FASTING AND CONSECRATION

Our Fasting Should Be Accompanied By:

Confession of Sins:

1 Samuel 7:6, Nehemiah 9:1-3

Humility:

Deuteronomy 9:18, Psalms 35:13

Personal Demeanor:

Matthew 6:16-17

Prayer

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.

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