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Why should we Fast? Tips and tools for fasting and staying on top of your Game “we know it is not easy”
What is fasting ? Re-Presenting "afflicting one's soul." Fasting is more than just "afflicting one's body". It is "afflicting one's soul." Fasting shows that my desires are second nature to God. Your also denying your wants and desires and placing your self in a better place or thought. The Greek word for fasting is:nesteia -- a compound of ne (a negative prefix) and esthio which means "to eat." So the basic root meaning of the word simply means "not to eat." Read; Leviticus 16:29 this will help you to under that fasting is more for your soul than your body. Why?
FastingAdvantages Helps to promote health for the body more naturally. Psychologically healthy for your mind. Speedy recovery of many different healings, whether it’s spiritual or physical. Creates a deeper relationship with God! Creates more self confidence! Allows you to build yourself and control your surroundings. Also allows your body to self heal itself.
The who, what , when, why and how of fasting………………………………………………….
Most of these are common and are good to go on. When you begin to fast make sure that you are in the right standing to do so or adjust your diet to comply as much as possible.
Occasions for Fasting Mourning some one death Mourning sin Protection Situation of danger Insecurity……. Special Revelation Preparation Sickness Direction Ordinations Repentance Self examination Know your Destiny!
Just some suggestions on how to spend your time fasting……….. This really is a personal decision, yet mostly spend it thinking and breathing the word of God!. By all means please do your daily tasks! We all fast while the day goes on. To get you started: Remember fasting is an expression of wholeheartedness. This is the clear in Joel 2:12
SOME BIBLICAL REFERENCES ON FASTING Exodus 34:28 Deuteronomy 9:9,18 2 Samuel 12:16,17 Matthew 4:2; 6:16; 9:15 Acts 13:3; 14:23 1 Corinthians 7:5 2 Corinthians 11:27,28 Jonah 3:5,10 Ezra 8:21-23; 10:6 Nehemiah 1:4 Esther 4:16 Job 33:19,20 Psalm 69:10; 102:4 Isaiah 58:6 Daniel 9:3,20-23; 10:3 Joel 2:15
Let me be the first to congratulate you on your endeavors for a closer connection to the father. To begin this fast we can start off with a prayer.
Heavenly Father, I (we) come to You now in the Name of my (our) Lord and Savior Yeshua Jesus Christ. Heavenly Father, I (we) ask You to give me (us) divine healing now in every area of my (our) life, spirit, mind, will, emotions and physical being in accordance with Your Divine Plan and Order for my (our) life. I (we) receive Your Divine Healing, Wholeness and Newness of life(s), in the Name of Jesus Christ. Lord, I (we) ask You to expand in me (us) Your territories. Lord I (we) ask for and receive beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness: for I (we) are trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that You may be glorified, in Jesus’ Name. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven, Father, I (we) pray with thanksgiving in Yeshua’s Name. Heavenly Father, I ask you to give me (us) and every person I (we) prayed for today according to John 16:23, the manifestation of every miracle and every healing You have given to me (us) and the manifestation of divine healing and divine health in my (each of our) body (ies). . Amen!
Praise The Lord for yourFaith and perseverance in Him