Old Testament scripture
EXODUS 34:28 KJV - He (Moses)
was there with the Lord 40 days and
Neither did he eat bread nor drink water.
DEUTERONOMY 9:18-20 NKJV - 18"I (Moses) fell down before the Lord, as at the 1st, 40 days and 40 nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin which you committed in doing wickedly in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger. 19For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure with which the Lord was angry with you, to destroy you. But the Lord listened to me at that time also."
2nd SAMUEL 12:13-18,20 KJV David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the Lord." Nathan said to David, "The Lord has put away your sin. You shall not die. However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child that is born to you shall surely die." Nathan departed to his house. The Lord struck the child that Uriah's wife bore to David. It was very sick. David besought God for the child, fasted, went in, and lay all night upon the earth. The elders of his house arose and went to him, to raise him up from the earth. He would not; neither did he eat bread with them. It came to pass on the 7th day that the child died... Then David arose from the earth, washed, anointed himself, changed his apparel, came to the house of the Lord and worshiped.
1st KINGS 13:8-9 KJV - (Elijah)
The man of God said to the king (Jeroboam),
"If you give me half of your house, I will not go in with you; neither
will I eat bread nor drink water in this place. The Lord charged me
saying, "Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn a gain by the same way
that you came."
1st KINGS 19:8 KJV The angel of the Lord came again the 2nd time, touched him (Elijah), and said, "Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you. He arose, drank, and went in the strength of that meat 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb the mountain of God.
1st KINGS 21:20-21,27-29 KJV - (King) Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you found me, O my enemy?" He (Elijah) answered, "I have found you." (The Lord says), "Because you have sold yourself to work evil in the sight of the Lord, I will bring evil upon you and will take away your posterity...."When Ahab heard those words, he rent his clothes, put sackcloth upon his flesh, fasted, lay in sackcloth, and went softly. The word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, "See how a Ahab humbles himself before Me? Because he humbles himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but in his son's days will I bring evil upon his house. (Spiritual insight: clear case study of generational sin.)
2nd CHRONICLES 7:13-14
2nd CHRONICLES 20:3 KJV - (King) Jehoshaphat feared, set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
EZRA 8:21 KJV - Then I (Ezra) proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of Him a right way for us, and for our little ones (children), and for all our substance (possessions).
NEHEMIAH 1:4 KJV - When I
(Nehemiah) heard these words, I sat down, wept, mourned certain
days, fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.
NEHEMIAH 9:1-3 KJV - In the 24th day of this month, the children of Israel were assembled (in Jerusalem) with fasting, sack clothes, and earth upon them. The seed (descendents) of Israel separated themselves from all strangers and stood and confessed their sins AND the sins of their fathers. They stood up in their place and read in the book of the law of the Lord their God 1/4 part of the day. Another 4th part they confessed and worshiped the Lord their God.
ESTER 4:15-16 KJV - Ester bid them return Mordecai this answer, "Go. Gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan. Fast for me. Neither eat nor drink 3 days and 3 nights. I and my maidens will fast likewise. I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law. If I perish; I perish."
ISAIAH 58:3-9,14 NIV - "Why have we fasted," they say, "and You have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves and You have not noticed?" (response) "On the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers. Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high. 5Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing one's head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord? 6Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter; when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? 8Then your light will break forth like the dawn and your healing will quickly appear..." the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
DANIEL 10:2-21 NIV - I, Daniel, mourned
for 3 weeks (21-23 days). I ate no choice (pleasant) food (bread). No meat
(flesh) or wine touched my lips.
I used no lotions (anointing oil) at all until the 3 weeks were over.
4Now, on the 24'th day of the 1st month...5I lifted my eyes and looked, and
behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose waist was girded with gold of Uphaz.
6His body was like beryl, His face like the appearance of lightning, His eyes
like torches of fire, His arms and feet like burnished bronze (brass) in color,
and the sound of His words like the voice of a multitude...
9I heard the sound of His words; and while I heard the sound of His words, I was in a deep sleep on my face, with my face to the ground. 10 Suddenly, a hand touched me, which made me tremble (lifted up) on (to) my knees and on the palms of my hands. 11He said to me, 'Oh Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you'...12He said to me, 'Do not fear, Daniel, for from the 1st day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.
13But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me 21 days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the (evil) kings (rulers) of Persia. 14Now I have come to make you understand'...20Now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come. 21But I will tell you what is noted in the Scripture of Truth. [No one upholds me against these (evil spirits/demons/powers), except Michael your prince.] (Spiritual insight: 21 days coming + 21 days back = 42 days.
God often recommends either 21 or 40 day fasts.)
JOEL 1:14 KJVer - Sanctify you a fast; call a solemn assembly; gather the elders and
all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God; and cry to the Lord.
JOEL 2:12 KJV - Now, says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting,
weeping and mourning. Rend your heart and not your garments.
Turn to the Lord your God, for He is gracious, merciful, slow to anger and kind (to him who) repents of evil."
New Testament Scripture
MATTHEW 4:4 -
Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
MATTHEW 6:6 - When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father Who is in the secret place. Your Father Who sees (you) in secret will reward you openly.
MATTHEW 6:17-18 KJV - When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that you appear not to men to fast, but in secret to your Father. Your Father, Who sees (you) in secret shall reward you openly.
MATTHEW 15:32 TLB - Kwikscan - Jesus Called His disciples to Him and said, "I pity thee people. They've been here with Me for 3 days now and have nothing left to eat; I don't want to send them away hungry or they will faint along the road."
MATTHEW 17:14-16 KJV - There came to Him a certain man, kneeling down to Him, saying, "Lord have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic and sore vexed. Often He falls into the fire and into the water. I brought him to Your disciples and they could not cure him."
MATTHEW 17:17 KJVer - Jesus answered and said, "O faithless (unbelieving) and perverse (perverted) generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I endure you? Bring him here to Me."
MATTHEW 17:18 KJV Jesus rebuked the devil, who departed out of him. The child was cured that very hour (moment).
MATTHEW 17:20-21 KJV - 20"(Because of your little faith,)" I (Jesus) say to you, "If you (believe) have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say (speak aloud) to this mountain, 'Remove here to yonder place'; and it shall remove. Nothing shall be impossible to you. [21However this kind does not go out, except by prayer and FASTING." (This "kind" may refer to deliverance of (specific/epilepsy) demons/exorcism &/or pertain to always being prepared via a lifestyle of fasting.)] (Spiritual insight: Verse 21 was NOT in earliest manuscripts, per TPNT. Ndifon www.christlove.org contends that fasting is mainly to hear God better, rather than for power; whereas Chavda www.watchofthelord.com fasts frequently for power.)
LUKE 2:37 - This woman was a widow of
about 84 years who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings
and prayers night and day.
LUKE 4:2 KJV - Jesus, being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being (at the end of - per TPNT footnote) 40 days tempted of the devil. In those days He did eat nothing. When they were ended, He afterward hungered.
JOHN 4:31-34 KJVer - 31His disciples prayed (urged)
Him saying, "Master, eat."
32But He said to them, "I have meat to eat that you know not of."
33Therefore said the disciples one to another, "Has any man brought Him anything to eat?" 34Jesus says to them, "My meat (spiritual nourishment/food) is to do the will of Him Who sent Me and to finish His work."
ACTS 10:30-31 KJV - Cornelius said, "4
days ago I was fasting until this hour.
At the 9th hour I prayed in
my house. Behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, and said,
'Cornelius, your prayer is heard. Your alms are remembered in the sight of
ACTS 13:2-3 KJV - As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, "Barnabas and Saul separate (unto) Me for the work to which I have called them. After they had fasted and prayed, they laid hands on (commissioned) them and sent them away.
ACTS 14:23 KJV - When they had prayed with fasting, and had ordained the elders in every church, they commended them to the Lord, on Whom they believed.
2nd CORINTHIANS 6:4-7 NIV - As servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance, troubles, hardships, distress, beatings, imprisonment, riots, hard work, sleepless nights, and hunger (fasting=KJV).
Corrie Ten Boom in Tramp for the Lord has a chapter
on Authority Over Demons.
The movie The Hiding Place is her autobiography of her internment during the holocaust.
She begins chapter
10 with Mark 16:17 "These signs shall follow them that believe; in My name
shall they cast out devils..." At that time the Communists did not allow
people to speak about demons. However, God had told Corrie to use her
authority in the Name
of Jesus. Corrie was afraid of the
but nonetheless willing to obey Mark 16:17. She told the congregation that the
servants (demons) of Satan were keeping them in bondage (wanting to receive
Christ, but unable). Then she said aloud, "In the Name of Jesus I command all dark powers keeping people from the blessings of God to disappear.
Go away! Get out of the hearts of these people.
Get out of this church. Go to the place where God sends you." Guess what? The people were free at last to receive Christ into their hearts. Corrie went on to expound on missionaries who have given all but "not taken all the boundless resources of God's promises. Many do not know about 2 precious weapons: the power of the blood of Jesus - and every Christian's legal right to use the wonderful Name of Jesus - to cast out demons." Corrie recommends fasting as part of armor of God. In Ravensbruck when they were starved, she and her sister reversed the lack of food to a FAST for God, which resulted in their having power to cast tormenting demons out of their barracks.
Fasting is often part of the protocol of doing ministry.
However, Christ was criticized for His disciples not fasting.
His response was that they would fast after the bridegroom was gone...
Roberts Liardon - God's Generals - www.robertsliardon.com Liardon shares the lifestyle of 12 men who operated in God's healing anointing - Dowie, Woodworth-Etter, Roberts, Parham, Seymour, Lake, Wigglesworth, Semple-McPherson, Kuhlman, Branham, Coe, and Allen. Some fasted daily due to poverty and dedication to God's calling, but most fasted frequently, especially before and during ministry...
Fasting was what the Holy Spirit called Jesus to do for 40 days at the inception of His ministry...
The temptation by Satan of Jesus in the desert consisted of 3 tests - spirit, mind, body.
The one regarding His body was intended to sabotage Jesus' fast. Jesus won that battle...
The 1st temptation of mankind involved food, the forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden. Both Adam and Eve lost that battle.
One can begin to get a glimpse of the relationship between sin, spirit and body. Spiritual wars have been won through fasting (not eating food or not sinning) and lost through lack of fasting [giving in to hunger/appetite/desires/thoughts (our own or our accepting the thoughts/deceptions of others)]...
We can abstain from food or we can abstain from (venial/mortal) sin (such as gossip/tattling/ ratting/squealing/sharing confidences/family secrets). Prayer lines can be gossip lines. When sin is put under the blood, then leave it there. Do not take it out and inspect it. Do not hang your own or another's dirty laundry out on the line for neighbors to see and talk about. Compulsions are of the enemy. If we NEED an emotional fix, it is not we but the enemy who is looking for attention. Satan is the accuser. God is the forgiver. Satan is the one who wants to air the dirty laundry. Satan is the one who wants the alcohol, the drug, the pill, the fix, the candy. Put/leave that impulse under the blood...
Tell the temptation, "Go in the name of Jesus." Call a friend. Go to church. Take a walk. Do a good deed. This is war! Fasting is not a holy day of obligation. Fasting is a life style. Fasting is war against the enemy in our life. Not a chess game. War.
Allen, AA - (1911-1970)
God's Guarantee to Heal You republished by
Caption - Thus Saith the Lord, the God of
David thy Father, I have heard thy prayer; I have seen thy tears. Behold,
I will heal thee. King James Version -
"Prayer and fasting should be an important part of your
preparations for healing.
Chapter 13 The Price of God's Miracle-Working Power - a summary of book by same name When Allen, a Methodist turned Pentecostal, had his wife lock him in a closet to pray and fast, God came to him and revealed 13 things blocking His miracle working power in his ministry. 11 of those things he shares in his book.
Allen, AA - The Price of God's Miracle-Working Power www.schambach.org
Chapter 2 The Disciple IS Not Above His Master "The Son of God spent long hours alone with His Father in order to cast out demons. He said, 'This kind goeth not out buy by prayer and fasting' (Matthew 17:21). So surely His disciple must also spend hours in fasting and prayer, waiting upon God and learning to think and at in unison with God, before he can expect to cast out such demons. Men ought always to pray, and not faint (Luke 18:1). Persistent habitual prayer...is the cause - miracles the result...If the disciple could attain the same results as Jesus did without paying the same price, the disciples would be greater than his master...The student of Jesus Christ CANNOT become greater than his teacher. He cannot learn anything Jesus does not know. He cannot find a shortcut to power with God."
Almonte, Tommy - The God That I Know, A Journey to Intimacy - www.creationhouse.com - Almonte shares that he spent 1 hour each day in prayer, but that God asked him AND his wife to spend one whole day each week also in prayer plus fasting. See chapter 5.
Baker, Rolland and Heidi -
There Is Always Enough - www.irismin.org
The 2005 edition delves into fasting at the end of the book. It is a "lifestyle" for His purposes.
Baker, Rolland and Heidi - The Hungry Always Get Fed - www.newwineministries.co.uk
This book is about spiritual hunger and how one needs to hunger after God. It is about His accomplishing in us what He wants, rather than our fasting to achieve/accomplish our goals.
