15 Bible Verses About Fasting And It's Benefits
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Bible verses about fasting

Before jumping into the Bible verses about fasting, it is very important to know what fasting is and what does the bible say about fasting and prayer.

If we defined fasting correctly: Fasting is total or partial abstinence from water and food. 

But according to the Christain fasting, it is not just for salvation but fasting actually helps you to overcome your bad habits and addictions or anything that holds you back to walk with God.

Fasting is the best way to rely on God it helps you to grow spiritually and stay connected with God.

When we are in fasting we should spend more time in prayer, you can pray for your life and for others as well. Meditate in God's words as more as you can.

    Types of Fasting

    •  Regular Fast (AKA Supernatural Fast or dry Fast) is basically delimiting from all food but nowadays many people can't resist them from drinking water or juice, but when Jesus did He didn't drink or eat anything for 40 days and 40 nights. 

    • Partial Fast also know as Daniel fast it is helpful for both physical and spiritual growth. If you read  Daniel 1:8- ""But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way." So, this type of fast is generally refraining from certain types of food because all we are giving up to the desires of our flesh and focusing on our spirits through fast.

    • Full Fast or  Paul Fast.- Full fast is when you take no water and food. According to the book of Esther 4:16, it says: Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for 3 days and nights.

    Bible Verses About Fasting 

    Fasting is the best way to stay connected with God when we fast we should always spend our time in meditating God's words because that is the only way that will keep you away from all the temptation and help you to seek God's directions.

    Bible teaches us a lot about fasting and there are many benefits of fasting as well, plus for your spiritual growth fasting is one of the most important ways or practices that can help you draw near to God.

    ✝ But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
    ~Matthew 6:17-18

    bible verses about fasting
    Bible verses about fasting

    ✝ When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
    ~Nehemiah 1:4

    ✝ Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 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.” Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
    ~Acts 13:1-3

    bible verses about fasting
    Bible verses about fasting

    ✝ But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
    ~Matthew 4:4

    ✝ Where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them, he was hungry.
    ~Luke 4:2 

    ✝ 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.
    ~Acts 13:2

    ✝ Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?....your Heavenly Father knows what you need.
    ~Matthew 6:31-32

    bible verses about fasting
    Bible verses about fasting
    ✝ Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning
    ~Joel 2:12

    ✝ So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.
     ~.Ezra 8:23

    ✝ Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    ~Philippians 4:6-7 

    ✝ So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights. He neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
    ~Exodus 34:28 

    bible verses about fasting
    Bible verses about fasting

    ✝ But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
    ~1 Corinthians 9:27

    ✝ When I wept and humbled my soul with fasting, it became my reproach.
    ~Psalm 69:1

    ✝ And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
    ~Mark 9:29

    ✝ And then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.
    ~Luke 2:37

    Benefits Of Fasting

    bible verses about fasting
    Bible verses about fasting

    If you are thirsty for God then the only best way is to start fasting from today.
    Here are the 3 benefits or you can say rewards that come only from fasting:

    •  Fasting helps us to stay connected with God and disconnects us from the world's materialistic things. When you fast you start seeking for Holy Spirit that cleanse your soul from inside and makes you Holy.

    • Fasting connects our needs with God-when we fast we take all our needs and desires directly to God. According to Matthew 6:16 (ESV)- And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

    • We feed our soul with living bread and wine: Nothing can satisfy our soul except Jesus Christ. When we fast we get connected with God and invites Him into our lives and walk into His directions through His guidance.

    • Fasting makes our soul strong and when our soul is strong it will help your body, mind, and emotions to walk into the presence of God and worship Him, Just like Psalm 103:1 says "Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name."

    Final thoughts: Fasting has done tremendous work in my life and I personally know the benefits that I have received. If you are a believer you should also start fasting from today that will help your connection with God stronger and you will see how the blessings start flooding into your life.

    At least once in a week you should fast and keep yourself away from all the worldly things and just spend your time in prayer and in meditating your Bible. Surely God will guide you and show you the right way.

    If this post was helpful please do share this post with your friends and loved ones to receive the blessings from fasting also let us know about your fasting journey.

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