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Spirituals and Naturals on Fasting

First question – Is fasting a new covenant spiritual practice?

Answer: Yes, now that Jesus is physically not here, his disciples who love the bridegroom will fast. Fasting doesn’t change God, fasting changes Jesus Christ’s disciples that do it. It makes them a new wineskin, opens their soul to believe more and recieve more from God’s Spirit. 

14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying , Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can *the children of the bridechamber mourn , as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come , when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast . 16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh *from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break , and the wine runneth out , and Matthew 9.

 How do we fast?

Answer: Secretly, before God. You don’t have to hide it, and its not a sin if someone finds out that you are fasting. The main point is not to show off or make it obvious, just show it to God. Of course, corporate fasts may have to be publicly announced, since they involve a whole group of people (Joel 2).

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 *. Matthew 6

What should we fast for?

Answers: The first reason to fast is Bridegroom love and hunger for God (Matthew 9). The other reasons are to loose the bonds of wickedness, let the oppressed go free, to break wicked spiritual powers, to give to the hungry, to relieve spiritual and economic burdens, and to get guidance and spiritual light in your soul. We do NOT fast for arguments, strife, and debate, and to point fingers at people we don’t agree with. We do NOT fast to get power to wrestle against people, but to wrestle against principalities and powers of oppression that are decieving people and oppressing people(Ephesians 6).

4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. 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? 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? 7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? 8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward . 9 Then shalt thou call , and the LORD shall answer ; thou shalt cry , and he shall say , Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: 11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. Isaiah 58

What’s the Best thing to Do while fasting?

Answer: Sit with God, Talk to Him, Sing to Him, Read the Word, Pray for People.

What are some different types of fasts?

Answer: Here are some different fasts, some biblical, and some that I made up, in order from hardest to easiest:

40 day water: No food for 40 days, just water. (Moses, Jesus).

Esther Fast: No food No Water 3 days. This is an extreme fast because its done with no water. Anything longer than this and you might die, so I don’t suggest trying to extend this one.

Lifestyle Fast – 3 day water: No food for 3-21 days. These can be done once a month, to once a quarter, to once a year, depending on your schedule and your desire for God.

Quick Fast: No Food or Water for 24 Hours. I made this one up, its like an Esther fast cut in 1/3rd. You can do this weekly.

Daniel 1 Pulse Fast: Only Eat Fruits & Nuts, Beans & Vegetables, and Water to Drink: (Only plants: no bread, or meat, or sweets). Can be as long as you want it.

Daniel 10 No Meats No Sweets Fast: No meats, No sweets, or pleasant bread. Regular bread is ok. Can be as long as you want it.

Fave Media Fast: This is a fast from your favorite source of entertainment media. Whether it be a certain website, social network, sport show, radio show. I like basketball, but I fasted all basketball related media (websites, video games, tv) for 40 days.

Dragon’s Flood Fast (Revelations 12:15,16): Satan sends a flood of filth from his mouth through entertainment and media  to drown God’s people. The Dragon’s Flood fast is removing your eyes, ears, and mind from all of the wickedness that satan promotes through entertainment and media to drown your spirit (adultery based storylines, foul comedies, talk show hosts with poisonous attitudes, porn/lingerie/swimsuit media, secular music, secular movies). This is a fast I made up, but its based in scripture (2 Corinthians 7:1). I know people that have done it and been delivered from demons, deception, and spiritual ignorance. This is the easiest fast, and should probably be permanent!

Let’s do a Quick Fast or a Lifestyle Fast for The Call!

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

The Call

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