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The 10 Benefits of Fasting

1. Fasting Brings Clarity to the Voice of God


“As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.”

‭‭Acts‬ ‭13:2-3‬ ‭NKJV‬

2. Fasting Helps to Correctly Establish a New Ministry


“So when they had appointed elders in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.”

‭‭Acts‬ ‭14:23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


3. Fasting can Bring Favor


“Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”

‭‭Esther‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


4. Fasting can Bring Healing


“But as for me, when they were sick, My clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting; And my prayer would return to my own heart. I paced about as though he were my friend or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭35:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


5. Fasting can Prepare You For The Call of God

“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:1-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


6. Fasting can Prepare You For Temptation


“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:1-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


7. Fasting can bring Freedom


“ Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭58:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

8. Fasting can Bring Protection

“Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions.”

‭‭Ezra‬ ‭8:21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

9. Fasting can Increase Spiritual Authority


“Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭17:19-21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

10. Fasting can Teach You Dependance On God


“Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:3-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


Fasting Also Humbles us Before God:


“But as for me, when they were sick, My clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting; And my prayer would return to my own heart. I paced about as though he were my friend or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭35:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions.”

‭‭Ezra‬ ‭8:21‬ ‭NKJV



 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eliel Huntt is a Young Emerging Prophetic Voice who has a heart for the Youth and to see a Generation set on fire for Jesus


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Eliel Hunt / @elielhuntt

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