Baker, Heidi - Compelled by Love - www.irismin.org - Chapter 6 Blessed Are the Pure in Heart "I would never tell my kids to go 3 weeks without eating before I would talk to them...We fast to be more hunger for Him, not to twist His arm" nor "gain more favor from God."
Bentley, Todd - The Reality of the Supernatural World - Exploring Heavenly Realms and Prophetic Experiences - www.soundoffire.com - Chapter 7 Ministering Under an Open Heaven reminds us to pray and fast.
Bevington, GC - This account from the life of a
Methodist minister G. C. Bevington in the 1800's -
"I was holding another meeting in
Ohio, and was invited to another place.
So, when through with this meeting, I went to the woods to settle this call. I crawled into a hollow log, as it was quite chilly, in the fall; and there God told me to go, so I went. I preached three nights, when I was notified that I could not preach any more in the schoolhouse. Knowing well that God had told me to come, again I went to the woods, and into another hollow-log. I lay there five days, and then came a puzzling circumstance. I began to get hungry, which usually means that the fast is called off; but I knew that I did not have the victory I was praying for, so I decided to remain in there until I heard
from Heaven, or died in the log. My hunger was increasing and I was feeling weak, both of which were usually good evidences that the fast was called off, or that I was through. I mention this to show the danger of getting in ruts, as God works entirely apart from ruts. The log was somewhat small, so that I was slightly cramped, and occasionally stretched out as best I could, by extending my arms out in front of me. While I had been telling the Lord that I was hungry and also that I was not satisfied thus far, on the 2nd 24 hour watch after I began getting hungry, as I stretched out my arm, my hand struck something unusual there. I found more like it and, gathering them up, I concluded that they were acorns, and was impressed to eat them. Well, I never was fond of acorns; but, oh, they tasted so good. But I said, 'How could acorns get in here?' as these seemed fresh. How long had they been in there, and how did it come that I had not felt them before,
as I had been extending my hand out that far for some time? These questions came up and had to be met some way. Well, I ate the 6 acorns, and felt refreshed. This was at 6: 00 p. m. I struck a match to find out the time. I lay there all night, and the next morning in stretching I found 6 more acorns. I felt all around but could find only the 6. Now, I found 6 fresh acorns in that hollow log 3 times a day for 4 days, until I had prayed the matter through, making in all 10 days that I was in that log. Well it became quite a curiosity to me to know how these 6 acorns got in there, so on the last day I crawled out of the log, left my shoes at the entrance as a pretense that I was in there, and went some distance to a hollow tree and there concealed myself. At 11:45 there came 6 large gray squirrels. Each one jumped up on that log and dropped his acorn down a knot hole. I said, 'Wonderful, wonderful, my God, here Thou hast been feeding me through these 6 squirrels;' and I just wept for joy to think that He was so mindful of my needs as to have these dumb animals obey Him. I said, 'Elijah isn't the only one who was fed by animals.' I crawled back in, oh, so humble. I have often wished that I could live feeling as humble as I have felt at times like this."
Bright, Bill - Steps to successful Fasting & Prayer - www.ifabooks.com
Brooks, Steven - book Working with Angels -
Subtitle - Flowing with God in the Supernatural Chapter
Reflections on Prayer and Fasting shares the apparition/vision of 2
angels + Jesus Christ inside a car where Steven was praying. It is
"spiritually productive and physically healthier to live a fasted lifestyle.
A fasted lifestyle is choosing to never eat all you want...Fasting does
not change God...Fasting changes us."
Steven Brooks 4/28/2008
Steven Brooks 2009 4/13/2009
Steven Brooks - Anointing 4/28/2010
Steven Brooks - Nuclear Power 4/30/2012 - Fasting Prayer - "When you fast and pray...one thing...that speeds up is God's going to work on your behalf." We progress from waiting on, to waiting with the Lord, before HE acts/manifests on behalf of us/others. Preceding certain events/causes Steven dials "down...food intake to only eating almonds and cashews while drinking just water and an occasional coffee."
Chapter 10 21 Day Fast Diary - John G Lake writes, "On the night of the 6th day of this fast that the Lord had laid on me, while in the act of washing my hands, the Spirit said, 'How long have you been praying to cast out demons?' I replied, 'Lord, a long time.' The Spirit said, 'From henceforth, thou shalt cast out demons.' I arose and praised God... The following Sunday...a violently insane man was brought to Lake, who commanded the demon to come out of him in Jesus' name.
The man was instantly delivered, and 2 days later was released from the institution that he had been confined in."
Brown, Catherine - Confessions of a Fasting Housewife - http://www.glory-of-zion.org
Brown, Ruth - Destroying the Works of Witchcraft Through Fasting - http://www.lakehamiltonbiblecamp.com/books/deliverd.htm
Stanley - The Master Cleanser with Special Needs and Problems - "I am
very much opposed to several days or weeks of water fasting...You may live an
active, normal life...while on the (10 day) lemonade diet (in book)...After one
has attained a clean, healthy body, and then desires to fast for purely
spiritual reasons, 30 or even 40 days
can cause no harm. 1st we must build
our physical bodies to their highest condition."
(Some of author's ideologies may lean toward occult.)
2 Tablespoon raw organic lemon/lime juice (approx 1/2 lemon)
2 Tablespoon organic maple syrup
1/10 Tablespoon organic cayenne pepper (or to taste)
Distilled/spring/pure warm water.
Combine juice, syrup and pepper in a 10 oz glass; will with water.
Consume 6-12 glasses during day for 10-40 days, 1-4 times a year, until toxins are removed;
former coated and fuzzy tongue (showing evidence of toxins being discharged)
will become clear pink and clean looking, not coated.
Campbell, Wesley & Stacey - Praying the Bible - the Pathway to Spirituality -
Chapter 3 Pray Every Day "The Jews. They fast on Monday and Thursday."
Thus Catholics were admonished to "fast on Wednesday and Friday," instead.
Chavda, Mahesh - The Hidden
Power of Prayer and Fasting -
read online chapter #1 What Is the Answer for Stevie? (with Down's syndrome)
Mahesh did 1, 7, 13, 14, 21, and 40 days fasts, and continues to do them, as the Lord leads.
His 1st fast began with 3 days of neither food nor water, followed by 13 days of water only.
Day 14 he was allowed to pray for Stevie, resulting in Stevie's healing from Down's syndrome and self-mutilation. [This 3 day fast might be looked upon as (1) Christ was buried in the tomb 3 days/nights, (2) Jonah was in the belly of the giant fish 3 days, and (3) there are 3 persons in the Trinity. (Sometimes to undo a curse, things need to be done/said 3 times, to counteract the counterfeit activity of Satan. Some prayers we need to repeat 3X in order to break curses or linkages to evil that have been invoked 3X to blaspheme the Trinity. We can pray to end a curse: in the name of the Father; repeat the prayer in the name of the Son; repeat prayer again in the name of the Holy Spirit. Otherwise, we can repeat the prayer 3x, each time ending with: in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost/Spirit.
Actually we can/should command "the curse" to be broken, rather than asking God to do it. "Curse, be broken, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit"...
Regarding the 21 day fasts, one can refer to when Daniel sought the Lord and got a message from an angel that he had been fighting his way to bring a message to Daniel. Daniel 10:12-14 12He said to me, "Fear not, Daniel, for from the 1st day you set your heart to understand and chasten (perhaps by fasting?) yourself before God, your words were heard. I have come because of your words (prayers). 13The prince (strongman/evil spirit/Satan's representative) of the kingdom of Persia withstood me 21 days...
Lo, Michael, one of the chief princes (holy angels) came to help me and I remained there with the kings of Persia. 14Now I have come to make you understand." Most know that Jesus was tempted by Satan after a 40 day fast. See Matthew, chapter 4.)] Mahesh says, "For the first 19 (of 29 40-day fasts), I limited my intake to water only.
After that, the Lord allowed me to drink juices." (The quote does not appear to mean water only for 19 days, followed by juice 21 days for a total of 40 days.) (An aside, eating was part of the original road to sin by the first people, Adam and Eve. Eating (pacifying one's emotions/appetite) may be a giant vulnerability in the human race. That may be part of the reason why fasting is so effective in the spiritual world.)
Chavda, Mashesh - The Hidden Power of the Believer's Touch www.watchofthelord.com
Chavda tells of a 40 year old mentally ill patient being delivered.
Chavda, Mashesh - Only Love Can Make a Miracle - When God's Power Takes Hold of a Man, It Can shake the World - www.watchofthelord.com
Chapter 9 By Prayer and Fasting shares that there is a "spirit of mutilation," which can be commanded out "in the name of Jesus" after one fasts in addition to prayer. (Healing and deliverance are not the same.) "When we pray for healing, we may not always get the answer we want, (the way we want or when we want), but we can always trust Jesus. We can release into His care the things that trouble us."
Chapter 13 The Sorcerer's Tree shares, "Prayer and fasting; it has been the undergirding of my ministry...During my fasts, it is not uncommon for God to give me special words of revelation and insight into His mind - sometimes about situations that have stumped me...I have made it a regular practice to go on two 40 day fasts each year...as well as two 21 day fasts...Often...the Lord would give me a special prayer assignment for that fast."
Chapter 15 Set the Nations Free asks us to "Pay the price of prayer and fasting."
Cho, David Yonggi - Successful Home Cell Groups - www.bridgelogos.com publisher - Chapter 12 Importance of Fellowship with the Holy Spirit shares that no one should fast without a specific goal. His congregation has the habit of frequent 1 and 3 day fasts, especially at Prayer Mountain retreat, Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, Korea.
Colbin, AnneMarie - Food and Healing - www.amazon.com - Colbin addresses 4 fasts - (a) daily, (b) to the 9th hour, (c) 1+ days, (d) and 1+ weeks, plus 3 methods - (a) water, (2) juice and broth, and (c) mono-diet. She discourages fasting while on medication, because the body becomes supersensitive. Water only fasts are discouraged due to the high level of water contamination AND because the body fat releases stored poisons into the bloodstream during such a fast.
Contreras, Dr Francisco - Coming Cancer Cure - book - www.oasisofhope.org - His dad (an MD) founded Oasis of Hope hospital in Mexico on the California border. Father and son are oncologists. Patients are evaluated for spiritual, physical and psychiatric/emotional problems, are introduced to Christ, and are prayed for. Clinic uses methods that are not FDA approved and has a high recovery rate. Francisco believes that 1% of cancer is demonic. He believes the bulk of cancer is from environment, clothing, and processed foods (sodas, bottled water, artificial sweeteners that cause brain damage, etc). Some terminal patients they are able to cure by conventional and alternative methods. If the patient comes to them on his death bed with all immunity gone due to chemo-therapy, etc, then the last resort is only prayer and fasting by the staff for the patient. Amazingly, the results are often miraculous. Francisco says that one's prayers are answered according to one's expectations.
Copeland, Kenneth - John G Lake - www.kcm.org - Lake shares in chapter 31 The Power of Divine Healing that his co-worker in S Africa prayed and fasted for days under a thorn tree for the end to a fever epidemic that had killed a quarter of the population in 1 month in an area of 350 miles. That man prayed until he at last needed prayer support. They witnessed a flock of demons, which his prayer partner cursed back to where they had come from. Immediately the epidemic stopped.
Dickow, Gregory - From the Inside Out
- A Revolutionary 40-day Fast From Wrong Thinking -
Dickow, Gregory - Revolution - from the Inside Out - http://fromtheinsideout.us/
"Revolution - Day #1 - Today weíre fasting from the thought that says, 'I Canít Change.'
Weíve all felt at times like we canít change a certain (bad/negative attitude, behavior, feeling, reaction,) habit, or a characteristic about ourselves...Thatís what this fast from wrong thinking is all about. As we change our thought patterns and mindsets, ANYTHING can change. And changing our mindsets is simply a process of replacing defective thoughts with biblical mindsets. So, if youíve felt like you canít change, you CAN...CHANGE IT TODAY:
1. Believe that the power to change is a GIFT. 2 Timothy 2:25 says God grants Ďrepentanceí, or Ďthe power to changeí, as a gift. The ability to experience lasting change in any area of our life is a gift from God.
2. Receive the gift of repentance or 'the gift to change', by FAITH. Believe that every good gift comes from the Father (James 1:17).
3. All change begins by believing you are loved by God.
Romans 2:4b says, Don't you realize that it is God's loving kindness that is trying to lead you to Him and change the way you think and act? (Godís Word Translation).
4. Notice in that verse His love & kindness changes the way we think; THEN it changes the way we act. All lasting change begins by surrendering my thought life to the Word of God (Romans 12:2).
5. Believe in the process that leads to progress. Donít worry if it doesnít happen right away.
Jesus touched the blind man once, than touched him again, before he was completely healed (Mark 8:22-26).
6. Re-define yourself ONLY as what God says about you. Disconnect from past definition of your habits, traits and limitations. You are being changed into His image. (2 Corinthians 3:18)...
THINK IT & SAY IT (out loud):
'God has given me the gift to change. I can change my habits, emotions and life by changing the way I think.
