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"Fasting for Breakthrough" - Pastor Ben - Sunday, June 2, 2024

Fasting - you can handle more than you think!


(Book recommendation: "Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough" by Elmer Towns)


9 Types of Biblical Fasts:

  1. The Disciple’s Fast - Fasting for freedom from addiction - to loose the bonds of wickedness
  2. The Ezra Fast - Fasting to solve problems
  3. The Samuel Fast - Fasting to win people to Christ - to repent of sin
  4. The Elijah Fast - Fasting to overcome negative emotions and habits
  5. The Widow’s Fast - Fasting to provide for the needy
  6. The Saint Paul Fast - Fasting for decision making
  7. The Daniel Fast - Fasting for influential testimony
  8. The John the Baptist Fast - Fasting for influential testimony - to enhance your influence before others
  9. The Esther Fast - Fasting for protection from the evil one -the glory of the Lord will be your guard

Ezra 8:23 "So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer."

1 Samuel 7:6 6  "When they had gathered at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out* on the ground before the LORD, and they fasted that day, saying, “We have sinned against the LORD.”

Acts 9:9 "For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything."

Daniel 1:8 "But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way."

*Fasting is crucial for the life of the Believer and we must not be afraid to use it!

5 Reasons to Fast:

  1. Fast in obedience to Jesus' teachings.
  2. To demonstrate our dependence on God - a practical way to humble ourselves before God.
  3. To receive God's wisdom in our lives.
  4. To focus our minds on what we are praying for.
  5. Deliverance

"Lord, we do not know what to do...but our eyes are on You!" (2 Chronicles 20:12)

Jesus, we need You more than we need food!  Amen!

*Be patient and wait on the Lord... He is faithful...the answer may not come when or in the the way you expect, but it WILL come!

*Commit to seeking God for more of Him, for breakthrough...

  • Can you commit to fasting regularly...once a week or once a month?
  • Believe for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit for Bethel and for your family!

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