Monday, January 4, 2010

The Primary Purpose of Fasting


Fasting as define is voluntarily abstaining from food for spiritual purposes.  Primarily, the purpose of fasting is self-humbling. It is a scriptural means ordained by God for us to humble ourselves. Throughout the Bible God requires His people to humble themselves before Him.  Many different passages of scripture emphasize this.  Matthew 18:4, Matthew 23:12, James 4:10 and 1 Peter 5:6. One important feature of all these Scriptures is that the responsibility to humble ourselves is placed upon us. We cannot transfer that responsibility to God.  To pray, "God make me humble," is unscriptural, because the reply of God in Scripture is always, "Humble yourself."
" I humbled my soul with fasting..."
(Psalm 35:13)
The essential nature of fasting is renouncing the natural to invoke the supernatural.  The most natural thing for us to do is to eat.  When we give up eating, we are deliberately turning away from the natural by turning to God and to the supernatural. This has a deep significance.  Luke 4:1-2.
To all who are doing the first of the year fasting, happy fasting.  Praying for Spiritual Breakthrough.
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2 comments:

  1. I love the new look.....awesome!

    May God bless you as never yet before in 2010.

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