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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fasting by Paul Curtin-Smith

FASTING - Speaker: Paul C-S
King stomach (we serve king stomach & we give it whatever it wants)
Book: fasting by jenzen franklin
Garden of Eden: they saw the fruit & ate of it
King stomach will always have an excuse
There will always be an excuse not to fast.
What is fasting? Biblical fasting is refraining from food for a spiritual purpose.
Why should I fast? I get to do it,
Giving, praying & fasting
The duty of every Christian.
Matt 6, Luke 5:34-35, 1 Peter 2:21
It brings you into a deeper, closer and more powerful relationship with The Lord.
Why should I fast?
Matt 17:20-21
Prayer & Fasting
The key to open doors, miraculous provision, favor, breakthrough and victory.
It is a form of worship that keeps you sensitive to Gods Spirit, enabling you to live holy.
Romans 12:1-2
Different Fasts:
- Full Fast (only liquids)
- Daniel Fast (no meat, no sweets, no bread)
- Partial Fast (From sunrise to sunset)
Seek medical advice for types and duration of fasts.
How do I fast?
There is never a convenient time.
Start with a goal.
Prepare spiritually.
Decide what to fast.
Decide how long.
"If it means something to you, it will mean something to God."
Replace eating time with prayer, bible study and worship.
Practical tips:
Don't pig out before you start.
Limit your activity and exercise moderately.
Take time to rest.
Drink PLENTY of water! (3-4L Purified)
Drink juice and broth/soup on longer fasts (lemon is a good one)
Avoid distractions and TV.
Expect a headache the first day or two.
Eat gradually at the end.
Be persistent.
Fasting: Psalm 107:9
Matthew 5:6