I submit to the process of renewing my mind. I expect divine progress and supernatural change. I believe the love that God has for me, and that produces change in me. I refuse to accept past definitions and limitations of myself.
As I embrace Godís view of me through the mirror of His Word, I am being changed into His image, in Jesusí Name.'
In His Great Love, Gregory Dickow"
Dickow, Gregory - NEWSLETTERS containing some of the 40 day fast daily manna encouragements http://community.icontact.com/p/gregorydickowministries/newsletters/fromtheinsideout1
Duggan, Dorman with Hammond, Frank -
The Strong Man of Unbelief - Whose Report Will You Believe? -
Authors contend that neither the Greek nor the NIV translation of the Bible
report Jesus requiring His disciples to fast in difficult cases. [MATTHEW 17:21 KJV However this
kind does not go out, except by
prayer and FASTING."] Fasting is often an excellent
thing to do, but in this instance the root issue seems to be the LACK of BELIEF!
We all agree, that mental illness and epilepsy, in addition to
demonization, can be very very intimidating. The authors
suggest that rather than the disciples being failures, it was the failure of the
citizens of Nazareth; the failure to BELIEVE. [Mark 6:1,4- KJV -
1He went out from there and came into His own country. His disciples
4Jesus said, "A prophet is not without honor, but (except) in His own country, among His own kin, and in His own house." 5He could do NO mighty work, save that He laid His hands upon a few sick fold, and healed them. 6He marveled because of their UNBELIEF...
Matthew 17:19-20 KJVer Jesus' disciples came apart and said, "Why could we not cast him out?" Jesus said, "Because of your UNBELIEF. Verily I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, 'Move (from) here to yonder,' and it shall move. Nothing shall be impossible to you." Either the disciples' or the community's, UNBELIEF may have been the key handicap.
Eckhardt, John - Marine Demons - http://www.arsenalbooks.com/prodinfo.asp?number=1883927285 - http://www.impactnetwork.net - "Marine spirits are strong and some will only be defeated through fasting. Marine spirits are a different kind of demon...Many mind-binding and mind-controlling spirits...have the form of a squid or an octopus. These spirits have tentacles that wrap around the minds of people hindering them from thinking clearly. These spirits cause much confusion and help blind people from seeing the truth."
Ferrell, Ana Mendez - Regions of Captivity -
"Fasting"...sensitizes us to the spiritual world in order to hear and see" into
the supernatural and helps us to pray "effectively under a prophetic anointing
to deliver persons being held captive."
Ferrell, L. Emerson - Quantum Fasting - Food for Thought - www.thevoiceofthelight.com - Aggressive fasting plus keeping one's focus on the Trinity opens the portholes of heaven. The impression given to the reader that is that no one is truly born-again until he enters this porthole on a regular basis, somewhat like the marriage where one needs to consummate his marriage to have intimacy that is not legally/spiritually available during engagement or dating.
Chapter 4 Purposes and Benefits of Fasting - "Take authority over physical appetites and...recapture territory previously stolen...Experience freedom from those prisons. Fasting is the quickest and most powerful way to break open doors holding you captive in your mind and body...Fasting is THE principal tool to display your determination to retake what you have surrendered through ignorance...fasting is a lifestyle...The heavens will remain open in your life and mind. For those who fast, the atmosphere created by the Holy Spirit...is the portal by which revelation enters our life and changes our consciousness...(It) is the absolute necessity to fast in order to change one's current condition...Every revelation of Christ we uncover unlocks treasures designed for our personal development and destiny."
Chapter 5 Quantum Fasting and the Supernatural - "Adam fell by opening his mouth to eat...Be fed by the Holy Spirit...Eternity does NOT begin when we die...Christ is eternity and those who taste Him never die...Spiritual surgery (is) conducted by the Holy Spirit through fasting."
Chapter 7 Our Spirit Is His Key - "God smells a sweet aroma from our flesh 'burning' on the altar of fasting...That condition creates a scent and a different frequency in our bodies...and becomes the vehicle for (better) understanding the spiritual nature of God."
chapter 9 Stones to Bread - "The eldest of Isaac, Esau, sold his covenant birthright (to Jacob) for food...
The Tempter came and said (to Jesus during His 40 day fast), 'If You are the Son of God, command these stones to turn into loaves'" (Satan said this in an attempt to derail God's pan to redeem mankind.)
Chapter 14 Old Wine Skins - "The original design of the body was created to live for 1,000's of years free from disease."
Chapter 15 Fasting Is Medicine - "Fasting is God's natural detoxification treatment...is medicine...no side effects...The blood was designed by God to supply both physical life and spiritual DNA. The devil knows the power of blood, because it is what defeated him... God required the Israelites to eat (& omit) certain foods to protect their blood as well as to provide proper nutrition."
Chapter 16 Fasting and Physiology - "Pharmaceutical drugs kill more people every year than are killed in traffic accidents... Over 75% of ADRs (adverse drug reactions) were dose-dependent...due to inherent toxicity of the drugs rather than to allergic reactions."
Chapter 18 Fasting Births Prophets - "Our physical world consists of material from the invisible realm. The spiritual world is invisible to our naked eye, because of the (faster) speed in which it moves...Foods are not just protein and carbohydrates but physical matter that...vibrate at different frequencies...(plus) influence our...blood and cells."
Fluitt, Clarice - Chapter 1 @
- Chapter 9 Moving Your Boundaries - "He said, 'I know somebody in
the body of Christ has been fasting.
We are one body, so come on p and take their fast.'
I thought, 'Can
you do that?'
I had to move my religious boundaries."
Franklin, Jentezen - Fasting - book #S 155
Fuhrman, Dr Joel - Fasting and Eating for Health - Saint Martin's Press - "Fasting and starting a natural diet should be the 1st treatment when someone discovers that they have a medical problem."
Heflin, Ruth Ward -
REVIVAL GLORY (495KB)
Chapter 2 Lifted Up for Revival "Stop squandering all
your prayer time on things
that will pass away and start believing God for
things that will last forever.
Some of us are guilty of fasting and praying to keep the very things God wants us to let go."
Heflin, Ruth Ward Harvest Glory - 1999 autobiography - www.revivalglory.org - God told Heflin that He would deal with her "in 7s and 8s...I want you to fast 7 days and eat on the 8th, fast 7 more days and eat on the 8th, and do it for 7 weeks and eat (resume without a fast) on the 8th week."
Hickey, Marilyn -
Fasting and Prayer - www.mhmin.org
Hickey, Marilyn - The Power of Prayer and Fasting - www.mhmin.org
Hickey, Marilyn - Your Pathway to Miracles - Chapter 7 Miracles from the Prayer Closet - "When my mother was 40 years old, she reached out to God to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit out of desperation concerning my father's mental illness. Because he was mentally broken, he'd become verbally and physically abusive...Shortly after this, my father was admitted to a mental hospital, and the doctors said he would never come out again. Yet my mother began to pray and fast, and, within one year, my father was healed...She lived to be 90 years of age and prayed intensely for everything."
[Hickey, Marilyn - Shattered Mind NOT Demon Possessed - http://www.marilynandsarah.org/2012/03/jewish-feasts-part-1/ - Testimony begins at end approx 23:23 where Marilyn shares that William Branham http://www.williambranham.com/ told her mom to place her tear stained handkerchief on her husband to allow God to heal him, that he was NOT demon possessed but rather had a shattered mind. Charles Capps was given similar revelation regarding ministry to some with mental issues.]
Hinn, Benny - The Miraculous Power Released Through Prayer and Fasting - www.bennyhinn.org
Hogan, David - David has 8 booklets
available from Sid Roth's Messianic Vision and includes
How to Raise the Dead - The series includes his typical dietary regime: 3
days fast from all food and liquids, then 3 days of eating, as a lifestyle.
Other links one might like: https://www.hopefaithprayer.com/word-of-faith/river-god-david-hogan/ or https://renewaljournal.com/2011/07/20/the-river-of-god-bynbspdavid-hogan/
@ http://www.insightsofgod.com/index.html (Good resource for many autobiographies and biographies)
+http://housechurchministriesforjesus.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/DavidHogan_Feb.13th-2011.pdf AUDIO - http://www.insightsofgod.com/downloads/david_hogan_1.wma + http://www.insightsofgod.com/downloads/david_hogan_2.wma + http://www.insightsofgod.com/downloads/david_hogan_witchdoctor.mp3 + http://fuegodedios.com/record.htm + http://www.freedom-ministries.us/
Irabor, George B - Dimensions of Fasting - Oct-Dec/2007
Grace Envoy magazine editorial -
Dedham, Massachusetts, USA -
"If you fast at least one day a week, at the end of a year you will have fated
for 52 days. You will have tithed more than 10 % of your days to
God...CONSISTENCY in fasting helps to prepare you for the greater things in
1-3 day fast aid in subduing fleshly problems...3-10 day fast aids in breaking yokes in your family...10-21 day fast aids in breaking...yokes over cites and nations...When fasting for long periods of time, it is prudent to let a spiritual authority or mentor know...to pray...you through any unforeseen physical or spiritual difficulties...When God has a burden, He looks for a man to SPEAK it and to birth it into existence." Mention is also made of our not offending others by refusing to eat in their presence. Use wisdom, mercy and kindness in dealing with others and self regarding whether or not to break or alter a fast.
Kelley, Earthquake - book #1122 "Bound to Lose, Destined to Win" - http://earthquakekelleyministries.org/books/ - Chapter 4 A Trip to Hell - Earthquake attended the Utopian Temple Church of God in Christ and was mentored under Pastor Joe Lee and Lucy Hughes who taught him about deliverance and empowered him to overcome demonic spirits. Pastor Lee "went on long fasts and cast demons out of people" including those who would rededicate their "life to Christ and backslide again." Wisdom without power is of NO use!
Kunneman, Brenda - The Supernatural
You - Living from the Well of God's Spirit within You
www.lohchurch.org - chapter 5
Supernatural Equipment Is in Your House -
Matthew 17:14-21 "Jesus wasn't saying that every time you meet up with this kind of demon you need to...go out and fast and pray 1st. He was saying that by making a habit of prayer and fasting, you position yourself to walk in the kind of faith needed."
Lim, Jim Ė Chapter 8 on Fasting - http://www.jesushealsmi.com/Books/FAP_E/FAP%20Ch8.pdf
Lowery, TL - Walking in the Supernatural - book - www.tllowery.org/ - Web interview: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3330728582264121859 - www.deeperliving.com - At end of a 40 day water fast, a healing cloud manifested over those congregants who were subsequently healed and delivered.
David - Nigeria - Satan Get Lost - excellent
filenames/Oyedepo.Dr%20David%20!Satan%20Get%20Lost.pdf Chapter 5 - "Some people think they can use fasting to deal with Satan's tricks. Note that Jesus was in the midst of a fast when Satan came to tempt Him. We are talking about a man of tricks."
Mendez-Ferrell, Ana - Eat My Flesh, Drink My Blood -
Chapter 3 How Does This Great Mystery Occur? -
"My husband fasts...He has fasted more than 200 days. On extended
fasts that lasted
40-50 days, angels have descended to feed him with a
meal of light, after receiving Communion."
Ferrell, Emerson The Power of Fasting #1 live TV http://www.vimeo.com/1107660 - The power of fasting Vol.2 live TV - VOTLM - http://www.vimeo.com/1107660?pg=embed&sec=1107660
Prince, Derek -
Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting -
Christian Growth Ministries, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33302 USA. (Prince was born in Bangalore, India.)
Book preface reminds us that American President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a
national day of prayer and fasting to be celebrated 4/30/1863 and
thereafter annually. Likewise, the God ordered Moses/Israel to "afflict
your souls by a statue forof fasting is very ever," which the Jews interpret as a requirement to
observe an annual day of fasting/repentance. See Leviticus 16:31.
This same Acts 27:9 Day of Atonement is called Yom Kippur in Hebrew.
Such fasting can be for repentance of personal or national sins. Combined
with prayer it can affect the outcome of war and national elections.
Chapter 5 I Have Seen History Shaped Through Prayer shares some of such testimonies. This is called spiritual warfare.
Prince, Derek - Fasting - booklet www.derekprince.com
Free upon written request from http://www.bennyhinn.org
Rodgers, Bob - America Fasting for Revival
www.americafastingforrevival.us - Chapter 5 - The Sin of Prayerlessness - I Samuel Chapter 31: Having buried their
bones, they "fasted
7 days"...so as to also bury the curses triggered by their king.
"Where close relatives are under a generational curse...(and) one of those
family members dies. The demons who have driven them, ow look for members
of the same blood line to dwell in. Those evil spirits feel they have a
right to a family for 4 generations. Sometimes...200 years or
longer...When those family members die, you go on a fast to stop the curse...
The length of fasting is very important. If one fasts 1-3 days this generally affects a situation that is pressing at that moment...A longer fast such as a 21 or 40 day fast is a life changer...Discipline is doing what you don't want to do everyday to get good at what you want to do...Worse than being hungry is Satan holding back what God has promised you and your family...Many will never reach that (great destiny) level, if they don't add fasting to their discipline with God....
