By Kenneth E. Hagin
Rev. Hagin encourages Christians to check and keep on with the scriptural purposes for fasting. He discuss-es the right kind size for a quick, and he offers an engaging replacement to the normal view of fasting--an substitute the Lord gave him
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I took the extra time that I would have been eating to pray. Remember, fasting will not do you much good if you're not going to spend extra time praying, waiting on God. I made the greatest spiritual strides yet in my ministry during that time of fasting two days a week. I shut myself up in my church and spent many hours praying. I said to my wife, "I know when we eat. If I don't come out to eat, don't send the children after me. " I did quite a bit of fasting. I also did quite a bit of praying, and I spent that extra time in the Word of God.
If we'd run into a hard spot and things weren't happening like I thought they should, I'd fast by drinking a little juice. If I needed more strength physically, I'd start eating, but I never ate all I wanted. I started having more results because I more or less constantly lived the fasted life. One time I went to Kansas City to hold a meeting. When I got there, the pastor said, "Brother Hagin, something has arisen and I've got to be out of town part of this week. " I preached Sunday night. m. Monday night I preached.
It will help you keep the flesh under. It will help you become more sensitive to the Spirit of God. It is good to fast when things are pressing in upon you and you need to wait on God prayerfully. Or, the Lord may. speak to you and lead you to fast. If the Lord lays a fast on your heart, do it! He has spoken to me in this manner several times. The longest I have ever fasted, however, is three days. The Bible lists these reasons for fasting: 1. To minister to the Lord. 2. To lay hands on ministers to send them forth.
A commonsense guide to fasting by Kenneth E. Hagin