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					PRAYER & FASTING
        LOST CONCEPT
NOT COMMONLY PRACTICED IN THE CHURCH


   NOT EVEN TALKED ABOUT MUCH

CHRISTIANS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE
          POWER OF FASTING
WHAT IS FASTING?
        WHAT IS FASTING?
        GIVING UP THINGS I ENJOY?

NOTHING WRONG WITH GIVING UP HABBITS OR ADDICTIONS!

      MOST HABBITS WE DO NOT ABSOLUTLEY NEED
                (TV/COMPUTERS/ACTIVITIES)




       BIBLICAL FAST = WITHOUT FOOD FOR PERIOD OF TIME
                          WHY FOOD?
                           2 REASONS:
1.   BODY MUST BE A TRUE SACRIFICE
     (OXYGEN/WATER/FOOD)


2.   WEAKEN THE FLESH STRENGTHEN SOUL & SPIRIT
     (BODY/SOUL/SPIRIT)




                            BATTLE
                    FLESH VS. SOUL/SPIRIT
   WHAT DOES FASTING DO?
BRINGS A DEEPER INTIMACY BETWEEN YOU & GOD

            A CLOSER CONNECTION

     GOD ALWAYS LISTENS THROUGH PRAYER

FASTING SHOWS GOD YOUR WILLINGNESS FOR THOSE
            PRAYERS TO BE ANSWERED

  FASTING RELEASES THE ANOINTING, FAVOR &
         BLESSING OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE
        SPIRITUAL HUNGER
MATTHEW 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for
they will be filled

  FASTING SHOWS HUNGER & THIRST FOR HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS

 WHEN ELIMINATING FOOD FROM YOUR DIET FOR A NUMBER OF DAYS

YOUR SPIRIT BECOMES UNCLUTTERED BY THE THINGS OF THIS
          WORLD AND AMAZINGLY SENSITIVE TO GOD


  FASTING IS A SECRET SOURCE OF POWER THAT IS OVER LOOKED BY MANY
           THREEFOLD CORD
 Jesus devoted his time to teaching His disciples the principles of the kingdom
             of God, principles that conflict with those of the world

MATTHEW 6 Jesus provides the pattern by which each of us is to live as a child
of God

   PATTERN = 3 SPECIFIC DUTIES OF A CHRISTIAN: GIVING, PRAYING & FASTING

Solomon, when writing books of wisdom for Israel points out that a cord or rope
braided with 3 strands is not easily broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12)

         GIVING, PRAYING & FASTING = THREEFOLD CORD

                         NOT EASILY BROKEN
DISCIPLES COULD NOT CAST OUT DEMON
     MATTHEW 17:20 JESUS SAYS NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

   MATTHEW TELLS A STORY OF A FATHER WITH A DEMON POSSESSED SON
  HE BOUGHT HIS SON TO THE DISCIPLES AND THEY COULD NOT CURE HIM
                         (MATTHEW 17:15)

   EVEN AFTER JESUS HAD GIVEN THEM POWER TO HE & CAST OUT SPIRITS
                          (MATTHEW 10:1)

         WHY COULDN’T THEY CAST OUT THE DEMON?
     THEY DIDN’T KNOW THEMSELVES WHY THEY COULDN’T

 “THIS KIND CAN COME OUT BY NOTHING BUT PRAYER AND FASTING”
                      (MATTHEW 17:29)

 JESUS TOLD THEM THEY NEEDED FAITH BUT THAT WASN’T ALL
JESUS UNDERSTOOD THE POWER
         JESUS FASTED 40 DAYS & 40 NIGHTS

WHY DID JESUS FAST? HE WAS GOD BUT STILL FASTED

                       WHY?

   BECAUSE HE KNEW THE SUPERNATURAL THING COULD BE
               RELEASED THROUGH FASTING

    WANTED THAT CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FATHER


NOTICE WHEN JESUS FASTED – HE ALSO INCLUDED PRAYER
POWER OF PRAYER & FASTING
     POWER & AUTHORITY
  LUKE 9:1 JESUS CALLED HIS 12 DISCIPLES TOGETHER & GAVE THEM
                    “POWER & AUTHORITY”



POWER USED IN SCRIPTURE:

LUKE 10:19 Behold, I give you the power (authority) to trample on
serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and
nothing shall by any means hurt you.