Tommy Osborn fasted all food and water 3 days, as he sought God's presence. The Lord spoke: 'As I've been with others, so I will be with you. Wherever you go, I will give you the land for your possession. No: demon, disease or power can
stand before you all the days of your life, IF you get the people to believe My Word'...(In scripture) without fasting Daniel would have been a statistic and not a history maker... been eaten by the lions and never accomplished what God had for him to do. Many times Satan will withhold the promises God has for you. You can NOT be passive."
Roberson, Dave - The Walk of the Spirit - The Walk of Power
The Vial Role of Praying in Tongues - Chapter 13 Prayer and Fasting - The Power Twins
Towns, Elmer L. -
Teaching Small Groups -
1. The Fasts God Chooses - Putting the issue of fasting into biblical perspective
2. The Discipleís Fast - Fasting for freedom from addiction
3. The Ezra Fast - Fasting to solve problems
4. The Samuel Fast - Fasting to win people to Christ
5. The Elijah Fast - Fasting to overcome negative emotions and habits
6. The Widowís Fast - Fasting to provide for the needy
7. The Saint Paul Fast - Fasting for decision making
8. The Daniel Fast - Fasting for influential testimony
9. The John the Baptist Fast - Fasting for influential testimony
10. The Esther Fast - Fasting for protection from the evil one
11. Choosing the Fast - God Chooses for You Selecting the appropriate fast
Valentine, Gemma - How to Become Single after Divorce - Oct-Dec/2007 Grace Envoy magazine - www.foundationofgracebos.org "Abstinence is for the body to be cleansed from spirits that were transferred during sexual activity outside of the covenant of marriage, or due to infidelity during marriage, or for a period of purification and consecration of the body before marriage...For a person to remarry after divorce, the (minimum) accepted sabbatical rest is one year...The healing process may take longer." Sexual strongholds need to be broken; then "there will be no sexual fantasies. You could look at...the opposite sex or the same sex and don't feel anything (immoral/seductive/forbidden/ selfish)."
Wallis, Arthur - God's Chosen Fast - http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Chosen-Fast-Arthur-Wallis/dp/0875085547#reader_B004RIHBWG - read online -
Williams, Dave - The Miracle Results of Fasting - booklet -
Chapter 9 Defeating Leviathan reveals that Leviathan is an invisible
spiritual "demonic being that is sometimes loosed against the children of God
and the ministries of God," requiring a lifestyle of prayer and fasting.
He notes that the mouth of the creature does
a shaking, but be forewarned that the tail does a last sweep. "You may recall in the book of Revelation how the tail of the dragon knocked the stars out of heaven. He dragged down a third of them with his tail." "God said to me, 'As a result of this fasting, I am advancing your ministry by 10 years.'" "DL Moody, Charles Finney, and Charles Spurgeon...all practiced fasting regularly." "Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine...said...'Our food should be our medicine, our medicine should be our food, but to eat when you're sick is to feed your sickness.'" "Dr Dean Ornish says that after fasting just 12 hours toxins will begin to leave." "Fasting does for us mentally what it does for us physically. It removes toxic thoughts from our minds." "When we fast, we put our spirit in charge of our minds." George McCluskey fasted every lunch time, first for his children, then for his grandchildren, and then for his great grandchildren. "A 70 year old man...on an extended supervised fast...after 6 days, his enlarged prostate had shrunk to the sixe of a young man's. Then his sinuses cleared up. His breathing became normal. And on the 36th day a miracle occurred when he regained permanent hearing in his deaf ear. A few days later he found that his sex drive had returned, and he was no longer impotent."
Wommack, Andrew - www.awmi.net - Andrew presently teaches that what Jesus Christ did for us YESTERDAY is sufficient, that all we need to do is to appropriate it, and that fasting and such is for our own character building rather than to move God, Who already moved 2,000 years ago through His Son Jesus. August 2010
Yun, Brother with Hattaway, Paul - The Heavenly Man - www.asiaharvest.org - Chapter Through the Valley of Death shares fasting deliverance prayer, "Spirit of hunger, leave me now, in the name of Jesus Christ."
Allen, Bruce -
"In Malaysia they take children from 4 years old up to teenagers, they go on week-end retreats, they are fasting and prayer retreats. Not little Bible school, letís go have fun and games retreats. Theyíre fasting and praying, do you know who theyíre fasting and praying for?...You. I kid you not. Theyíre praying for America; theyíre weeping for America. This little boy went because his parents made him go. He was very sad and dejected and as heís laying on his face praying, or trying to prayÖwham! Heís caught up into the 3rd heaven for over an hour. He has an experience with God that radically changed and transformed his life so much so that he came back from that week-end; in those schools over there you test out of every grade itís a national thing. He took his test and was the 3rd highest in all the schools. Itís not that he didnít study, whatever came on him, he just wasnít retainingÖbut GodÖHe came back and can quote the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. He preaches like nobody youíve ever known. Heís just a kid, you can play and have fun, but when you start talking about God itís like this mantle of the wisdom of the ages comes on him. He said this, Heís coming back sooner than you think.
Every one of those little kids weíve ever heard about has this same theme, no matter what their experience. Heís coming back sooner than you think. Itís the parousia. Itís a sign to us, this ever increasing presence of God that shortly now, itís finished. And you have a destiny in God. You have a profound destiny. Youíre destiny is not 'blessed assurance, this seat is mine', oh what a foretaste of death on the vine."
Alston, Venner - 40 Day Fast
(Perhaps one could fast 6PM-6AM instead of 6AM-6PM or even 2 days on and 2 days off, which Alston practices.)
Alston, Venner - https://drvjalston.org/ignite-blog/
Alston, Venner - https://ofm6z46z825qpxk83fa00q1a-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IS1024Transcript_Alston.pdf 12/30/2019 @ https://sidroth.org/television/tv-archives/venner-alston/?src=banner_tv
"We began to notice is that after I became a believer, I started noticing that because I had a cycle of prayer.
I'd pray 2 days, I'd fast 2 days. I'd eat. Then I'd fast 2 days and I'd eat. Well, what I discovered is that sometimes when people would walk up to me, I knew what they were going to say before they said it. I didn't have a language grid so I didn't know how I knew that so I kind of started, kept that quiet. But as I began to emerge and God began to restore prophetic language back to the body of Christ, I then had language that was a descriptor of what it was I was experiencing. Then I could just continue to hear the voice of God and declare what I heard Him say in the spirit."
3/9/-4/30/2011 USA Catholic Missalette - Communal Anointing of the Sick "This sacrament gives the grace of the Holy Spirit to those who are sick: by this grace the whole person is helped (body, mind and spirit) and saved (from death, disease, damnation, demons and defect)...The word 'quarantine' literally means '40' days. The 40 Days of Lent are for the Church a kind of healing retreat, a quarantine. The Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving have been called the 'medicines' that make the Church healthy." Quarantine per Webster's (1979) New Universal Unabridged Dictionary - "1.A period of 40 days...In English law...40 days during which the widow of a man seized of land had the privilege of remaining in her husband's mansion house, and during which time her dower was to be assigned. 2.A period, originally of 40 days, during which a vessel arriving from an infected port, or being suspected of carrying a contagious disease on board, is detained in port in strict isolation."
Chavda, Mahesh - http://www.theremnant.com/January2008on-line.pdf - Deliverance of Stevie a self-mutilator who had downs syndrome. Mahesh was not allowed to eat or drink water for 3 days and food for 14 days (but only to pray in tongues). After, when he was with Stevie, he commanded the evil "spirit of abuse...'In the name of Jesus you foul spirit of mutilations, come out of him now!'", setting Stevie free - at long last. Praise God.
Copeland, Kenneth -
Fasting and Prayer -
(1) Decide the purpose of the fast.
(2) Proclaim the fast before the Lord.
(3) Believe you receive.
(4) Minister to the Lord.
(5) Minister to others. Always minister to others AFTER the fast! You need to use the spiritual power within you to meet the needs of people. If you fast according to the Word of God, you will be spiritually built up. Minister to others during the fast only as you are led of the Father to do so."
Finney, Charles -
"When asked the secret to his success in the ministry, Finney simply
said, 'The secret is prayer. I always get up at 4:00 in the morning, and I
pray from 4:00 to 8:00 every morning...I found myself quoting scripture after
scripture to the Lord, reminding Him of His promises...Finney pled his case with God for revival in the cities
where he would be
preaching based on the promises in God's Word...
There isn't one account given that Finney ever pulled down demonic strongholds, prayed against devils, or dealt with ruling princes over cities, yet whole town were won to the Lord where Finney preached."
Father Nash preceded Finney to each city where he fasted and prayed for days at a time...
Regarding the Texas region, Mother Howard is cited for preparing the soil. "Mother Howard began praying, taking 1 town at a tie and continuing to pray until a Full Gospel church was raised up in the town she was praying for. She'd pray from 10 AM until mid-afternoon. Then after supper, she'd begin praying again and continue until midnight or later, depending on how the Holy Spirit led her. Mother Howard was praying for souls."
editorial Timeless Teaching of Kenneth E Hagin - Praying for the Harvest 7/2008 Word of Faith magazine.
1/1946 - "Many miracles of healing
were performed by the Holy Spirit in the Name of Jesus.
Demons were cast out, lunatics healed, cancers disappeared, the blind saw, the
stomach ulcers disappeared, palsy was quieted, tuberculosis healed, asthma,
the smoking and drinking habits were given up and many more sicknesses vanished.
Scores of folk were baptized at the altars."
"One day while in deep consecration the Spirit spoke (to T.L. Osborn) thus: 'My
son, as I was
with Price, Wigglesworth and others, so will I be with thee. They are dead, but
now it is time
for you to arise, to go and do like-wise. You can cast out devils; YOU heal the
sick; YOU raise
the dead; YOU cleanse the lepers. Behold I give you power over all the power of
Be not afraid. Be strong. Be of good courage. I am with thee, as I was with them.
No evil power
shall be able to stand before THEE all the days of thy life, as you get the
people to believe my Word. I used those men in their day; now I desire to use THEE'...In
a single campaign which we conducted,
as many as 125 deaf-mutes, 90 totally blind, and 100's of other equally
have resulted. Happy and joyful conversions have numbered as many as 9,000 in
Box 4231, Tulsa 9, Oklahoma...
"This latent power is FASTING AND PRAYER. This is a prayer that is prayed under the influence of fasting. Our spiritual progress will be like supersonic speed...FASTING AND PRAYER make it far easier to DELIGHT OURSELVES IN THE LORD, it will give us the light ON THIS POWER. SPACE and TIME TO GOD WILL SHRINK AND DISTANCE WILL CEASE TO BE, when one receives the potential light and puts it into practice...
The power of the Spirit is developed to a high degree by many through the use of the most powerful agent known to man, fasting and prayer. Without fasting, prayer becomes ineffectual. Fasting restores and amplifies prayer power. A 21 or 40 day prayer and fast will most assuredly hasten the Christian to such a deep and wonderful experience with God that 21 days will equal 21 years. 40 days will equal 40 years...Fasting is the most potent power of the universe, and is placed at the disposal of every believer...The Roman historian, Plutarch, said, 'Instead of using medicine, fast a day'...
'We compare "FASTING AND PRAYING" with the power of the atomic bomb, because, to the Christian, fasting will truly bring atomic spiritual power'...The spiritual atomic power with God, that lies available to every Christian. The scientist can now use and harness the power of the material atom, but the Christian can use and harness the dynamic power of the great Creator of the atom. As the Creator is greater than that which He has created, so is the power wielded by the Christian, through fasting and prayer, greater than that wielded by the atomic scientist...
A complete fast is a fast from the time hunger leaves, until the time hunger returns. Such a fast may continue from 21-40, depending on the individual, and also on the amount of time it takes you to get your prayers through to Heaven. Fasting and Starvation are also 2 entirely different things. DRINK WATER WHEN FASTING (over 3 days)...
In about 2 weeks, more or less, the average individual will have most of the wastes, poisons, toxins, fecal materials, etc., eliminated. That is, unless this individual has a deep-seated functional ailment. Even if this be the case, this should be relieved and healed if the fast is continued...
Anyone can fast for long periods of time, but only the Christian can expect supernatural results...
Jesus is not criticizing the eating to live. But He is greatly condemning the 'living to eat'...
The lack of fasting explains the great 'falling away,' the 'losing their first love,' because man cares more for his 'desire-nature,' than for the fortification of his soul. People have failed to follow the complete pattern of the faith formula of Christ, given in Matthew, chapter 17, or Mark 9:29. They not only failed to have power to do the impossible, but after the days of the apostles the church became powerless, and eventually began to say that the days of healing were over; that the miracles were not for them anymore; the Holy Spirit, after the Bible pattern, was forsaken, and the power of the apostolic age was lost. Many splits soon divided the church of Jesus Christ. The men of old that had fasted and prayed, and who had power with God to perform miracles of healing, had either died, or had been martyred. The younger generations discontinued the use of fasting...
