Do you have questions about fasting? What is it? How do I do it? You've read it in Scripture and want to know more? Let's unlock some mysteries about this powerful spiritual weapon and look at some benefits as well as some verses to stand on. This is not an exhaustive study but more of a glance. We will talk more and go into more detail later. First of all what is it? It is partial or complete abstinence from food, sex, water or really any carnal, physical or earthly enjoyment or pleasure that is not absolutely and immediately essential to life.
Please note fasting water would only be recommended under extreme situations if at all. It would also be recommended to check with your doctor before to see how fasting may affect you. Medication and health issues may play a role too. Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of fasting and some tips on getting started:
Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days — a superhuman feat to be sure. While some people have fasted for as long, a day, three days or a week would be more common among His followers.