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Abundant Life Church - Pastor Benjamin Davis
Abundant Life Church - Pastor Benjamin Davis

Pastor's Corner

Pastor Ben's Principles for Fasting

Twitter iconBy Pastor Benjamin Davis

1.  There is no command in the Scripture to fast. Therefore, you can live your whole Christian life without fasting for spiritual reasons and still be an obedient Christian.  Therefore, when considering a fast, remember: “...there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1-4 NIV).

2.  There are a lot of biblical models for fasting. It is primarily done by people who want “more” from God:

a.    more spiritual relationship with God (John 17:3).

b.    more revelation from God (Ephesians 1:17-18).

c.    more healing from God (1 Thess. 5:23-24).

d.    more faith from God (Luke 17:6).

e.    more success with God (Joshua 1:8).

f.   ...

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