ACTS 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has
come upon you
  SPECIAL POWER OVER SATAN
                         Acts 1:8 DUNAMIS = POWER

             INWARD ENERGY OR THE ANOINTING OF GOD

                                EXAMPLE:
      MARK 5 when the Jesus touched the woman who had the issue of blood
              Mark says that virtue came out of Him (JESUS)
It came out of His body and went into the hem of His robe and into the woman’s body
He felt when she touched Him…that power (which means virtue in this case) leave


                  Dunamis is used for the word “power” in Mark 5

    Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you
  WE HAVE 2 MANIFESTATIONS WITHIN US:

                  1. POWER (DUNAMIS) - ABIDES ON THE INSIDE OF US

      THE ANOINTING OF GOD CAN COME AND PASS THROUGH YOU INTO THEM


           2. AUTHORITY – A POWER WHEN FIGHTING OFF DEMONS (SATAN)

                      YOU DON’T HAVE POWER TO CAST OR FIGHT
                 YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO USE THE NAME OF JESUS

          LUKE 9:1 He gave them power and authority over devils and to cure diseases

                            LUKE 9:37 THEY’RE POWERLESS

                                         WHY?

                               THEY HAVE NO FAITH

            YOU HAVE TO HAVE FAITH & TRUST IN THE LORD

LUKE 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and
over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
POWER: PASSED THROUGH LAYING OF HANDS


         POWER IS PASSED BY THE LAYING OF HANDS
                 (PRAYING OVER PEOPLE)

      THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE THE DISCIPLES LAID HANDS ON PEOPLE


                JESUS LAID HANDS ON PEOPLE

    PAUL SAID HE LAID HANDS UPON TIMOTHY AND PARTED GIFTS TO HIM


 ACTS 19:1-7 PEOPLE RECEIVED THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
 WHEN THEY LAID HANDS UPON THEM
AUTHORITY COMES THROUGH THE SPOKEN WORD

   AUTHORITY COME THROUGH THE SPOKEN WORD

   CHRIST WAS PREACHING THEY SAID WHERE DID THIS MAN
   GET THES WORDS? BY WHAT AUTHORITY DOES HE PREACH?

             CENTURION OR ROMAN OFFICER:
         NEVER HAS A MAN SPOKE LIKE THIS MAN (JESUS)

   He came to Christ and said you’re a man of authority, I’m a man of
   authority, I understand authority….I say to one go here he does it, do
   this and he does it, but if you can speak the word only my servant will
   be healed

            NOT TALKING OF POWER, BUT AUTHORITY
WHO FASTED IN THE BIBLE?
PATRIARCHS ALL FASTED
       ABRAHAM
         ISAAC
         JACOB
        MOSES
        AARON
        DAVID
        DANIEL
         JESUS
 IS FASTING FOR TODAY?
HAS GOD DETERMINED FASTING IS NO
 LONGER RELEVANT OR IMPORTANT?

              OR

   HAS MAN DETERMINED THIS?
AMERICAN HISTORY
BOB ROGERS – 101 REASONS TO FAST
     American History: the foundation of our Nation used Prayer & Fasting based on the Bible

2 Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and
seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their
sin and heal their land.

POINT 1:
Assembly of Virginia passed a resolution on June 1, 1774 as a day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer
May 1774, the British Parliament ordered an embargo of Boston to begin June 1st
Immediately the Burgesses of Virginia passed a resolution protesting this act and setting aside the
day of embargo to seek God through fasting & prayer

Here’s how the resolution read:
Tuesday, 24th of May, King George III, 1774: This house deeply impressed with the apprehension
of the great dangers to be derived to British America from the hostile invasion of the city of Boston
our sister colony of Massachusetts Bay whose commerce and harbor are on the 1st Day of June next
to be stopped by an armed force, deem it highly necessary that the set 1st day of June be set apart by
the members of the House of a day of fasting humiliation and prayer devalued to implore the divine
interposition for averting the heavy calamity which threatens the destruction of our civil rights

