By Kenneth E. Hagin
Rev. Hagin encourages Christians to envision and persist with the scriptural purposes for fasting. He discuss-es the correct size for a quick, and he offers a fascinating replacement to the normal view of fasting--an replacement the Lord gave him
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Let's go to the four Gospels and look at some things Jesus said about fasting. LUKE 5:33-35 33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink? 34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days. At one point Jesus did leave the disciples, but He did come back, and He's with us today.
It didn't prepare God any—it prepared me. It helped my spirit become more sensitive to His Spirit so His Spirit could manifest Himself through me. When I first went out in the field ministry, I set aside two days a week—Tuesday and Thursday—for my fast days. I wasn't led of the Lord to do it; I just fasted two days a week. I fasted 24 hours, because that was the way Israel did it. I took the extra time that I would have been eating to pray. Remember, fasting will not do you much good if you're not going to spend extra time praying, waiting on God.
That way we'll be prepared for whatever He has for us to do. " When should you fast? I can't tell you, and the Bible doesn't give you specific instructions. That leaves it up to the leading of the Lord. The more you study, the more you can see how dependent we are on the Spirit of God; not only the Word of God, but the Holy Spirit. " We need the help of the Holy Spirit—and we have it—in this area, as in all others. Table of Contents 1 - Fasting: A Look at the Old Testament ?? 2 - Fasting: A Look at the New Testament 3 - Why Doesn't Paul Tell Us To Fast?
A commonsense guide to fasting by Kenneth E. Hagin