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        Fasting: Benefits of fasting
What are the benefits of fasting? 
Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:02:55 PM   waihun
      Jonah 3:5   
So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. 
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 1:53:16 PM mickcoldii
      Acts 9:9   
And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink. 
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 1:50:58 PM mickcoldii
      Luke 4:4   
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. 
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 1:14:57 PM mickcoldii
      Luke 4:2   
Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. 
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 1:14:14 PM mickcoldii
      Matthew 5:6   
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 12:15:42 AM mickcoldii
      Exodus 34:28   
And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. 
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 12:12:27 AM mickcoldii
      Joel 2:12   
Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2002 4:45:18 PM mickcoldii
      Joel 2:28   
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2002 4:43:34 PM mickcoldii
      2 Chronicles 20:3   
And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

(Fasting sometimes makes our prayer more effective and bring about deliverance from difficult situations.) 
Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:17:16 PM waihun

changed on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:18:33 PM

      Isaiah 58:11   
And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

(He will guide us and He will satisfy us and refresh us.) 
Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:14:54 PM waihun

changed on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:15:55 PM

      Isaiah 58:8   
Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.

(1. there will be vindication and breakthrough. God will give us back the glory in some of our circumstances and we can break through barriers
2. restoration of our health)
Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:07:09 PM waihun

changed on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:13:09 PM

      Luke 4:14   
And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
(We become more sensitive to the Holy Spirit and we are filled with His power for spiritual battle.) 
Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:10:23 PM waihun

changed on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:11:51 PM

      Isaiah 58:12   
And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

(There shall be restoration. I believe that whatever we have lost, God will restore manifold. Sometimes not in the ways that we think of, but in His own ways and in His time.) 
Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:09:10 PM waihun

changed on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:09:52 PM

      Mark 9:29   
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

(Works of darkness and breakthrough in the spiritual realm can be obtained by prayer and fasting) 
Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:05:17 PM waihun

changed on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:06:03 PM

      Isaiah 58:6   
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? 
Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:04:11 PM waihun
      Matthew 6:18   
That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. 
Tuesday, August 22, 2000 2:03:13 PM waihun

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