       CAN YOU IMAGINE THIS GOING ON TODAY IN OUR GOVERNEMENT?
    WASHINGTON & ADAMS
POINT 2:
GEORGE WASHINGTON: set a pattern for leaders of this country to fast and pray

During the resolution passed in Virginia, 1774 Washington’s Diary reads:

                “He went to Church and fasted all day…”

   OUR COUNTRY WAS PROCEEDED TO FAST AND PRAY TO AVOID WAR

JOHN ADAMS: who was the 2nd President proclaimed May 9, 1798 as a
Day of Solon Humiliation, Fasting & Prayer

                 U.S. was an the verge of war with France
                  UNDER MADISON
4th President, James Madison, the United States was engaged in war with Britain

Both Houses of Congress passed a joint resolution desiring a public day of humiliation, fasting & prayer
on Jan 12, 1815

This historical event in our nation’s history fulfilled God’s promise recorded in:

Isaiah 65:24 “It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I
will hear.

4 days before the fasting date set by President Madison, Britain was defeated in the battle of New Orleans

Peace soon followed and Congress set the 2nd Tuesday of April, 1815 as a day of Thanksgiving to God

PROCLAMATION READS:
“it is for blessings such as these and especially for the restoration of the blessing of peace that I now
recommend that the 2nd Tuesday of April, next be set apart as a day on which the people of every
religious denomination may in their solon assemblies unite their heart and their voices in a free will
offering to the Heavenly benefactor for their homage of thanksgiving and of their songs of praise”
   ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Abraham Lincoln one of our best presidents proclaimed 3 fasts:
                       September, 1861
                        March 30, 1863
                         August, 1864

so the president of the United States proclaimed a fast 3 times….no
wonder the civil war ended and America was brought back together

When you humble yourself and pray what does God say He will do?

               Bible says, “He will heal their land”
HEALTH BENEFITS
                              MEDICAL FIELD
                                                   DON COLBERT, MD
                                                     BOOK : “TOXIC RELIEF
                                        “FASTING IS GREAT FOR MEDICAL GUIDELINES”

                                     CHAPTER: “FINDING HEALING THROUGH FASTING”
                                                   EXCELLENT INFO & CAUTIONS
    “fasting not only prevents sickness, but if done correctly holds amazingly healing benefits to those who suffer illness and disease
                                                 FIGHTS COLDS TO HEART DISEASE
                                                MIGHTY KEY TO HEALING THE BODY

                                               DR. ODA H.F. BIRCHINGER
                                             FASTING IS THE ROYAL ROAD TO HEALING
     it can heal and help rheumatism in joints and muscles, & diseases of the heart, circulation, blood vessels, stress-related exhaustion,
            skin disease---including pimples and complexion problems, disease of respiration organs, allergies and other diseases

                         DR. TANNER “MEDICAL DR. TESTED OUT FASTING:
AGE: 50      LENGTH: 43 DAYS FASTED WITHOUT FOOD (under super vision)                              OUTCOME: HEALTHIER

AGE: 60     LENGTH: 50 DAYS              OUTCOME: DURING SAW UNSPEAKABLE GLORIES OF GOD

AGE: 70     LENGTH 53 DAYS               OUTCOME: ALL OF THE ABOVE THINGS NOT TO MENTION SOME REVERSE AGING

            HIS THINNING GRAY HAIR STARTED COMING IN THICK AND BLACK (ORIGINAL HAIR COLOR)

                                             LIVED A LONG HEALTHY LIFE (AGE 93)
ANCIENT PRACTICE IS HEALTHY
 MEN & WOMEN HAVE FASTED SINCE ANCIENT
                 TIMES

   MODERN BOOKS CLAIMING IT’S HEALTHY

Greek physician Hippocrates “father of modern medicine”
     Believed Fasting was very Healthy for the Body

 AMAZING THIS PRACTICE GOD WANTS FROM US
  IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR OUR BODIES
      HEALTH BENEFITS
           FASTING SLOWS THE AGING PROCESS

