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The Mystery of Fasting

Isaiah 58:5-7, Zech. 7:5-6, Matt. 6:17-18
WHAT IS FASTING?1. Fasting is abstaining from food whether completely or partially for a period of time.Kindly note that food causes a fall of man; the first sin in the Bible was a result of uncontrolled appetite.2. Fasting is a period when the Christian abstain from eating in order to spend extra time with God in prayer, studying and meditation.As you look through the scriptures, you will find so many people who fasted;– The disciples. Matthew 17:21– Samuel. 1 Samuel 7:6– Elijah. 1 Kings 19:4-8 – Paul. Acts 9:9 – John the Baptist.– Esther. Esther 4:16– Daniel. Daniel 1 &10– Jesus. Matthew 4:1-2There are at least thirty five (35) records of fast by people in the Bible.1. Daniel fasted for 21 days. Daniel 102. Moses fasted for 40 days. Deut. 93. Joshua fasted for 40 days. Exo. 24 4. Elijah fasted for 40 days. 1 Kings 195. Jesus fasted for 40 days. Matthew 46. Paul fasted for 3 days but did a lot more. Acts 9.REASONS WHY WE SHOULD FAST1. To l…
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