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21 DAY FAST

Why Do We Fast?
  • humility
  • sarifice/worship
  • prayer
Bible references for Fasting
  • Acts 9:8-9
  • Daniel 1:8-16
  • Daniel 10:2-3
  • Ezra 8:21
  • James 4:6-10
What is Fasting?

Fasting means “to cover the mouth”, simply to abstain from food or water for a period of  time.

Types of Fasts
  • Daniel Fast:  A diet of fruits and vegetables (considered a partial fast)
  • Absolute Fast: Abstaining entirely from food and water for a short perod of time. (1-3 days)
  • Partial Fast: Abstaining from food for a period of time throughout each day.

Fasting for the RIGHT Reasons

Matthew 6:16-18 KJVS
[16] Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. [17] But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; [18] That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Isaiah 58:5 KJVS
[5] Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him ? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord ?

BLESSINGS -Benefits of Fasting in Isaiah 58:6-14
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear…”
* Your light will break forth like the dawn (verse 8).
* Your healing will quickly appear (verse 8).
* Your righteousness will go before you (verse 8).
* The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard (verse 8).
* You will call and the Lord will answer (verse 9).
* You will cry for help, and he will say, “Here am I” (verse 9).
* Your light will arise in the darkness (verse 10).
* Your night will become like the noonday (verse 10).
* The Lord will guide you always (verse 11).
* The Lord will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land (verse 11).
* The Lord will strengthen your frame (verse 11).
* You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail (verse 11).
* Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations (verse 12).
* You will be called repairer of broken walls (verse 12).
* You will be a restorer of streets with dwellings (verse 12).
* You will find your joy in the Lord (verse 14).
* You will rise on the heights of the land (verse 14).
* You will feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob (verse 14).

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING -WHAT IS MY MOTIVE?
OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE SEEN GOD HEAL,DELIVER,AND DO THINGS ONLY HE CAN DO-WE ATTRIBUTE MOST OF THAT TO A TIME OF SOWING SEEDS OF DEEP PRAYER AND FASTING THAT WE DO AS A FAMILY OF BELIEVERS DURING THE FIRST 21 DAYS IN JANUARY-
I HAVE FOUND THAT IT CONSECRATES US-SEPARATES US FROM WORLDLY DISTRACTIONS-CONNECTS US BY PRAYING OVER EACH OTHERS NEEDS AND MEETING FOR 21 DAYS STRAIGHT-IT GETS US INTO THE WORD AND IN TURN THE WORD GETS INTO US!!

THE MOTIVE-SIMPLY UNITY IN HIM-John 17:20-23 KJVS
[20] Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; [21] That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. [22] And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: [23] I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 KJVS
[12] And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
MATTHEW 6-GIVE-PRAY-FAST
I CORINTHIANS 13-FAITH HOPE LOVE

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