        MOSES FASTED 40 DAYS – LIVED 120 YEARS

          FASTING SHARPENS YOU MENTALLY

AIDS IN IMPROVING: HEARING/TASTE/SIGHT/TOUCH/SMELL
                ALL SENSORY FACULTIES

             HELPS BREAK ADDICTIONS:
      NICOTINE/ALOCHOL/DRUGS/OVER EATING

FASTING HELPS PEOPLE GET COUNTROL OF THEIR BODIES
          (BOTH PHYSICALLY & SPRITUALLY)
MY FAST
                        WHO CAN FAST?
                             MISCONCEPTION:
           FASTING IS ONLY DONE BY FANATICS OR CHURCH LEADERS

             LUKE 5:34-35 Jesus says it is the duty of every disciple & believer to fast

       Pharisees ask why His disciples hadn’t fasted---Jesus tells them about the bridegroom

LUKE 5:34-35 Jesus answered, "Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with
them? But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will
fast.”

              CHRIST IS THE BRIDEGROOM TAKEN FROM THE DISCIPLES

 JESUS DIDN’T EXPECT HIS DISCIPLES TO SOMETHING HE HADN’T DONE AS WELL

JEUS FASTED AND ACCORDING TO THE WORDS OF PETER, JESUS IS OUR EXAMPLE
                             (1 Peter 2:21)

                           Matthew 6---God delights in giving rewards

      When giving, praying and fasting are practiced in you life, He will “reward you openly”
 SHHH!!!
KEEP QUIET
     RIGHT & WRONG WAY
Isaiah 58:3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen?
Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’ “ In
fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, And exploit all your
laborers. Indeed you fast for strife and debate, And to strike with
the fist of wickedness. You will not fast as you do this day, To
make your voice heard on high. Is it a fast that I have chosen, A
day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a
bulrush, And to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call
this a fast, And an acceptable day to the LORD?

    Bible says there is a right way and a wrong way of Fasting
 NOT A TIME TO SHOW OFF
Matthew 6:16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a
sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to
be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.

           Jesus is saying the Pharisees were known for their Fasting

                  PART OF A PHARISEES DUTY:
               FAST SO MANY TIMES A DAY
           PAY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TITHES
ENLARGE THEIR FALACTRIES (PRAYER BOXES ON THEIR HEADS)
         ENLARGE BORDERS ON THEIR GARMENTS

 APPEARED TO MAKE THEM MORE SPIRITUAL IN THE EYES OF THE PEOPLE

Some of the Pharisees when they would fast would put dark under their eyes to
make it look like they were praying all night and mess their hair up to get
people’s reaction and people talking about how holy or spiritual he’s been with
God
 LOOK & ACT YOUR NORM
GO ON ABOUT YOUR NORMAL SCHEDULE

       LOOK/ACT THE SAME

   DON’T BRAG ABOUT YOUR FAST

     JESUS SAYS FAST IN SECRET
           JESUS ON FASTING
Matthew 6:4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who
sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.

Matthew 6:6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have
shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father
who sees in secret will reward you openly.

Matthew 6:18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father
who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you
openly.

  JESUS SAID THIS NOT BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT US TO PRAY IN A CONGREGATION


ACTS: THEY LIFTED UP THEIR VOICE IN ONE ACCORD AND
SUDDENLY THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME ON THEM

              IN A PUBLIC ASSEMBLY PRAY TOGETHER
      BATTLE VS. HUNGER
LUKE 4:1-2 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from
the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, where
for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate
nothing during those days, and at the end of them he
was hungry.

         WHY IS FASTING OVERLOOKED?

              “KING STOMACH”

         DEFEAT THE DICTATOR WITHIN
EXAMPLES OF KING STOMACH
                   Started in the Garden of Eden
                         (Gen 2:8-9; 16-17)

  Satan convinced Eve that she should “EAT” from the forbidden tree

                         Adam also “ATE”
                            (Gen 3:6)

                1 meal ruined what they had with God

        they literally ate themselves out of house and home

              but also out of will of God for their lives

            King Stomach’s only Temporarily Satisfied
    SODOM & GOMORAH
Ezekiel 16:49-50 'Now this was the sin of your
sister Sodom: She and her daughters were
arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did
not help the poor and needy. They were
haughty and did detestable things before me.
Therefore I did away with them as you have
seen.

