Fasting

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Do you take fasting seriously?

Many professing Christians do not.  While many will indeed make a few dietary adjustments during the lenten season in obedience to their church, it seems that few engage in voluntary seasons of serious self-denial and intense prayer.

If more Christians did take fasting seriously, their prayers would be more fervent and efficacious, their bodies would be more healthy and lean, and the kingdom of God would exercise greater authority and power on the earth.

God calls you to take fasting seriously:

For after Jesus’ disciples asked him about the weakness of their ministry, he explained, “Because of your unbelief; assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind [of demon] does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” (Matt. 17:20-21)