Many, if not all, the American Indian tribes sought revelation of the Great Spirit through Prayer and Fasting. When they had famines, food shortages, lack of rain, etc., the Great Spirit was sought through prayer and fasting, and their prayers were answered. In certain tribes nearly all Indian children who came to the age of puberty were set aside in prayer CHILDREN FAST and a fast of 7-10 days, to burn out, so to speak, the evil sex desires, so that they would have high moral thoughts, and live a high spiritual life. As they grew and developed into manhood or womanhood the practice of fasting was continued...
From questionnaires sent to 55,000 children of school age, that 16,000 of them had never heard of the Ten Commandments, let alone quote the Lordís prayer...
Fasting is beneficial to children. When a child becomes ill, very often several meals, or several days fasting, will fix up everything. Many children as they grow and eat rich foods, develop a pimpled complexion. The source of the condition is in the stomach. The stomach tries to unload its poisonous material in the blood, and to some extent through the skin. Only a few days of fasting will eradicate all traces of the symptoms...Babies quite frequently suffer from over-feeding rather than under-feeding...The 'colic, gases in the stomach, belching, vomiting, diarrhea,í and many other baby disturbances can be quickly eliminated by a fast of 1 or more meals...
Fasting was part and parcel of the very life of Christ, and yet this very essential part of Christian life has been ignored by many Christians as if it were an unsolved mystery. It was never meant to be hidden, and should never have been so overlooked...
Surely such a stupendous truth cannot continue to be a secret hidden in plain sight for over 1,900 years...Try this truth that gives such a treasure-house of riches and strength. We do not fast to merit favor from God or as a penance...
Would we not do well to follow our Lordís example, and avail ourselves of this mighty weapon with which to meet and overcome him 'who goes about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour'...
The great revelation of why He fasted, was shown when He healed this lunatic boy, and answered the question that the disciples had asked Him: "Why could not we cast him out?" Matt. 17:19...
Then the secret of Jesusí fast was revealed, and He showed to them and to us what 'Super-Atomic Power' one can have...'by prayer and fasting.' Matt. 17:20-21...
Our Lord teaches here the big difference between prayer alone, and prayer, combined with fasting...
The disuse of fasting is in direct opposition to the practice, example, and the teaching, of Christ...
Christ could not have been tempted by something He did not need. But we read that 'when He had fasted 40 days and 40 nights, He was afterward an hungered.' Now, Jesus could turn these stones into bread and yield to an appetite similar to the one Eve yielded to in the Garden of Eden. The answer that Jesus gave was not only an answer to Satan, but throws a challenge to all humanity: 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.' Matt. 4:4. Jesus received the Holy Spirit, but this did not seem sufficient. It requires fasting and prayer to operate the Holy Ghost. Jesus, at 30 years of age, only after praying and fasting 40 days and 40 nights, began to manifest Himself as the Son of God with all power, signs, and wonders. There was such an awakening! Fasting is the most powerful means at the disposal of every child of God. Fasting literally becomes prayer to the praying Christian, prayer that is as different as an atomic bomb compared to an ordinary bomb. Prayer alone is like the ordinary bomb, and the fast with prayer, is comparable to the Super-Atomic Bomb...
Usually, the 1st few days of a fast are the most difficult time to pray, because the weakness of the body has not gone, and the body has not been cleansed. Pray as much as possible, as long as possible, and as fervently as possible, regardless of lack of strength, and when you get over 'the hump,' it becomes easier to fast and pray; generally speaking, you get stronger physically...
Years ago, a shoe cobbler did this very thing. He was living in Denver, Colorado. After fasting and praying for 40 days, the power of God became so real and precious, that he gave up his shoe business, started preaching on the street corners, and blessing sick people through the healing ministry of Christ. Hundreds of sick people were prayed for daily, and many miraculously healed. Blind eyes were opened; deaf ears were un-stopped; deaf and dumb spoke; ulcers, cancers, arthritis, and tuberculosis cases, were gloriously healed. The lame leaped for joy. Wheel chairs, beds, crutches and braces were left ,behind by the ones that were healed in Jesusí name. All this in answer to the prayers of an individual who caught a revelation through prayer and fasting 40 days...
After several days of the fast have passed, the hunger appetite #2 actually leaves. If the fast is prolonged, in a few days, possibly a week or 10 days more, the weakness leaves, and the average individual feels even stronger than he did before he began the fast...
The next thing that is noticed, and this is noticeable during the first of the fast, is that appetite, #3, sex desire, leaves. Then, finally, as the one who is fasting proceeds to pray and commune with God, and earnestly seeks the God of Heaven, the greed appetite #4, or the appetite that is the over anxious driving force which causes man to work hard at his job, and worry over his home affairs and his business, be. comes so diminished that it seems insignificant. It usually requires many days of fasting before the greed appetite diminishes. This explains why a long fast is sometimes necessary. The chief interest now is in seeking God in prayer and fasting. One becomes indifferent to natural things. It is wonderful when one is glorifying God in his whole body, soul, and spirit, with all his members focused toward heaven. As Sister Mary Sommerville writes, 'It was so wonderful I never wanted to eat again. The unspeakable glories of heaven were all around me; I felt as if I were sailing all the time.' So glorious an ecstasy is this marvelous experience, that our every faculty can at last be extended toward heaven for the glory of Jesus Christ. The precious Holy Spirit may at last have His way with our lives in every way and detail. We hear His voice, as our spirit is attuned to heavenly things...
Fasting will be a heavy, burdensome experience, because Satan does not want you to obtain the great 'FAITH' that is promised to one who fasts. You will be fighting against spiritual forces of darkness...
Spiritually, one will feel as if the demons of hell are turned against him. It is doubtful if you will ever have such trials as the strange ones that show up while fasting, or at the close of the fasting period. The trials encountered at this time are numerous; naturally, the Devil will fight to prevent a child of God making headway toward FAITH. It simply means defeat for Satan. Jesusí greatest testing came after He had fasted 40 days and 40 nights. Before HE PERFORMED a SINGLE MIRACLE, HE fasted. FASTING and PRAYER DRIVES OUT ALL UNBELIEF and DOUBT...
Starvation begins after most of the body weight is lost. It usually starts after true hunger returns, which is seldom less than 21 days, and may be as long as 40, or even 60 days...
Avicenna, the great Arabian physician, clearly sensed the value of fasting, since he often prescribed as long as a three-weeks fast for his patients, especially for syphilis and smallpox. Dr. Isaac Jennings, as early as 1822, employed fasting successfully as an aid in almost every kind of ailment...
Many incurable diseases in man are caused by demons. Demons cannot be cured. They must be cast out. It often requires prayer and fasting to do so...Most folk would be far better off if they would pray and fast at least 1 day a week, they would be stronger physically, and deeper spiritually. Most of the early churches, especially the Methodists, had at least 1 fast day a week...
I have personally seen pessimism, gloom, discouragement, anger, grudges, fear, morbidity, despondency, worry, fussiness, mental tensions, perversions, vile and depraved thoughts, excitability, other forms of mental conditions, and bad habits disappear completely after the bodily purification is accomplished. Bodily purification leads to spiritual purification. Demons often feed on food filth and carnality; many times fasting unlooses them and makes a person free from demons and disease...
Your regular diet should not commence, until at least the number of days have elapsed, equal to the number of days that you have fasted. For instance, if you have fasted 28 days, you should have a gradual breaking-in period of 28 days before you resume a regular diet. You should start out with fruit juices several days, then fresh fruit for 2-3 days more, then light soups, not too milky, for another 2-3 days, and then green vegetables for a further period. Gradually, little by little, break into the regular diet...
Hall, Franklin - God's "atomic power" cited by Allen, Bruce D - http://vidsfitness.com/show/ehmf2KWl734
Leaf, Dr. Caroline - http://drleaf.com/blog/fasting-for-the-spirit-soul-and-body/ - 11/23/2016 @ Blog or http://drleaf.com/blog/
Kellyann Petrucci -
Fox News - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHfdHVtHfAk 5/2/2015 - Ms Petrucci suggests one can fast 2 days a week via bone broth.
Rogers, Bob - Excellent
"He said, 'Iím
drinking water right out of the tap.' I said, 'That is your problem.
the water will kill you.' I told him he had to drink bottled
water and it is better to drink distilled
water than spring water...Begin
your fast with water only. Then as you go on into the fast,
if you see that you
are having difficulty, add juices to your fast."
"Humility before God, ask forgiveness of sins. If you enter into this fast with
against someone or you are praying against someone for revenge,
then you are opening yourself
up to a wrong spirit to come and get ahold of
you...You are to forgive all people and release them
unto God. If you donít, the
enemy will come and try to destroy you. When Jesus fasted, who
Him? Was it the angel Gabriel, or Moses, or Abraham, or God the Father?
devil appeared to Him. The devil came to tempt Him. Jesus went through
the greatest temptation
of His life while he was on that fast...
The victory came for Jesus not while He was ON the fast, but after He completed His fast. The devil will attack many...You have power over all the works of the devil. You have power over all the demons, over all evil spirits. You bind those spirits and you rebuke them in Jesusí Name and they WILL flee from you. Luke 4:14."
Rogers, Bob - http://www.bobrodgersministries.org/images/stories/pdf/2013%20prayer%20pattern.pdf
Rogers, Bob - good mentoring - http://www.worldprayercenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/2014-fasting-magazine.pdf
Rogers, Bob - http://bobrodgersministries.org/index.php/pages/fasting - "During a fast your prayers need to be specific. I encourage you to write down your greatest needs and pray specifically over each need during this time of fasting. As God impresses you with direction and guidance, jot down what God speaks. Victory often comes after the fast is over. When Jesus fasted, He was tempted by the devil. The power of the Holy Spirit came upon Christ after the fast."
Rogers, Bob - Miracles shared - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8uqz7seWVo 1/15/206 - German candy cane was reconfigured in USA to represent J for Jesus and striped with red to represent His blood and white to represent His purification.
Rogers, Bob - The Fasting Power - 1/8/2016 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_2cS0Fit8g
Rogers, Bob - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npIdik9ine8 N316 - 6/21/2014
Rogers, Bob - awesome USA history overview pertaining to fasting:
Book America, Fasting for Revival + 25 Years of Fasting and Praying DVD/CD
Smith, Maurice - Not by Bread Alone - http://www.parousianetwork.org/PDF_FIles/Not%20By%20Bread%20Alone.pdf
"Myself & a friend had been about to pray for some ongoing family problems we had, but . ' (Not food. Dont panic). Within days I started hearing answers."
Ayres, Mel & Desiree have a Hollywood ministry based on
An autobiography 7/28-8/1/03 or teachings may be obtained on CD. www.sidroth.org/radiobroadcasts.htm
Steven Brooks - 3/12-16/2012 Messianic RADIO broadcast -
Listen to Wednesday's program on fasting.
In a crunch/emergency a 3 day Ruth fast or a half hour (minimum) night time adoration/worshiping of God may be just what you need.
Brown, Ruth - Destroying the
Works of Witchcraft through Fasting and Prayer -
http://www.christisit.com/ Witchcraft Deliverance Prayer http://www.demonbuster.com/ruthbrown.html
Carothers, Meriln - Fasting - CD - www.foundationofpraise.org
Dickow, Gregory - From the Inside Out - Fasting From Wrong Thinking - CD - www.changinglives.org
Ferrell, Emerson -
DVD - D4003 #3 - Majors on fasting.
Ferrell, Emerson & Ana Mendez - Experiences in Heaven - CD - www.voiceofthelight.com - Emerson tempts us into the chocolate kingdom of God through the door of fasting. Salvation saves our spirit, but not our mind/soul nor body, for all practical purposes. The baptism of the Holy Spirit (the sacrament of confirmation) takes us one step further, but that is only the threshold into the chocolate kingdom of God. When we actually enter into the heavenly places, the angels will feed us/our bodies if necessary. For those who are very hungry for God, this CD is an absolute must.
- The Battle of the Mind -
8/7-11/2006 RADIO archives @ www.sidroth.org/radio.htm - Tuesday audio discusses how Fox did a sleep fast, which resulted in a cloud entering her room with a hand coming out to anoint her hands for ministry.
A sleep fast is where/when/ how she gave up part of her regular sleep time (2-7AM) to pray, read scripture, etc.
Hayes, Norvel - How to Make the Devil Leave You Alone CD www.nhm.org - 4th CD expounds on story where follower of Satan was delivered after 40 individuals surrounded her and prayed in tongues throughout the evening. (Here again we see the evidence where 40 is a significant number to God in the spiritual world.)
Hickey, Marilyn - Prayer & Fasting I&II
- CDs - www.mhmin.org
Hickey, Marilyn - The Power of Prayer & Fasting - audio - www.sidroth.org - 3/20-25/2006 Radio interview with Sid Roth.
Marilyn shares how her dad had a nervous breakdown and was not expected to recover and how her mom did a 21 day fast, resulting in her dad's healing.
Hickey, Marilyn - TV 6/5-11/2006 interview with Sid Roth about mental illness of her own father and brothers healed by God through her mother's fasting. Order the video online (DIS372) Order the DVD online (DVD372)
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Additionally she shares meeting S. Korean Pastor Cho's mother who moves mountains through prayer and fasting.
She shares how her husband prayed and fasted 1 meal and his friend Russell was discharged from a mental hospital.
