Fasting

To fast is to abstain from certain foods and/or drinks for a specific period of time.  Christian fasting is primarily a tool by which we humble ourselves before God, by subjugating the flesh's will to the spirit's will in reverence to God.   Jesus demonstrated a classic example of this when he fasted for 40 days in the wilderness prior to facing the devil in temptation (Luke 4:1-2).   The Bible's many examples of fasts suggest that fasting was an important part of a person's walk with God and ministry.   The Apostle Paul mentioned he fasted often during his ministry (2 Corinthians 11:27).

Purposes and examples of fasts in the Bible

Breakthroughs for Guidance:  

Confession and repentance:

Humbling oneself before God:

Protection:

Spiritual strengthening, exerting the spirit's will over flesh's will:  

Types of Fasts

How to Fast:

Return to spiritual weapons page

Home