On this page, we're going to present some Bible verses about fasting. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.