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        fasting and prayer
purpose, lenth and specifics for example Daniel fasted no pleasant bread( what is that) How long did he fast. Specific types Thank you very much In Crist Jesus 
Friday, August 18, 2000 3:39:55 PM   guest
      re:fasting and prayer   
Hello pchristy

[Daniel 10:3]
I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.

Daniel was mourning and he ate no pleasant bread, nor flesh nor wine. I think this means that he was abstaining from food that he liked (which means he was going on a partial fast). The NIV version says that he abstained from choice food.

Daniel fasted for three weeks. Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights [Matthew 4:2] and Saul fasted for three days [Acts 9:9].

I believe that we have to examine the reason why we are fasting and decide whether we want to go on a partial fast like Daniel or go on a full fast like Paul. Fasting is really abstaining from a certain type of food and bringing our bodies into subjection for spiritual reason.

I have just posted a topical verse on benefits of fasting:

Hope this helps 
Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:27:54 PM waihun
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