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WHAT IS FASTING 

 

Fasting is abstaining from food for spiritual purposes. Fasting is a spiritual discipline that is taught in the Bible. Jesus expected His followers to fast, and He said that God rewards fasting. Fasting, according to the Bible, means to voluntarily reduce or eliminate your intake of food for a specific time and purpose.

According to the Bible, there are three duties of every Christian: give, pray and fast.

Jesus says that fasting - like prayer and giving - grows your relationship with God. If practiced with humility, fasting will increase your sensitivity to God's voice and allow you to connect more deeply with God's work within and around you.

Biblical fasting takes a lot of discipline and strength—strength which you can only receive from God. Your private discipline will bring you rewards in Heaven, says Matthew 6. When you give God your first through fasting, prayer and giving at the beginning of the year, you set the course for the entire year.

SOME SPIRITUAL REASONS & BENEFITS OF FASTING:

 

To truly humble ourselves before God (Ezra 8:21; James 4:8-10; 2 Chronicles. 7:14)
 

To learn how to depend on God for strength (Mathew 17:21; Isaiah 40:31)

 

To ask for supernatural intervention from God (2 Samuel 12:16; Acts 14:23)

 

To help us hear & respond better to the Spirit of God (Luke 4:1; Ephesians 6:18-19)

 

To obtain supernatural protection and provision (Ezra 8:21-23)

 

To prepare for a special task or assignment (Exodus 24:12-18; Luke 4:1, 14)

 

To make more time for prayer in order to get closer to God. (Matthew 6:16; Mark 2:20)

THE IMPORTANCE OF FASTING

Often in the Bible, God's people fasted immediately before a major victory, miracle, or answer to prayer. It prepared them for a blessing!

• Moses fasted before he received the Ten Commandments.

"Moses was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant--the Ten Commandments." Exodus 34:28 (NIV)

• The Israelites fasted before a miraculous victory.

"Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, "A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Sea. It is already in Hazazon Tamar" (that is, En Gedi). Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah." 2 Chronicles 20:2-3(NIV)

• Daniel fasted in order to receive guidance from God.

"So, I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes." Daniel 9:3(NIV)

"While I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. He instructed me and said to me, 'Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.” Daniel 9:21-22 (NIV)

• Nehemiah fasted before beginning a major building project.

"When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven." Nehemiah 1:4 (NIV)

• Jesus fasted during His victory over temptation.

"For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by the Devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when the time was up he was hungry." Luke 4:2 (Msg)

• The first Christians fasted during-decision making times.

"While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, 'Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.' So, after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off." Acts 13:2-3 (NIV)

FASTING

What You Can Eat & Drink While Fasting

Fish/Chicken, Fruits & Vegetables, Water

Can’t Have: Fried Foods, Canned Fruits, No Condiments

Can Have: Only 3 Tablespoons Salad Dressing, & 100% lemon Juice

Week One January 11th –17th

Fasting Time: 7pm - 7am Daily

Eating Time:7am - 7pm – 6pm Daily

Drinking Time: Anytime

Drink: Water 8/10 8oz Glasses minimum per day

Week Two

Fasting Time: 7pm - 11am

Eating Time: 11am - 7pm daily

Drinking Time: Anytime

Drink: Water 12/14 8oz Glasses minimum per day

Week Three

Fasting Time: 7pm-12pm (noon)

Eating Time: 12pm - 7pm daily (noon)

Drinking Time: Anytime

Drink: Water 14/16 8oz Glasses minimum per day

FASTING VEGATABLES

Artichoke, Arugula, Asparagus - Green, Purple, White, Avocado, Bean Sprouts, Beans, Beet, Bell Peppers, Bitter Melon/Bitter Gourd, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chayote, Corn/Maize (Baby Corn/Candle Corn), Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Green Beans, String Beans, Snap Beans, Wax Beans, Greens (Collard Greens, Kale, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnip Greens), Horseradish,  Artichokes, Lemongrass, Lettuce, Butterhead-Bibb, Boston, Romaine, Iceberg, Green Leaf, Red Leaf, Mushrooms, Okra, Olive, Onion, Green Onions, Scallions, Parsley, Peas - Green Peas, Snow Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radish, Rutabaga, Spinach, Squash-Sweet Potato, Tomato, Turnip, Water Chestnut, Yams, Zucchini.

 

FASTING FRUITS 

Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Nectarines, Oranges, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon.

SUPPLEMENTS VITAMINS

1. Multi Vitamin Alive Men/Women or My Kind Men/Women

2. Vitamin D 5000  

3. Fish Oil 1000

QUICKS LINKS

Church Corporate Consecration Guide

Meditation & Prayer Guide

Week One: Prayer List

Week Two: Prayer List

Fasting Guide

Giving Guide

Fasting Contract

 

 

ABOUT US

At Quest we want to express our Love for God and our Love for people. Every service, and every ministry within our church is designed to help people grow in their love for him and their love for others.

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SUNDAYS
11:30am - Doors Open

12:00pm - Communion Service

12:30pm - Worship Service

12:45pm - Online Facebook Live

WEDNESDAYS
6:00pm - Doors Open

6:45pm - Corporate Prayer
7:15pm - Midweek Bible Study

7:15pm - Online Facebook Live 

CHURCH INFORMATION

To locate our church use this address. 

 

DIRECTIONS

5230 Northfield Rd.

Maple Heights, OH. 44137

 

CHURCH OFFICE

216-510-5559

 

CHURCH EMAIL

questcc.org@gmail.com

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