KING STOMACH HELPED CARRY THEM RIGHT INTO DAMNATION
                               ESAU
  ESAU WAS THE SON OF ISAAC & REBEKAH (TWIN BROTHER JACOB)

    ESAU WAS CONSIDERED THE 1ST BORN (SPECIAL BIRTH RIGHT)

ESAU WOULD RECEIVE A DOUBLE PROTION OF HIS FATHER’S ESTATE

                             ESAU (A HUNTER)

              ONE DAY ESAU RETURNED WITH NO MEAT

WAS HUNGRY AND ASKED JACOB FOR HIS MEAL OF RED LINTELS AND BREAD

         GEN 25:34 says, Esau impulsively gave up his birth right for it

               GOD HAD A PLAN AND WILL FOR ESAU

                 LUST FOR FOOD MORE IMPORTANT
   ISRAELITES OUT OF EGYPT
God delivered the Israelites after 400 years of slavery in Egypt

Led through Red Sea into the Promise Land

Before the Promise Land they were in the Wilderness for 40 years

God provided bread or Manna for a perfectly balanced diet that not one got sick

it filled their bellies and their bodies healthy and strong

mixed multitude yielded intense cravings with Israel and said who will give us
meat (Numbers 11:4-7)

God listened and gave them meat with strict instructions—he sent qual
(Numbers 11:18-20)

verse 34 called “Kibroth Hahaavah” which means “Graves of Luster’s” a
memorial to those who ate themselves right out of the Promised Land
          WHEN TO FAST?
           NEVER A WRONG TIME TO FAST

 WHEN YOU FEEL YOURSELF GROWING SPRITUALLY DRY

        NEED FRESH ENCOUNTER WITH GOD

WHEN YOU DON’T SENSE THAT CUTTING EDGE ANOINTING
NEVER THE RIGHT TIME
        WE LIVE BUSY LIVES

FASTING IS USUALLY INCONVENIENT



     JUMP INTO IT AND DO IT!
3 Reasons to Start Fasting at the Beginning of the Year:


    1. Sets course for the rest of the year
    2. Blessings will happen throughout the year
    3. Release Principle in Matthew 6:33—seek 1st
    the Kingdom and all things shall be added to
    you
          TIPS ON FASTING
       BIBLE MENTIONS: 3 Days, 7 Days, 21 Days & 40 Days

                THERE’S NO REAL FORMULA

               3 DAY FAST IS VERY PRACTICAL

       21 DAY “DANIEL FAST” NO MEATS, BREADS OR SWEETS

                    IS THAT A REAL FAST?

                   WORKED FOR DANIEL!

IF IT MEANS SOMETHING TO YOU IT MEANS SOMETHING TO GOD

       LONGER FASTS: DRINK WATER, JUICE & BROTH
         TIPS FOR FASTING
                FAST DEPENDS ON CIRCUMSTANCES

         DON’T GET BOGGED DOWN IN ALL THE DETAILS

         DON’T BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE

                        NO NEED FOR HEROICS

         BE REASONABLE (make sure it’s meaningful and sacrificial)

  AT TIMES THE LORD MAY IMPRESS YOU TO GO LONGER ON A FAST

                    DON’T CONDEMN YOURSELF

              AVOID CERTAIN STORES/RESTARAUNTS

IT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO GOD IF IT DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU
                  TIPS CONTINUED
                             DON’T GORGE YOURSELF DAYS BEFORE
                               (TAPER OFF YOUR FOOD INTAKE)

                    DRINK 1 GALLON OF PURIFIED WATER THROUGHOUT THE 1ST DAY

                    PURIFIED FLUSHED THE TOXINS & POISON OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM
                                    (HELPS FOR A GOOD START)

                               WATER WILL BE A FASTERS BEST FRIEND

                           PREPARE FOR HEADACHES FROM TIME TO TIME
                              (AFTER 3 DAYS USUALLY DISAPPEAR)

                    YOU MAY SEE A COATING ON YOUR TONGUE FOR A FEW DAYS
                               (TOXINS ARE BEING ELIMINATED)

AVG. AMERICAN CONSUMES 4 LBS. OF CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVES, COLORING STABILIZERS, FLAVORINGS AND
                                       ADDITVES EACH YEAR


                  YOUR BODY IS GOING THROUGH A DETOX (LIKE A SPRING CLEANING)

                  IT GIVES THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM A BREAK (THAT’S A HEALTHY THING)
                   (FAST FOR 3 DAYS OR MORE YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM SHUTS DOWN)

                             FIGHT THROUGH THE PAIN & STRUGGLE

                         EXPIERIENCE THE “SWEET PLACE” IN THE FAST
HEAR MY VOICE
                      HEAR MY VOICE:
 John 10:27-28 My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall
 never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.

