Teaching on Fasting
The Ten Actions of Our Fast
1. TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE LORDSHIP OF CHRIST BY GIVING HIM THE RIGHTFUL PLACE IN OUR LIVES-PERSONALLY, PROFESSIONALLY AND IN FAMILY.
2. TO REMOVE ALL STAGNATION AND LUKEWARMNESS FROM OUR SPIRIT AND MIND.
3. TO BREAK LONG STANDING BONDAGES THAT HAVE LIMITED OUR DESTINY.
4. TO WALK DAILY IN THE PRINCIPLES OF A SPIRIT-FILLED DISCIPLE:
a. Committed to hearing God’s voice
b. Living in the Power of Baptism
c. Celebrating the Lord’s Table
d. Walking in the spirit of forgiveness
e. Feeding on God’s word
f. Maintaining integrity of heart
g. Abiding in the Fullness of the Spirit
h. Living a life of submission
i. Practicing solitude
j. Living as a Worshiper
5. TO KINDLE A FIRE IGNITED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD AND ABLAZE FOR ALL TO SEE.
6. TO SEE WITH TRANSFORMED EYES, THE VAST POSSIBILITIES GOD HAS SET BEFORE US TODAY AND FOR OUR FUTURE.
7. TO LIFT OUR FAITH TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT AND MIGHTY THINGS THROUGH GOD.
8. TO INSPIRE OUR HEARTS TO ENLARGE OUR PRAYERS, REACHING FOR NEW POSSIBILITIES. WE WILL BECOME A PRAYING CHURCH.
9. TO AIM AT SPECIFIC SPIRITUAL GOALS, SEEKING ANSWERS TO OUR PRAYERS WITH FOCUSED DEDICATION.
10. TO ENLARGE OUR VIEW OF GOD, TO FEAR HIM AND SEE GOD’S ABILITY TO DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.
Types of Fasts
Drink only liquids (you establish the number of days).
The Daniel Fast
Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables.
This fast can be a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food.
A partial fast is from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm or from sun up to sundown. You can select from three types of fasting —a Full Fast, Daniel Fast or give up at least one item of food
Juice fasting—a liquid diet of fruit, vegetable, and other healthful juices is sustainable.
Scriptures that speak on fasting
1Ki 21:9 In those letters she wrote: "Proclaim a day of fasting and seat Naboth in a prominent place among the people.
Ne 9:1 On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and having dust on their heads.
Es 4:3 In every province to which the edict and order of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing. Many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
Es 9:31 to establish these days of Purim at their designated times, as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had decreed for them, and as they had established for themselves and their descendants in regard to their times of fasting and lamentation.
Ps 35:13 Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
Ps 109:24 My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.
Isa 58:3 `Why have we fasted,' they say, `and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed?' "Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers.
Isa 58:4 Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.
Isa 58:6 "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?
Jer 36:6 So you go to the house of the LORD on a day of fasting and read to the people from the scroll the words of the LORD that you wrote as I dictated. Read them to all the people of Judah who come in from their towns.
Jer 36:9 In the ninth month of the fifth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, a time of fasting before the LORD was proclaimed for all the people in Jerusalem and those who had come from the towns of Judah.
Da 9:3 So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
Joe 2:12 "Even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning."
Mt 4:2 After fasting for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
Mt 6:16 "When you fast, do not look sombre as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
Mt 6:18 so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Mr 2:18 Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, "How is it that John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?"
Mr 9:29 He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer."
Lu 2:37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshipped night and day, fasting and praying.
Ac 13:2 While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."
Ac 14:23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
9th - Humility
10th - Holiness
11th -Unity In The Body Of Christ
12th - Families
13th - Youth
14th - Salvation for Lost
15th - Laborers for Harvest
16th - Government
17th - Breaking of Poverty
18th - Breaking of Alcohol
19th - Breaking of Drugs
20th - Breaking of Abuse
21st - Strongholds Torn Down
22nd- Healing of Broken Hearts & Dreams
23rd- Sickness & Disease
24th - Lifting of Darkness
25th - Boldness From Fear
26th - Procrastination Broken
27th - Church To Walk in Love & Authority
28th - Emerging of New Ministries
29th - Signs & Wonders Be Released