How Fast ?

"To fast turns our heart
toward Almighty God,
while acutely exposing
weakness in flesh."



PURPOSE To Fast:
Isaiah 58:3-10 To loose the bonds of wickedness.
To undo heavy burdens.
Freedom for the oppressed.
To feed the hungry.
To bring in the poor/homeless.
Open recognition/empathy for others from your own weakness.
Nehemiah 1Sorrow at God's Judgment.

PROCEED With The Fast:
Zechariah 7:5Direct your fast toward God.
Matthew 6:16-18Maintain your best demeanor/appearance.
Isaiah 58:3,4Shun pleasure, excess, exploitation, strife, debate, evil.

FAST Reviews:
I Kings 21:25-29Fasting & prayer allied with service to God;
Daniel 9:3;
Joel 1:14; 2:12
waiting on Him,
Luke 2:37;
Acts 13:2; 14:23
supplication, repentance.
Psalm 35:13;
Ezra 8:21-23
"I humbled myself with fasting"
Judges 20:26;
I Samuel 7:6
All Israel.
II Chronicles 20:3;
Jeremiah 36:9
All Judah.
Jonah 3:5All Nineveh.
Daniel 6:18Darius fasted while Daniel was with the lions.
Esther 4:16Esther asks the nation before appearing before Ahasuerus.
Zechariah 7:5-6; 8:19Fasts & Feasts both commemorate.
II Samuel 12:15-23A time to fast and a time to end a fast.
Leviticus 16:29-35Day of Atonement "Afflict your souls" may refer to fasting.
II Corinthians 6:5; 11:27Possible involuntary fasting for the sufferings of Christ.