She shares how God impressed upon her to do 7 meals a week fast (any way that is convenient-not necessarily daily) as a lifestyle. (Her grandfather also had mental issues.)
Hickey, Marilyn - Prayer & Fasting - The Ultimate Breakthrough video - www.mhmin.org - (Marilyn on a Joni Lamb TV 3/2006 broadcast (not the one above) shares how a pastor went into a hospital and delivered a woman from severe mental illness from which no priest/MD could rescue her. This was done through fasting and prayer.
[Perhaps Marilyn is referring t: - True story of Clarita Villanueva - A 17 year old girl bitten by devils in Bilibid Prison, Manila, Philippines - The Fascinating Case of Clarita Villanueva -
www.reptilianagenda.com/exp/e100799c.shtml - www.reptoids.com Lester Sumrall was the pastor who fasted and then prayed for Clarita and allowed God to deliver her. Witnesses to May 1951 story are the Manila police, attending physician Dr. Marianna Lana, Mayor Arsenio Lascon, 2 local constables and several newspaper reporters...
Also see A Look Through Secret Doors By John Mackim, 1969, Ace Publishing - Marilyn's point is that when we need a breakthrough or when get to a brick wall, we need to fast. If we have fasted, then we need to do it again. If we have fasted 1 meal a week, then we need to do 2. If we have fasted 1 week, then we need to do 2 weeks. King David fasted and prayed 21 days before his breakthrough arrived. Additionally, fasting needs to be a lifestyle! ]
Hogan, David & Debbie -
A finger pointing critic's world view gives the bold Christian some good insights into what the Holy Spirit is doing in this generation. http://www.pfo.org/exploits.htm - Family fasts every other day. Audio sermons on the internet - http://www.davidhogansermons.com/ (2019 or recent fasts that work for the Hogan ministry is 3 days without and 3 days with food and liquid.)
Radio - http://sidroth.org/radio/radio-archives/glenda-jackson 9/22/2014 - (edited) Cured own mate of insanity:
SID: She marries. Her husband has epilepsy. He's insane. There's no hope. She goes on a 40-day fast. What happened, Glenda?
GLENDA: Well he had 27 grand mal seizures, lost his mind. That night they put him in the hospital. They had him tied in bed and he was incontinent, couldn't keep clothes on him, and he was, looked like a wild man. The doctors wanted to commit him, and I said, "I'm going to go home and pray. I'll be back tomorrow." Well when I went home, I was just, I could smell the sawdust of my dad's tent revivals. I said, if my dad was here, he would know what to do. I began to call churches in town to see if they could cast the devil out of my husband. They said, commit him, every one of them. But I'm glad they did say that or I wouldn't have the faith I've got today. God will put you in a situation where you have to use your faith.
So I went, Jesus said, "Go back, check him out (of hospital/institution), tell him that you got a new doctor and you're going to commit him to Me." So that's it, and I said, "Well I have no car." Like he didn't know. He said, "I already got a ride coming to get you at 10 in the morning." 10 o'clock, a car showed up. A woman showed up saying, "God told me to come pick you up." We went to the hospital. I went in. They had the papers, and they pushed them to me. The doctors did, and said, "Are you ready to commit him?" I said, "Yes." They said, "Good." I said, "But not to you. I found a new doctor." They said, "Who is this doctor that you found?" I said, "Jesus Christ of Nazareth." They started cussing, "We're going to go over your head, get power of attorney, and commit him." I said, "Go right ahead 'cause He's my attorney, too." They were so mad. He said, "Get him and get out of here, and don't ever come back." So I did and he told me, "He's going to kill you and your children. You don't realize how bad he is." So I took him home, was fasting. I'll never forget. On the last night of the fast, an angel came in, the biggest angel I've ever seen in my life. He said, "You've been given the authority to use the name of Jesus. Everybody doesn't have that authority." I said, "What?" He said, "Only believers do. Everybody is not a believer that says they are. These signs shall follow them that believe." He handed me a sword. So I went there and laid it on my husband and the angel disappeared.
SID: You're telling me the angel gave you a sword and you put this sword on your husband?
GLENDA: Yes...He told me that sword was the sword of the Spirit, the word of Almighty God. As soon as I did, those things started coming out of him, all kinds of creature looking things, naming themselves. One came out and said, "I'm insanity." They would just go out naming themselves. The last one that came out, it just looked terrible, well they all were just creatures. My husband sat up, just as though he had come from the dead, not knowing what had happened. He said, "I'm hungry." I thought, everybody Jesus touches that's dead, or this or that, they're always hungry when they come back.
Rogers, Bob - video archives - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtY6L-grf_L4MpAPGwgOhew
Stone, Perry - Fasting - The Key to the Impossible - http://www.voiceofevangelism.org Perry shares the stage with 90 year old Rusty (Thea Carter) who fasted 3 days a week most of his life. - CD #2CT219 - Also see Secrets of Paradise CD & Journey to the Underworld #JU-50 DVD.
Ten Boom, Corrie - (deceased) - Tramp for the Lord - Chapter Authority Over Demons recommends fasting as part of the armor of God. In Ravensbruck when they were starved, she and her sister reversed the lack of food to a fast for God, which resulted in their having power to cast tormenting demons out of their barracks.
Wallis, Arthur - God's Chosen Fast -
publisher Christian Literature Crusade
Includes The Normal Fast, The Absolute Fast and The Partial Fast plus a summary of one 21 day fast.
Walters, Kathie - Columba - The Celtic Dove -
Part 2 - Miracles - Irish Catholic Saint Columba was beseeched by a Rechrean island peasant to pray for his marriage, as the wife would not consent to being intimate with him. Columba entreated the wife, "Why, woman, do you try to drive your own flesh away from you, when the Lord says, 'They 2 shall be one flesh?'...That (legal/physical/sexual separation of) which you speak cannot rightly be done, for you are bound by the law (marriage/religious contracts you signed) to your husband as long as he lives. For those whom God has lawfully joined, it is a sin to separate.' Having said this, he added, 'This day let us 3 pray and fast to the Lord.'" Subsequently she testified, "'Your prayer to God for me is heard, for him whom I hated yesterday, I love today, for my heart this night past has been changed.'"
Part 3 - Angels - In Iona woodlands praying alone Columba was assaulted all day by demons. "It was revealed by the Spirit, they wished to invade his monastery with their firey darts in order to kill many of the brethren...Nor was he alone strong enough to drive them from his island until the angels of God came to his aid." The demons fled "from the boundaries of this territory and have gone to the Ethican land (Tiree)" to "'attack the monasteries of the brethren and bring about diseases, the virulence of which many shall be attacked and die'"...Subsequently, "Columba said by revelation the the Spirit, 'Baithene has, by God's help, managed to defend the congregation of the church over which he presides in the Plain of Lunge (Tiree). He has by fastings and prayers kept away the invasion of the demons, for no one except the one already dead will die this time.'"
Walters, Kathie - Georgia - Celtic Flames - www.goodnews.netministries.org - Short spiritual biographies of Patrick, Brendan, Brigid, Cuthbert, Columba, Kieran, and Comgall - "Patrick went to a high mountain...in order to seek God and to fast and pray. For 40 days he fasted with watching and prayer and travail. Toward the end of the fast, the mountain was surrounded by many demons in the form of large black birds, screaming and giving off a foul smell. Patrick continued singing psalms and hymns to no avail. Finally Patrick threw his bell at the birds and commanded them to leave. They left and immediately he was surrounded by an angelic choir. Also the angel who was always Patrick's companion, Victor, came and said, Everything you select shall be yours; every land - both hills and valleys, glens and woods. Every petition shall be granted." King Aengus, having become a Christian, had Kieran tell him what had become of his missing harpists. Going to the location and after fasting all day, "the (lake) water (permanently) drew back and revealed the bodies of the harpers. In the Name of Christ, Kieran commanded them to arise, and, seeming to awake after a sleep, they took their harps down from the tree and began to play sweet music...The (dry) lake was afterwards named, Loch na Cruitireadh, 'Lake of the Harpers.' "
Wright, Henry, who heads up a Georgia, USA healing/deliverance ministry, has a CD called - Insights into Fasting - which can be obtained at www.pleasantvalleychurch.net - Wright believes that most stubborn diseases and negative thoughts/ emotions have evil spirits as their root cause. He teaches discernment/insight/recognition need to come prior to binding and casting out.
Michael Boldea Jr. - 9/2003 -
The Angel said,"This is the Church...."
"That night as I went to sleep the dream started again, the same as before. I
looked at the woman, she smiled, the sadness overwhelmed me, but I didn't wake
up. The door to the room opened and a man dressed in a white smock walked in
holding a clipboard. Before he could say anything I began asking a barrage of
questions. 'Who are you? Why am I here? Who is she? Why have I been
dreaming this for almost a week?'
'Because you waited almost a week to FAST,' he said. He must have
noticed the stunned expression on my face, because his eyebrows arched
upward. 'I am a friend,' he continued, 'I was sent with a message; be at peace
servant, all will be revealed in due time.'
'How do I know you're a friend,' I asked. 'Because, Jesus is Lord,' he answered. Then he smiled, and I recognized him. I had seen that smile before. Suddenly I was 8 years old again, sleeping in the top bunk of the bed I shared with my grandparents, on a cold winter night in Romania. I will remember that night for as long as I live. I had woken up to go to the restroom, but before I could get out of bed I heard talking below me. My grandfather was talking to someone, I went to peer over the edge, to see who it was, and found my-self face to face with this same man. He'd smiled at me, and I'd instantly gone back to sleep. 'I know you, don't I?' 'Yes we've met once before, but I see you often,' he answered.
'Why am I here?' I asked. 'Because you murmur, because you have said in your heart that you are on a fool's quest, because you think no one hears, (and you think) that the message is falling on deaf ears. It is not for you to judge the success the message has in the hearts of others, you were called to be a servant, serve. I was sent to rekindle the fire of compassion in your heart. Compassion for the wayward and the lost, compassion for her,' he said pointing to the woman in the bed. 'Who is she?' "She is the church,' he answered me. 'Content only with the things of this earth,
absent of spiritual strength. She is the reason you and others like you were called to forfeit your lives. The sadness you feel when you behold her is nothing compared to the sadness the Father feels for her condition.
If she is to stand in the fire, if she is to be victorious she must be strengthened."
Calbom, Cherie - The Juice Ladyís Guide to Fasting 2/20/2017 -
Chavda, Mahesh -
The Hidden Power of
Prayer and Fasting
read Read Chapter One Utterly awesome reading. See above link under reading resources.
You will be glad you read it. Includes the healing of throw away children on psychiatric wards.
Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda Apr 2011 - transcript - 4/4/10/2011 -
Cerullo, Morris -
http://www.mcwe.com/ - Son, Build Me an Army
Chapter 3 - "God spoke to my heart, just as clearly as He has ever spoken to me: 'Son, fast and pray for 3 days. On the 3rd day, I will heal your wife.'Ē
Chapter 4 - "I prayed for 10 days, on my face face in the room. I didnít eat a morsel of food as I was praying. I knew I needed God to move supernaturally in this situation, and I had to get an answer from God...But I did not stop praying when the apparent answer to my prayers had presented itself. Once again, I fell to the floor."
Gregory - 40 day wrong thinking fast -
Refrain/abstain from negative thinking. Rather think on Him Who is your
medicine, your husband, your doctor.
Book From the Inside Out: 40 Day Fast from Wrong Thinking
Dickow, Gregory - Shrinking From Thinking 8/23/2009 Proverbs 23:7, "As a Man Thinks, so is He.
Dickow, Gregory - The Gateway to Living Right - Take a fast from wrong thinking. 11/1/2009 http://www.lightsource.com/ministry/changing_your_life_with_gregory_dickow/20091101/
Dunn, James - http://www.revivalschool.com/healing.html - "James Dunn was one of those men of God (a little different from Smith Wigglesworth) - who believed in the absolute necessity of regular FASTING for the continued effectiveness of his ministry: 'Fasting keeps the spirit strong and tends to keep the spirit, and give it control over the body. When a person fasts, and brings their body into travail before God, their spirit becomes stronger, and in harmony with God. So I find that in fasting, it gives me greater power to pray with people, or for people's diseases. It gives me greater power with God to preach the word, and the revivals are a greater success. I feel that if a man should ever quit fasting, he is losing out in his ministry, and in his life for God. 'When you are weak then you are strong.' This is a separated life. God showed me at the very beginning of this ministry, that it was a separated life, that I must spend many hours fasting, praying, meditating, and staying before the Lord.'" (James Dunn, Sign Gift Ministry by W.V. Grant Sr).
Lou Engle - Ancient Paths - http://www.thecall.com/Group/Group.aspx?ID=1000080303
Fasting - Site shares some of the negative side physical affects of fasting. http://www.falconblanco.com/health/fasting.htm
Franklin, Jentezen -
The Power of Prayer and Fasting -
TB broadcast with Pastor Jentezen Franklin, Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia
Franklin, Jentezen - Fasting - The Door to Power #1 - WATCH 1/21/2008
For some, fasting is the door/method/weapon that breaks strongholds in our and other's lives.
