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42 Bible Verses About Fasting To Get Your Breakthrough (Amazing)

42 Bible Verses About Fasting To Get Your Breakthrough (Amazing)

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On this page, we're going to present some Bible verses about fasting to get your breakthrough. These Bible verses come from both the Old Testament and New Testament. By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, may God show you the power that can be released through fasting.

The power that comes through fasting comes because of the relinquishing of human control.

When human beings control their lives, their flesh dominates. When God controls your life, the Spirit of God dominates. And so fasting is a process that brings about the transferal of power from one kingdom to another; from man's kingdom to God's kingdom. And so, you would see Jesus fasting, you might see Moses and King David fasting.

Why?

Because they're trying to acquire the kingdom of God. They're trying to acquire that weight that comes from the kingdom, because the Kingdom is not meat or drink but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, according to Romans 14:17.


More Bible Verses About Fasting

Matthew 6:16-18

  • Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Great Scriptures About Fasting

1 Corinthians 7:5

  • Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

Isaiah 58:6

  • Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Exodus 34:28

  • And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

Powerful Scriptures About Fasting

Isaiah 58:3-7

  • Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours. Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord? Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and…

2 Samuel 1:12

  • And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the Lord, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

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Ezra 8:23

  • So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.

Acts 14:23

  • And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

Daniel 10:3

  • I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.

Joel 2:12

  • Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

Acts 13:2

  • As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

Cool Scriptures on Fasting

Matthew 6:17-18

  • But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Luke 18:1-12

  • And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? And he spake this parable unto certain…

Interesting Scriptures About Fasting Cont'd

Psalm 69:10

  • When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. 

2 Samuel 12:15-17

  • And Nathan departed unto his house. And the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife bare unto David, and it was very sick. David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth. And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.

Mark 9:29

  • And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

More Fasting Scriptures

Luke 4:1-4

  • And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Matthew 6:16

  • Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

More Fasting Verses

Psalm 35:13-14

  • But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

Joel 1:14

  • Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry unto the Lord, 

Acts 13:1-3

  • Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Interesting Scriptures For Fasting

Matthew 6:18

  • That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Esther 4:16

  • Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

Acts 13:3

  • And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

More Scriptures For Fasting

Matthew 9:14-17

  • Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

Luke 4:2

  • Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

More Powerful Scriptures About Fasting

Joel 2:12-13

  • Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Luke 2:37

  • And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

Ezra 8:21-23

  • Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance. For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him. So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.

More Thought-Provoking Fasting Scriptures

Luke 18:12

  • I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

Nehemiah 1:4

  • And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,

Psalm 35:13

  • But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

More Fasting Scriptures Cont'd

Matthew 4:4

  • But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Matthew 9:14-15

  • Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

Fasting Scriptures Cont'd

Romans 1:17

  • For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Acts 13:3-4

  • And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.

Matthew 5:6

  • Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

More Fasting Bible Verses

Galatians 2:20

  • I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Daniel 9:3-5

  • And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

Interesting Fasting Quotes

Hebrews 11:1

  • Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:6

  • But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

1 Kings 21:25-27

  • But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up. And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the Lord cast out before the children of Israel. And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

Matthew 17:20-22

  • And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:

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And so if you're abiding in the flesh, then you have no part in this kingdom. But if you're abiding in the Spirit, then the kingdom of God is yours.

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Fasting is a process of humility.

Humility simply means that you relinquish your control. You say, God, I want your will to be done, I will serve you.

I put myself under so you can be over.

Fasting is a unique process of humility, because by denying the desires of the flesh, to eat, and do our own will, you 'activate' the desire of the Spirit to eat and to do the Word of God.

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Jesus said it like this: He says, that His meat is to do the will of God and to finish it.

And so, fasting is a humbling of the fleshly appetite, so that the heavenly appetite can be exalted.

Fasting is the saying no to natural food, so that the heavenly food can be given.

Now, do you need to be fasting all the time?

Not necessarily.

There are some times that the Lord will lead you to fast because He wants you to acquire another level in His Kingdom.

It's important that when you fast that you take the word of God with you, because you see, the word of God is the food of the Spirit.

So just as your physical body needs to survive by physical food, or natural food, your spirit lives by the Word of God.

Jesus, in fact, said that John chapter six and verse 63, that my words the words that I speak to you are spirit and life.

And so the Word of God brings forth the Spirit of God, just as natural minerals and so forth that plants that animals consume as they eat and make energy, supply you nutrients when you eat them because your physical body is made up of the nutrients that are in the soil, so too, the Spirit is sustained by the nutrients by what makes it up and that is the Word of God.

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Fasting is A Unique Process Of Transformation

Fasting is a unique process that we have that can unearth many benefits.

Fasting can help you lose weight.

Fasting can cause you to improve your blood glucose, make your body more sensitive to the action of the hormone insulin.

In the same way, in the spirit, fasting allows you to lose spiritual weights that hold you down. And it also allows you to be able to process the Word of God more willingly.

And so there are many parallels in fasting, both in the natural and in the spiritual, but when it comes to a child of God, fasting, enables you to more readily acquire the things of the Kingdom, because you are given place to the Spirit of God or the Holy Ghost because it is in Him that the Kingdom of God resides! Again, that's Romans 14:17. For the kingdom of God is not meat or drink, but righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Ghost.

John's disciples we know from Scripture fasted, we know the Lord Jesus Christ, fasted. Why? Fasting is a means to awaken you to the life in the Spirit with increased sensitivity to the Spirit's activity.

Christian fasting is also a means by which you can overcome spiritual wickedness prevailing in your life. Because when you crucify the flesh through fasting, or you say no to the flesh, through fasting, you make your flesh dead, and essentially, of no effect. Through fasting, you are awakened to the life that is in Christ Jesus!

And so it is my prayer today that the Lord Jesus Christ gives you the secrets of the Kingdom, as you fast and study the Word of God.

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Fasting With Prayer Points

Many people take prayer points when they are fasting.

That's a good thing to do.

It's very important to be led by the Holy Ghost when you're fasting, because He Himself will give you the prayer points, and they won't be the prayer points of man, but the prayer points of God, which are far more powerful. Fasting also will help you to grow in faith because you'll be relying more so on the knowledge and the inspiration that comes from God, rather than the knowledge that comes from your five senses.

Enjoy the Bible verses we have here about fasting. We take these from the King James Version and you can surely use them in your Bible study in your church, or at home. 

 

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