                                        Jesus emphasis “hear” My voice

                            HE CREATED US TO LISTEN TO HIM SPEAKING

                         DO YOU WANT TO HEAR THE VOICE OF THE CREATOR?

                             DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HIM MORE DEEPLY?

      -Children can understand these concepts and it is important that they learn them at a young age
EVERY ASSIGNMENT OR CALL OF GOD AND THE DIRECTION FROM GOD STARTS SOMETWHERE

    GOD HAS A SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENTS FOR YOU R LIFE…HOW DO YOU DISCOVER THEM?

                                              HEAR HIS VOICE?

 Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy
 and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.

           SHOW GOD YOU’RE WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE YOUR BODY TO HEAR HIM

      ***FASTING KEEPS YOU SENSITIVE TO HIS SPIRIT ENABLING YOU TO LIVE HOLY***
         PAUL CONTINUES:
Paul went on to say:
Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of
this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—
his good, pleasing and perfect will.

WHEN YOU PRESENT YOUR BODY TO GOD IN THAT MANNER, YOU
          OPEN YOURSELF UP TO HEAR FROM GOD


   YOU WILL DISCOVER HIS GOOD & PERFECT WILL FOR YOUR LIFE
A WEAPON
EXAMPLE OF WEAPONRY
   FASTING A WEAPON FOR A BELIEVER

         KING JEHOSAPHAT (JUDAH)
WAS ABOUT TO BE TAKEN OVER BY THE ASSYRIANS


   ALL OF JUDAH FASTED AND PRAYED
           (2 Chronicles 20:3-4, 13)

  God will deliver you and show you His plan!!!
  SATAN HATES YOUR FASTING
SATAN GET DISTURBED WHEN YOU GO BEYOND BEING JUST A SUDAY MORNING CHRISTIAN

               DEVIL KNOWS THERE’S POWER WITH FASTING

         WHY DID SATAN TEMPT JESUS AT THE END OF HIS FAST?

         CHRIST WAS DETERMINED TO ACCOMPLISH HIS MISSION

     REMEMBER THE ENEMIES AGENDG IS TO STEAL, KILL & DESTROY
                                   (JOHN 10:10)

       DO YOU THINK THE ENEMY WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE?


   HE KNOWS HE’S DEFEATED BUT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT

      IT’S CRUCIAL FOR SATAN TO GET YOU DISTRACTED FROM GOD

  STAY FOCUSED ON THE PROMISES OF THAT ARE RELEASED WHEN YOU
             EMPLOY THE POWERFUL WEAPON OF FASTING!!!
FILLING OUT YOUR PRAYER CARD




    WRITE IT DOWN!!!
                                                              “7 DAY FAST”
                                                                    Daniel 10:2-3
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.

                             Purpose of Fast: To grow closer to God and to have God pour His favor on us.

                                                      Different Types of Fasts:
Full Fast: Drink only liquids; water, 100% juice and clear broth.
Daniel Fast: Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Eat fruits and vegetables and drink only water.
Partial Fast: This fast is from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. or from sun-up to sun-down. A partial fast can also be any type of fast.

                                 Description of your fast with God (ex: foods to avoid/set hours or days):

                                               Corporate Fast Prayer:
1.) Growth for Cedar Springs Christian Church and for the Holy Spirit to reach our local community

2.) Description of Your Five Individual Fasting Prayers:
                                       _____________________________________
                                       _____________________________________
                                       _____________________________________
                                       _____________________________________
                                       _____________________________________

                                                                  Matthew 6: 1-18
                               Giving, prayer and fasting are three duties of a Christian and God will reward you openly

                                                          Cedar Springs Christian Church
                                                           340 West Pine Cedar Springs
                                                                 (616) 696-1180

				
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