Your Fasting Bible Guide
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This is where the alarm usually starts
going off in the head. Fasting! I can't! Joan, that means I won't eat for 24
hours. I can't do that, I will die. You got to be kidding me. It takes all that
for Spiritual Growth? I'm out. I'll just stay where I am.
Let me alleviate some of your fears:
- There are different types of fasts and these fasting bible lessons will show you the many ways that we can choose from.
- I have fasted many times and as you can see, I did not die otherwise I
would not be here typing this message, :).
So if I can do it, you can too.
Why Is Fasting Needed?
Well, it isn't.
Unless, you really mean business with Christ.
Then you will realize that it would really take effort and skill to daily learn how to 'mortify the deeds of the desires of the flesh' and bring our body into subjection' to the will of God.
- Fasting not only helps to teach us discipline, but fasting strengthens our inner ( spiritual) man. More on that later
Fasting propel you forward in your spiritual walk: There are certain areas in God, and
levels in this Spiritual walk, that can only be attained through prayer and
fasting. Jesus said this in Mark 9: 17 - 29, ' this kind
can come forth by nothing, but prayer and fasting' There are certain things in life that
prayer is only needed for it to be solved, but there are other levels in
Christ, such as being able to minister unto the needs of others; being able to
heal the sick by your words or a touch. This level, where spirits obey you, and
infirmities are loosed from the lived of people. This level, can only be
attained through 'prayer and fasting'. There are certain emotional ties that
can only be destroyed through prayer and fasting such as addictions,
- Fasting causes speedy results: Two words: "It works!" It's amazing how God just turns things around, and open magnificent doors all in response to a heart that chooses to seek in prayer and fasting.
Coming Soon: Fasting Bible Lessons
My question to you is 'What do you
want?' What level in your Spiritual Growth do you want to attain? There
is so much we can achieve through fasting and prayers that it is simply
unimaginable. Jesus' promised that 'greater works than these shall we do' if we
just simply apply our selves to the things of God.