and answer the petitions of His people (v.9).  The “putting forth of the finger” (v.9) means, basically, “to quit pointing to each other and blaming one another and accusing your brother.”  Thus, certain conditions must be met for a fasting to be effective and pure before God.  However, the spiritual and physical benefits of fasting are numerous, as indicated in this section of Isaiah.” 
 
  • Repent
    • Come with a heart of repentance before God.  Ask Him to remove anything from your life that may be hindering your walk.  He washes us clean and renews us when we genuinely ask for forgiveness.  Let this be the start of your prayer.
  • Holiness
    • Ask God to help you walk in holiness.  One of the biggest challenges we face is fighting the desires of our flesh.  Make this one of the top points to pray for during this time.  
  • Wisdom
    • Ask God to open our spiritual eyes and ears to hear His voice clearly.  Ask for His wisdom and help in renewing our mind daily according to His Word.
  • Salvation of Loved Ones
    • Pray for those you know that are not serving God and have never surrendered their lives to Him; that their eyes, ears and hearts would be open to the Gospel.
  • The Nation of Israel
    • We are clearly told in Scripture to pray for the nation of Israel. Those who do will be blessed. Let’s stand in the gap for all of Israel to receive Jesus as their Messiah and for peace in the Middle East. {Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. May peace be within your walls and prosperity within your palaces.}
  • Leadership: Government Officials - Our Military & Presidential Elections for 2020
    • Pray for all leaders; government officials, those in office, etc., all across this nation and in every level to make decisions that will lead our country according to the Word of God.  1 Timothy states that we should pray, intercede and give thanks for all men; for kings and for all who are in authority. Let’s pray for godliness, humility, and honesty that we may lead a peaceable life through our Lord Jesus Christ; and for all leaders to lead with godly wisdom. {Romans 13:1-7 “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.”}
  • Pray Big
    • God can do exceedingly above and beyond what we can think or imagine.  Expect great things from a great God!  Pray without limitations.
We are excited for what God has planned in 2020 as the result of our 21-day fast.  
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