Call To Fast

We are uniting in a church-wide fast for 21 days, from Jan 9th to Jan 29th. As you feel lead, please join in for

some portion of this fast as we believe God for an incredible 2017 in our lives and in our church.

21-Day Fast Open Prayer Times:

(Worship Center)

Wednesdays @ noon on the 11th, 18th & 25th and Saturdays @ 9am on the 14th, 21st and 28th

What is Fasting?

The simplest definition of fasting is “abstaining from something we want or need for a spiritual purpose.” It is a powerful spiritual discipline that the Holy Spirit can use to transform your life and bring breakthrough to your circumstances. While Biblically, and historically, the most common thing to fast is food, you can fast anything. Even fasting sex is mentioned in Scripture (I Cor. 7:5). However, the more you need it, or depend on it, the more powerful the fast in denying your flesh, which is why food is most common.

Types of Fasts

The Normal Fast - The normal means of fasting is abstaining from all food, solid or liquid, but not from water. 

The Absolute Fast - This is abstaining from both food and water

The Partial Fast - This is simply removing certain items from your diet. Some point to what is popularly referred to as "the Daniel Fast" mentioned in Daniel 10:3.

While abstaining from anything (including meats, sweets, television, social media, etc.) for a time has spiritual value, we should all be challenged to a normal fast of abstaining from food for a set time. So, while a partial fast may be a good place to start, do not allow that to keep you from a true Biblical fast.

Why Should I Fast?

While there are no Biblical laws that command regular fasting, Jesus assumes that Christians will fast when he makes the statement in Matt 6:16, "When you fast" not “if” you fast. Fasting was a spiritual discipline in both the Old and New Testament eras. For example, Moses fasted to get closer to God, Jesus fasted to begin his ministry, Ezra fasted to mourn sin, Esther fasted for protection, etc. Fasting and prayer can restore the loss of your "first love" for Jesus and result in a more intimate relationship with Christ. Fasting is a biblical way to truly humble yourself in the sight of God (Psalm 35:13; Ezra 8:21). King David said, "I humble myself through fasting." Fasting enables the Holy Spirit to reveal your true spiritual condition, resulting in brokenness, repentance, and a transformed life. The Holy Spirit will quicken the Word of God in your heart and His truth will become more meaningful to you! Fasting can transform your prayer life into a richer and more personal experience.

Fast Duration

There are different lengths of fasting mentioned in Scripture, all the way up to 40 days. Fasting is about the condition of the heart, not the number of days. 

You can fast 1 day, 3 days, a week, one day a week, one meal a day, etc.