To the Jews in the Old Testament, fasting meant a total abstinence from nourishment (food or drink) and pleasure for a twenty-four hour period beginning at sunset. A real fast is the sacrificing of the “personal will.” In fact, in the Old Testament, fasting is often referred to as “afflicting the soul.” (Read Leviticus 23:27 & 29)
To release the Power of God through the Biblical practice of fasting.
“And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” Mark 9:29
Fasting is more important than many of you have supposed (I trust that the importance will be revealed as you read the Bible). For many, fasting is not a major Biblical doctrine or a foundational stone of faith, or a panacea for every spiritual ill. Nevertheless, when exercised with a pure heart and right motive, fasting may provide us with the key to unlock the doors that otherwise could not be opened.
It can be a window opening up new horizons in the unseen world, and a spiritual weapon of God’s Power directed towards the pulling down of strongholds. Through His Word, God has awakened many of His people to spiritual possibilities that were manifested only by fasting.
Luke 4:2 (To abstain from eating)
Acts 9:9 (To abstain from eating and drinking)
Daniel 10:3 (To abstain from certain foods)
Should I Continue with my Medication?
It is wise to consult your doctor regarding the effect of fasting combined with your medication.