Monday, August 15, 2016

31 Different Kinds of Biblical Fasts

Who fasted in the Bible? Why did they fast? Here are some of the reasons people fasted in the Bible.

1. The Eliezer Fast...to Complete a Task (Genesis 24:33)
2. The Moses Fast...to Receive Instructions from God (Exodus 24:28)
3. The Wave Offering Fast...for Giving to God (Leviticus 23:10-14)
4. The Day of Atonement Fast...for Repentance (Leviticus 23:26-32)
5. The Nazirite Fast...to Fulfill a Vow (Numbers 6:3-4)
6. The Hannah Fast...for Answer to Prayer (1 Samuel 1:7)
7. The Samuel Fast...for Confession of Sins (1 Samuel 7:6)
8. The David Fast... to Humble Yourself (Psalm 35:13)
9. The Widow’s Fast...as a Seed Toward Your Future Need (1 Kings 17:15)
10. The Elijah Fast...To Cure Depression and Discouragement (1 Kings 19:8)
11. The Jehoshaphat Fast...for Deliverance From an Enemy (2 Chronicles 20:1‑4)
12. The Esther Fast...for the Salvation of a People (Esther 4:15‑16)
13. The Ezra Fast...for Protection (Ezra 8:21‑23)
14. The Nehemiah Fast...to Prepare for Rebuilding (Nehemiah 1:4)
15. The Isaiah Fast...God’s Chosen Fast (Isaiah 58:6-12)
16. The Jeremiah Fast...to Hear God’s Word (Jeremiah 36:6,9)
17. The Daniel Fast...To Obey God’s Law (Daniel 1:8)
18. The Gabriel Fast...for Spiritual Break-through (Daniel 9:3, 21)
19. The Joel Fast...to turn to God with all your heart (Joel 2:12)
20. The Jonah Fast...for the Repentance of a Nation (Jonah 3:5-9)
21. The Zechariah Fast...during Times of Mourning (Zechariah 3:5-9)
22. The Anna Fast...the Fasted Lifestyle (Luke 2:36-37)
23. The John the Baptist Fast...to Prepare the Way for Jesus (Luke 7:33)
24. The Jesus Fast...for Consecration (Matthew 4:2)
25. The Disciple’s Fast...to Cast Out Demons (Matthew 17:21)
26. The Pharisee Fast...to Impress People rather then God (Luke 18:12)
27. The Wedding Party’s Fast...to Wait for the Bridegroom (Luke 5:34-35)
28. The Saul Fast...for Light in the Midst of Darkness (Acts 9:9)
29. The Cornelius Fast...to Catch God’s Attention (Acts 10:30)
30. The Paul and Barnabas Fast...for Ordination into Ministry (Acts 13:2-3)
31. The Paul Fast...during Times of Hardship (2 Corinthians 6:4‑6)


This is an excerpt from Daniel's book: "The Power of Fasting." To order your copy, click HERE.