Franklin, Jentezen - Fasting - The Door to Power #2 - WATCH 1/22/2008
Franklin, Jentezen - Putting Jesus First - WATCH 1/23/2008
Franklin, Jentezen - radio - http://www.jentezenfranklin.org/listen/
Franklin, Jentezen - The Fasting Edge book
Ferrell, Emmerson - Jejum Fasting #4 (English/Spanish)
Ferrell, Emmerson - The Lord Is Speaking 11/6/2008 http://voiceofthelight.com/VOTLM_us/PropheticWords.html
"The Lord...woke me this morning 11/6/2008 to write down the following: 'I have produced the fruit from the seed that was planted 40 years ago by the United States. What seed you ask? The seed was the death of Martin Luther King, whom this country murdered. Martyrdom always gets my attention and produces a future harvest in the land of the act. Barack Obama is that fruit and America is that land. There have been countless tragic murders in the United States including those of the Kennedyís, but they were not martyrs in My eyes.'"
of Flue, Switzerland -
http://magnificat.ca/cal/engl/03-31.htm - http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/NICHFLU.HTM
"He was 50 years old when an interior voice said to him: 'Leave everything you
love, and God will take care of you.' He had to undergo a
distressing combat, but decided finally
to leave everything: wife, children,
house, lands to serve God. He left, barefooted, clothed in a long robe of
coarse fabric, in his hand a rosary, without money or provisions, casting a
final tender and prolonged gaze on his loved ones. His habitual prayer was this:
'My Lord and my God, remove from me all that can prevent me from going to You.
My Lord and my God, give me all that can draw me to You.'
One night God penetrated the
with a brilliant light, and from that time on he never again experienced
hunger, thirst or cold. Having found a wild and solitary place, he dwelt there
for a time in a hut of leaves, later
in a cabin built with stones...The holy hermit lived for 19 years only by the Holy Eucharist."
W.V. Grant Sr. - Chapter 3 from -
GREAT HEALING REVIVALISTS -HOW GOD'S POWER CAME
"(Isaiah 35:5)...John said in Luke 3:16, 'He shall Baptize you with the Holy
Spirit and with FIRE'...
It was 14 years after I received the Holy Ghost and tongues before I received the Holy Ghost and power." (Pg 13).
"If God has called you into a full time ministry of healing the sick and casting out devils He usually gives you time to give yourselves to fasting and prayer...Then one night to my surprise the Lord appeared to me and told me to go on a 7 day fast, which I was willing to do. After the fast was over the Lord appeared to me. I heard the angels singing a song I had never heard. I wrote it down. It was beautiful! It was like heaven. Then an angel just above my head spoke these words, 'In My name shall ye cast out devils, ye shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.' As I began to eat I felt something like an electric current run out at the ends of my fingers and down to the bottom of my feet. The fire of God was all through my body." (W.V. Grant Sr, 'Must I Fast for Forty Days', pg's 20, 36, 37):- "But on the last day just about break of day, the Holy Spirit began to speak to me. Mark 16:17-18 - 'These signs shall follow them that believe. In My name shall you cast out devils, they shall take up serpents, if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover'...I got up, and walked, and my feet were burning like they were connected to a high voltage wire. The Holy Spirit, and Fire was running all through my whole body from my head to my toes. It seemed like all my strength had been drained out of me, and the strength of Christ had taken its place. For several years since, devil's have been cast out, and people healed. "I had the Holy Spirit for years, but it seemed that now, I was not only filled, but baptized with zeal, compassion, and with the divine nature of Jesus, with virtue, and with the fire... If you feel like the Lord has called you into a special ministry of casting out devils, then remember this: There are many more things which are just as necessary as fasting. Fasting within itself will not be sufficient... But when I was called to fast, it was just as real as being called to preach. I was conscious of the fast, that it was the Lord's doing and not my own...It takes a longer fast for one man to be brought to the place where he is yielded to the Lord enough to receive certain gifts in his life than it does for other men. It took a certain amount of days for me to fast and to become so yielded to the Lord; it seemed that all my strength left my body, and the Lord's strength came into its place. Then I felt the virtue and divine nature, and the fire of the Holy Ghost dwelling in my body, which gave me power to meet devils and to cast them out. "But I still have to be led by the Lord when and how to do it. It is not myself that doeth the works but the Father that dwelleth in me. God will not trust you with a ministry if you do not know the leading of the Spirit. I have talked personally to several evangelists whom God has called into a supernatural ministry. None of them went on 40 day fasts without any food. Since God has given other people ministries of deliverance without a long fast, you can take courage and believe for a ministry without fasting 40 days."
Heflin, Ruth Ward - cynical biography - http://www.pfo.org/goldgirl.htm - "'One night in the great government conference center, she told of a Japanese chicken farmer who was losing all his chickens to sickness. She told him to have the chickens
fast for two or three days, and when the chickens fasted, they were all healed...
It was the chickens fasting for their own healing'...The great chicken healing feat was supposedly done by David Yonggi Choís mother-in-law, whom Heflin nicknamed 'Hallelujah Mama.'"
Hinn 8/17/2010 Benny fasts daily 8 AM - 2:00 PM - http://www.bennyhinn.org/media/2010-8-17.asx
Freedom Ministries (PO Box 838,
Raymondsville, TX 78580), a pioneering mission among remote Mexican mountain
We've had over 200 people raised from the
dead in our work. 11/1996 Renewal Journal
Revival among mountain tribes in Mexico http://www.joelnews.org/news-en/jn185.htm - 4/6/1998 Joel News JN185
"I got together with my pastors and we made a covenant to do a month's fast in September 1995. This was as well as the 3 days on and 3 days off fast that we had been doing that year anyway, so we were ready for whatever God wanted to do.
That year every day at least 365 people were fasting. God hit me on the third day of that month of fasting, but I continued the fast and on the seventh day he hit me again greater than I've ever been hit in my life up to that point.
But we continued fasting for the whole month. The minute you think you are accomplishing something is the minute you should repent. Every sick person at the meeting was healed: the blind, the cancerous, lupus, tumors, epilepsy, demon possession. Nobody touched them but Jesus. My legs wouldn't work...When some people tried to get up, they would go flying. It was awesome...The three of us were inside something like a force field of energy. Anybody who tried to come into it was knocked out. It was scary. The pastor said, 'He's got a list, Brother David.' He started reading out aloud from the list. I was looking around, and as he was reading from the list people went flying through the air, getting healed and delivered. It was phenomenal, what God was doing. He's done it in every service in our work that I've been in since then.
It's been over a year. It's amazing. Wonderful." Also watch 2019 www.sidroth.org
Dr Len -
using: "'cayenne-spiked lemonade.' This consists of 6-8 large lemons
juiced, preferably organic; Grade B or C maple syrup for sweet flavor (1/2 a
cup); and 3-5 teaspoons of 40,000 - 60,000 HU cayenne pepper (as hot as you can
comfortably tolerate it), all placed in a galloon jug filled with distilled
Consume nothing but this beverage and additional pure distilled water for 3-to-9
days. When you break your fast, consume steamed vegetables, vegetable broth with
or raw fruits for the first 12 hours. Gradually incorporate grains and
legumes after that...
It is imperative that your bowels move regularly while you are fasting. If you are in the least bit constipated during the 3 days, take an herbal laxative, a psyllium based colon cleansing product (such as OxyAdvantage) or cold-pressed organic aloe vera juice combined with oxygenating herbs. This will move your stool naturally and effectively restoring normal bowel function. Following your fast use G.I. Flora Pro (or) a very high quality probiotic to repopulate your gut with 'good' nutrient-processing soil-based bacteria. (G.I. Flora Pro is far superior to standard Lactobacillus and Strep organisms for good digestion.)" Add daily exercise. preferably outdoors.
Howell, Rees - http://www.wellofoath.com/home.asp?pg=Newsletter&toc=November+2004 - from Rees Howells, Intercessor - "He had to learn how to keep his body under subjection. God began to deal with his appetite and love for food. The Lord called him to a day of prayer and fasting, but he was used to 4 meals a day. The thought came, what if the Lord asked this of him every day? He became agitated. And the 'agitation was proof of the grip his own appetite had on me. Until then, I didnít realize there was such a lust in me.' When his mother called for lunch, he smelled the aroma of her cooking. He gave in, and came down to eat. After the meal he returned to his room, but there was no getting back into the presence of God. 'I felt like the man in the garden of Eden. I went out to the mountains and walked for miles cursing that "old man" within me.' To some, there might seem little to it, but if you expect to be Godís channel, then on no account can you disobey Him, or bring in your own ideas. Rees felt if God were to take lunch away for the rest of my days, He would be justified in doing it. After many tears, fellowship was restored. For many days after, rather than taking dinner, he spent the hour with God in prayer. In referring to this incident, he later said, 'The moment I got victory in it, it wasnít a very big thing to do; it was merely a stepping stone to His next call on me. It is while you still want a thing that you canít get your mind off it. When you have risen above it, He may then give it back to you, but then you are out of it.'Ē
Jakes, TD - 9/1/2011 - T.D. Jakes hosts Dr. Cindy Trimm, Pastor Sheryl Brady, Pastor Paula White - 56k - 100k - 300k video
Jewish fast - some insights - Qetoret and Prayer http://www.oller.net/asutton16.htm
Jewish fasting and fast days
(print this article) (Notice by adding an e fast become feast.)
Leaf, Dr Caroline - Thought Life https://www.drleaf.net/osc/thoughtlife.php?osCsid=b7faefb69779d80519b99d4b30569c04 - "A habit takes 21 days to create. Today is the first day of that 21."
Lowery, TL - T L Lowery Global
40 Day Fast Miracle [HQ] at http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1144561954533
by Passing the Torch
40 day fast - some
good basics pages 7-11 -
/resources/resource_files/40Days_Adult_Trial.pdf - For beginners, "in fasting we are not trying to get something from God,
but rather seeking to realign our hearts' affections with His." Fasting, once we choose/find one we can live with (omitting one dessert/meal/sugar/coffee/TV each day/week) can become a life style.
40 day fast and prayers - http://www.cprmarriageministry.org/CPR_Need_A_Breakthrough.html - "He found it very interesting, and so do I, not surprising at all either, that during a prayer for someone who is being tempted by demons, a horde of flies came out of nowhere and descended upon this couple. Gazowsky says that he found the 'weakness' or vulnerability, relates to the life span of flies. Pretty much any species reproductive cycles range from one day to 40 days. That is why in order to exterminate a infestation of flies from a crop, you have to spray pesticides for 40 consecutive days in order to utterly destroy them. If you stop short of 40 days, you only destroy the existing generation, but the next generation will live on. This is a good point when it comes to generational curse and breaking them also. You may be free of a sin, say addiction, that has been a history in your family, and even though you are free, you see it happening in your children. This leads one to think that a 40 day fast is necessary to break generational curses off your family once and for all. Throughout the Bible, 40 days represents cleansing and purifying. The flood in Noah's time cleansed the earth of wickedness for 40 days and nights. Moses life could be divided up into three different seasons of 40. He spent 40 years in Egypt. He spent 40 years in the desert and 40 years bringing and delivering the Israelites to the Promised Land. He also fasted for 40 days two different times, once receiving the 10 Commandments and once interceding for the sin of the Israelites and God spared them. When Jonah went to Nineveh, he gave the inhabitants 40 days to repent of expect judgment, and the king of Nineveh called a fast for the entire land, of which they were awarded with mercy instead of judgment. Elijah fasted for 40 days in the desert. During that time he spoke with God and received new direction. Remember the valley of the dry bones and prophesying. This is when it occurred. The word Elijah received during that 40 day fast also affected the next generation. There is a prophetic release that occurs in and individual who fasts continually for 40 days. This does not necessarily have to be from food either, it could be from TV, or the computer, or anything unproductive to the Kingdom of God. Wonder what kind of cleansing would occur and glory would be released if we fasted an additional hour of every day for 40 days to spend in prayer with the Lord (meaning dedicating without fail one hour daily for 40 days to prayer). Flies represent demons in the Word, as do other animals. If you could see into the spirit world, many demons resemble animals. Do some of you remember me telling you about when I blessed my house when my husband went out, the last time when he was in captivity to 7 demons, and within 24 hours these silvery very shiny winged fly looking creatures who could only hop came up out of the bathroom floor, through the carpeting, and literally covered the dining room floor as they marched, hopped that is, towards the side porch door. There were millions of them, and within a hour there was not a single one to be seen, they went under the door of the side porch and on out. I called my pastor hysterically. He advised me I was such a skeptic about demon possession that God showed me the manifestation of the demons that were still in my home leaving when the house was blessed. These demon spirits attach themselves to our lives, they carry off our spouses in captivity, into adultery, or addictions. They are generational curses, mental illnesses, bondages, strongholds of the mind, lust, perversion, and addictions of every kind, they are divorce. The problem with most churches is that they just swat at flies for a few days when they are right in their faces, then they go away for awhile, but they keep coming back. Its time to clean house. It is time for a scriptural season of cleansing. With cleansing, devils will start dropping like flies. Whoo Hoo! Not only in your life, in your generation and in the future generations of demons that are passed down to your children. Solomon wrote, 'Dead flies putrefy the perfumers ointment, and cause it to give off a foul odor.' Eccl. 10:1. Flies would get into the special anointing oil, they'd get stuck in it, die, and spoil the fragrance. Flies hinder the anointing in our lives. Worship gets polluted by flies of fleshly desires, and draws one away from God and into captivity. This is their job folks. It is time to get rid of the flies with 40 days of fasting. It may be time for you to cast out demons from your spouses with 40 days of fasting and praying."
