FASTING AND CONSECRATION
Our Fasting Should Be Accompanied By:
Confession of Sins:
Deuteronomy 9:18, Psalms 35:13
Ezra 8:23, Nehemiah 1:4, Daniel 9:3
Reading Scripture and Worship.
ISAIAH 58:6-8 tells us of the fast that pleases God.
FASTING: To abstain from and to deny self.
CONSECRATION: To be set apart as holy and dedicated to God’s service.
Hear from God and mind your fast.
THERE ARE FOUR KINDS OF FAST:
1. The Normal Fast:
Going without food for a definite period of time during which you ingest only liquids.
An example of a Normal Fast is going from sunup to sundown without eating.
2. The Absolute Fast:
This fast allows no food or water at all and should be short. A 24-hour period is the recommended time for this fast.
3. The Partial Fast:
Omitting one meal a day, eating only fresh vegetables for several days is also a good partial fast. Eating bread and water for several days is also a partial fast, people with medical conditions may consider this fast.
4. A Rational Fast:
Eating or omitting certain foods for designated periods of time, like giving up meat, coffee, bread, and sweets. Eating grains and vegetables and drinking water.