Mon, Jan 10|
Fasting for the Lord with a Purpose
We see examples of fasting all throughout the Bible. The intent behind fasting is to refrain from something for a certain amount of time with the purpose of growing our dependence on God and showing Him our need and desire for Him. Fasting is an act of discipline and sacrifice.
Time & Location
Jan 10, 2022, 6:00 AM
About the event
What are the types of Christian Fasting? There are 4 types of Christian fasting you can choose from: Partial Fasting, The Daniel Fast, Complete Fasting, Absolute Fasting.
Each one of these fasts should be done with an attitude of humility and a hunger for God. When denying ourselves food and even water, we set aside the time we would be eating to pray, read the Bible, and worship.
- Partial Fast - A Partial Fasting is when you refrain from eating sunup to sundown. You can also do this from a certain time of day, for example, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Before fasting, you need to decide what time you will not be eating. After sun-down or whatever time you have decided to end fasting, you may eat.
- Danial Fast - The Daniel Fast is taken from when Daniel fasted in the Bible. At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over. Daniel 10:2-3. These three weeks the passage is referring to is in observance of Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread. This took place during the first month of the year. Daniel did not eat any meat or wine for three weeks.
- A complete fast is where you only drink water. You would not eat any solid foods. Some people choose to drink water and juice to help maintain some energy. It would be up to you to decide if you wanted to include juice or not. You should decide how many days you will do this fast before beginning. This fast will humble you as you will no longer have the satisfaction of chewing solid food. 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? Isaiah 58:6
- Absolute Fast- Dry fasting, or absolute fasting, restricts both food and liquid. It doesn't allow any fluids, including water, broth, and tea. This is different from most fasts, which encourage water intake.