Mendez, Emerson 11/6/2008 prophecy regarding the number 40 The Lord Is
have produced the fruit from the seed that was planted 40 years ago by
the United States. What seed you ask? The seed was the death of Martin Luther
King, whom this country murdered. Martyrdom always gets My attention
and produces a future harvest in the land of the act. Barack Obama is
that fruit and America is that land. There have been countless tragic murders in
the United States including those of the Kennedyís,
but they were not martyrs in
My eyes...Where were those voices 40 years ago warning of the consequences of
the killing of My prophets?"
am able to make what was sown in hate and unforgiveness sweet and redeeming...I
have finished the book, but you have not finished your training. This is your
hour America, look up and know that your future is not in leaving this
planet, but in establishing My kingdom."
Mendez, Emerson - 2007 - The Power of Fasting #1 The power of fasting #2 www.voiceofthelight.com
Roberson, Dave - The Basics Of Fasting - audio on the web
Rogers, Bob - archives @
Silvoso, Ed - Harvest Evangelism - Swatting the Fly as revealed by God @ Paul Cox's http://aslansplace.com/articles/
"The pastor found that the life cycle of the adult fly is 21 days in the summer.
The larva stage of the fly is a few days and the pupa stage is 3 to 7 days.
The truth then became clear. If you can get rid of a fly and its offspring,
then the cycle of the flyís generation is broken and you will be rid of all flies.
The Lord the told him to proclaim truth for 40 days. Specifically He told the pastor to take an area of your life in which you want freedom. Find 40 key biblical verses in that area and proclaim them as truth for 40 days."
Swatting the Fly of Anger
Swatting the Fly of Curses
Swatting the Fly of Depression
Swatting the Fly of Doubt
Swatting the Fly of Fear
Swatting the Fly of Lust
Swatting the Fly of Pride
Swatting the Fly of Rejection
Swatting the Fly of Shame
Swatting the Fly of Waste
Stone, PerryStone, Perry Stone, Perry
Trimm, Cindy - Breakthrough 2008 -
Trimm, Cindy - 9/1/2011 - T.D. Jakes hosts Dr. Cindy Trimm, Pastor Sheryl Brady, Pastor Paula White - 56k - 100k - 300k
U Tube - How to fast Properly -Christians - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAllT177o1o&feature=related
White, Paula -
Fasting Made Simple
God erases the past as well as the future strongholds. Fasting helps.
White, Paula - Fasting Made Simple - http://www.bennyhinn.org/media/2010-6-8.asx
White, Paula - on some of her telecasts shares how when she is on the verge of a relapse/regression/ responding inappropriately to life as an immature child due to past life issues the Lord will nudge her to pray and fast, so that she can be revived/renewed (in His nest under His wings). Paula teaches that the Jewish annual day of atonement (in September) covered the subsequent year rather than the prior year. Paula encourages Christians/Messianic-Jews to take the blood of Jesus to cover both (all our yesterdays and all our tomorrows) at the time of this annual feast day.
Bishop, Darlene - http://vodpod.com/watch/5403926-darlene-bishop-giving-birth-to-your-desires
FOOD as a potential STUMBLING BLOCK
Genesis 3:13 NKJV - The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate" (and for all practical purposes, Adam and Eve by eating the apple deeded the earth over to Satan).
Matthew 4:2-3 NKJV
2When He had (already) fasted 40 days and 40 nights, AFTER-ward He was (very) hungry.
3Now when (then) the tempter came , he said, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."
Hebrews 12:16 NKJV Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Siena - "Over the years Catherine had eaten less and less, claiming that she found no nourishment in earthly food. Instead she received the Holy Communion virtually on a daily basis. This extreme fasting appeared unhealthy in the eyes of the clergy and her own sisterhood, and her confessor, Raymond of Capua, ordered her to eat properly. But Catherine claimed that she was unable to, describing her inability to eat as an infermita, illness. She would throw up what she swallowed, and suffered severe stomach pains, which she bore with patience as another penance."
Wommack, Andrew -
Hardness of Heart
For the believer, fasting will strengthen the heart muscle towards God.
Isaiah 58:6 Is not
this (the most excellent) kind of FASTing
I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice and
(to) untie the cords of the yoke
to set the oppressed free and
(to) break every yoke?
MATTHEW 17:14-16 KJV - There came to Him a certain man,
kneeling down to Him, saying, "Lord have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic
and sore vexed. Often He falls into the fire and into the water. I
brought him to Your disciples and they could not cure him."
[Many pastors tell congregations NOT to go from place to place seeking God to heal/ liberate them. People do this because God's apostles/pastors/ministers /rabbis often fail to loose their sheep from enemy captivity, even after professing they can and will do so, in Jesus' name.
Many times anyone, especially if he/she has already taken Jesus as savior, can rely on the Bible by taking it literally. However at other times one needs to rely on the rhema or revelation word of God, such as for Holy Spirit release and timing to walk on water and to discontinue meds.
(At such time the scripture becomes impregnated with God's Holy Spirit, making His word come alive to our spirit - a personal yes, as/like the time the words of God spoken by the angel became a physical reality, became Jesus, in Mary's womb.)
[The end of this long video clarifies this for us: Learn How to Pray Tabernacle Prayer with Dr. David Yonggi Cho - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpAUjNmuRzg - On occasion the Lord is waiting until we ourselves are mature enough to walk out our own healing/deliverance, depending on Him rather than on others. After all, that is always His first choice for His kingdom kids, His sons and daughters, His army, His citizens on earth and in heaven.]
REGARDING THE FLESH - Why is it that intellectually mature born-again spirit-filled Judeo-Christians including pastors/ ministers with all the tools of the Holy Spirit are unable to use them? One reason seems to be the flesh. Eve and then Adam chose a piece of fruit over obedience. (Genesis 3:1-6) It seems that all 12 disciples were NOT able to exorcise a boy due to both unbelief and failure to fast prior to ministry. (Matthew 17:16-21) With both intellectual and rhema knowledge at hand, many spiritual super-stars fail to press through, even though they have it all at their finger tips. Ouch. For a meal of soup a sibling sold his entire inheritance. (Genesis 25:29-34) Double ouch. For a mandrake one gave up her allotted time of intimacy with her husband. (Genesis 30:14-15) Triple ouch. Additionally, one is to enforce (PRESS in NOT once and then quit or deny God's promises but) consistently, continually claim God's inheritance. A prescription is typically taken for 10 days. A bad habit usually takes 21 days to overcome.
Maoz Israel Ministries - 9/13/2013 - "Watch a special video about fasting and why it does not provide atonement for our sins (as the rabbis today teach), and say a prayer for our (Jewish) people - that they will be awakened to the love of God, who gave His Only Begotten Son (Jesus/Yeshua) as an atonement for all mankind, so that we can have an everlasting life with Him (citizenship in His kingdom, and spiritual clout beginning NOW)."
Fasting as a Lifestyle
1. Skip/fast 1 meal a day.
2. Eat half meals.
3. No snacks between meals.
4. No sweets. No desserts.
5. No added butter/margarine/jelly/jam.
6. No fast foods (drive-through quick/processed/fried/unhealthy meals).
7. No fried foods.
8. No factory farmed meat or poultry.
9. No canned food and beverages (soda/beer).
10. No caffeinated beverages (coffee/tea)
11. No alcohol (excepting communion/wine)
12. No 2nd helpings.
13. Leave the table a wee bit hungry - not overstuffed.
14. When shopping reduce quantity. Buy 1 instead of 2, etc.
15. No fast (drive through) food. No junk food.
16. Eat primarily live/raw (plants), organic, non GM (genetically modified), wild (fish), free range meat
17. Drink milk that is primarily organic, raw, Jersey &/or goat https://thea2milkcompany.com
18. No carbonated beverages.
19. No gluten (wheat protein). Redude/eliminate breads/pastry/pasta.
20. Fast from being a a "couch potato". Exercise more, such as using stairs instead of elevator.
[One reason Adam and Eve could NOT resist Satan is because they were NOT fasting, but rather eating. Remember Jesus in the wilderness fasting 40 days and 40 nights? Certainly the fasting helped Him then to resist Satan. See Matthew 4.]
Horowitz, Leonard, D.M.D., M.A., M.P.H - A 5 STEP PROCESS TO BOOST YOUR NATURAL IMMUNITY - 6/1999 #1 Detoxification - for health and wellness - "Do a fast. It says in the Bible that fasting is not only beneficial to your health, but it is also spiritually beneficial. On the 1st day, you are going to get really hungry. That stomach of yours that is used to eating periodically is going to announce that it doesn't like what you are doing. Every time you get a hunger pang, pick up the jug and drink 8-9 ounces of the lemon drink. I guarantee your hunger pangs will go away. The 2nd day you won't feel so hungry any more. You are kind of getting used to the heat of this thing. The 3rd day, you are wondering how you ever ate like you did. You don't need food, you are feeling really great and energized. Day 4, you are looking at yourself in the mirror, and all of a sudden your skin is starting to clear up; you are looking younger, and the wrinkles are going away. You feel 'Wow, I feel great.' Olympic class athletes come and tell me that although they didnít think they were going to make it; on the 4th and 5th day, they go out and run triathlons. Donít fast any more than 9-10 days maximum. If you are really busy, it is hard to maintain that. Fast for 3-4 days, and then begin to gently break your fast with steamed rice and steamed vegetables and freshly squeezed carrot juice and beet juice."
Kerr, Kat -
4 Corners Conference Part 1 3/22/2014 with Joan Hunter
http://jesusstories.info/page/2/?s=kat+kerr&search=Search Kat eats once a
at midnight (just before her 4 hr prayer time with the Trinity).
About 5 PM she goes to bed for a short nap, before working full time and caring
for her husband and children.
Kerr, Kat - 1/9/2016 - Joan Hunter Conference - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDqpl8rUB7Y #2
The fast for this spiritual season is called a Royal Fast, where one relinquishes/omits one's favorite (food/TV/clothing) during the time frame which God impresses upon oneself. Kat has been on this fast for 5 months (perhaps since August 2015). The King's Feast (lifestyle) is the opposite of the King's Fast. #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awa2X_jpas8
Medical & Nutritional Considerations
FOR BEGINNERS, we humans have a
body and the body will react to fasting in many ways. If the body is
flushing out toxins faster than it is in the habit of normally doing,
respond negatively in various ways, one being eczema (hives, itching, rashes,
fungus and the like).
http://www.falconblanco.com/health/fasting.htm http://www.detox.net.au/articles/fasting-detoxification-reactions.htm share some negative side effects the body may experience + other fasting issues. It is important to have daily exercise (outdoor walking/ climbing stairs) and daily elimination (emptying of bowels) to speed up removal of body's toxins. One source recommends bananas and avocados to slow down the detoxification process (negative physical side effects).
Len and Joe http://lenandjoe.com/radio/radio.shtml http://lenandjoe.com/healthcare/healthcare.shtml
http://lenandjoe.com/healthcare/article_probiotics.shtml always is a good resource regarding issues like fasting.
Valter Longo - https://news.usc.edu/63669/fasting-triggers-stem-cell-regeneration-of-damaged-old-immune-system/ 6/5/2014 - "Cycles of prolonged fasting not only protect against immune system damage, a major side effect of chemotherapy, but also induce immune system regeneration, shifting stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-renewal."
Michalsen, Andreas - https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fasting-cure-is-no-fad-11564676512 8/1/2019 - "I advise patients to omit either dinner or breakfast, so that they donít ingest any food for at least 14 hours at a stretch. That makes lunch the most important meal of the day...to lenghen "the period devoted to cleansing and restoring the bodyís cells"
Rogers, Bob -
Fasting Tips -
Rogers, Bob - http://www.bobrodgersministries.org/images/stories/books/2012_fasting_mag.pdf
Seyfried, Thomas N. - http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/biology/facadmin/seyfried.html -
Cancer as a Metabolic Disease- Impaired Mitochondrial Function and Tumorigenesis - text book & talk - "Our research program focuses on mechanisms by which metabolic therapy manages chronic diseases such as epilepsy, neurodegenerative lipid storage diseases, and cancer. The metabolic therapies include caloric restriction, fasting, and ketogenic diets. Our approach is based on the idea that compensatory metabolic pathways are capable of modifying the pathogenesis of complex diseases. Global shifts in metabolic environment can neutralize molecular pathology. In the case of cancer, these therapies target and kill tumor cells while enhancing the physiological health of normal cells. The neurochemical and genetic mechanisms of these phenomena are under investigation in novel animal models and include the processes of inflammation, cellular physiology, angiogenesis, and lipid biochemistry."