What is Fasting?

Fasting is going without to gain within!

Spiritual Benefits of Fasting

Which of these benefits listed below have you been praying for? Maybe it's time to fast!

  • To receive divine guidance, revelation, or an answer to a specific problem
  • To hear God better and to understand more fully His will for your life
  • To weaken the power of the adversary (some refer to fasting as getting a “holy oiling” and because of it, the world, the flesh and the devil can’t hold on to you. You slip right through their clutches into freedom, but there is no scriptural reference for this view point)
  • To cope with present monumental difficulties
  • To have freedom from bondage
  • To establish a position of spiritual strength and dominion
  • To be released from heavy burdens (your or others’)
  • To break through a depression
  • To invite the Lord to create in you a clean heart and renew a right spirit
  • To seek God’s face and have a closer walk with Him
  • To seek the Lord when He is directing you to do something that you don’t think you have the ability to do
  • To be free of evil or debilitating thought
  • To resist temptation
  • To be set free from everyday sins—pride, jealousy, resentment, gluttony, gossiping, etc.
  • To help you when you are feeling confused
  • To help you when life seems out of control
  • To humble yourself
  • To break the lusting of the flesh after anything
  • To gain strength
  • To invite God’s power to flow through you more mightily.

Physical Benefits Of Fasting

  • Cleansing process, detoxification
  • Rest for all of our body systems and a time of new cell growth
  • Reverses or slows aging process
  • Clearer thinking, emotional stability
  • Improved overall appearance
  • Added strength
  • Contributes toward weight loss
  • Eliminates cravings
  • Improves immune system
  • Improves digestion

Biblical References

These notes are taken from Treasures of Healthy Living Bible Study..

I have created two courses for your learning and application. Both are good places to start. Both can be used as lessons for leading others in fasting.

Be AWARE - Fasting changes hearts, minds and circumstances.

2 Samuel 3:35- 36
2 Samuel 12:1-23

1 Samuel. 7:6
Isaiah 58:1-7

Isaiah 58:1-7

Exodus. 34:28
Joel 1:14, 2:12-14
Esther 4, 9:31

Ps. 109:24

Ezra 8:21-23

Nehemiah 9:1-3

Dan. 1:12-16
Jeremiah 14:10-12

Jonah 3:5-8
2Chronicles 20:14

Matt. 4:23, 6:16-18
 Luke 18:12
Act 10:1-36, 13:3, 14:21-23
Matt. 17:21
I Corinthians 7:3-5

Fasting Courses

When you fast...
You go without to gain within - learn the simple truths of fasting.

The great biblical leaders fasted now you can too.

The Best Course to Experience Fasting!

This course walks you through the 8 biblical fasts, their meanings, and how to apply the teachings today.
Includes a 6 week study taught by Annette for personal or group study. Plus teachings by Dr Tony Evans. Bonuses include intermittent and autophagy study.

Daniel Fast Course

A 21 day adventure full of resources to make meal planning simple and delicious! Includes recipes, menu plans, and devotionals to aid you on this spiritual journey.

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Our Videos On Fasting

Biblical Diet And Fasting

Perhaps you are looking to have a stronger and deeper relationship with God, become healthier, or eat according to the 3 principles of the Biblical diet.

If you answer yes to some or all of these questions, then this video is for you!

Today, I answer 5 questions about the biblical diet and fasting, so I can shed light and understanding on how to do these according to scripture.

13 Reasons Why Fasting Is Good For Your Health

The question is not why you should fast but why you should not fast.

Fasting is a form of worship and expressing your love for God - and separate yourself from food.

Fasting is and always will be in the lifestyle of people who truly want to hear from God. It is not an end on its own.

So why is fasting good for your health? What are fasting benefits for your physical and spiritual health? Here are the many things that fasting does for you.

How To Do The Daniel Fast

When we begin fasting and praying for physical health and healing, we must realize that it is God who heals; he is the Jehovah Rapha, which means I am the Lord who heals you as you can read in Exodus 15:26.

Today's topic is how to do the Daniel fast. Do you know how to do the Daniel fast? What is the Daniel fast? And what can you gain from it?

Watch this video to learn more.