Twelve Reasons to Fast
1. To humble self so God can use me. In fasting we attempt to bring ourselves to a humble state so God can make us holy, so we will be willing to seek Him, able to minister to Him, honor Him, and do His will (e.g. Ezra 8:21).
2. To express grief and repentance for sin, and for deliverance. If we fast to express repentance, it will also be for deliverance. When Ninevah fasted they did turn from their evil way, but their main purpose was to avert God’s wrath. And that is just what happened. “…God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them…” (Jonah 3:10).
We in America also need to repent with fasting because of our evil (e. g. materialism, sensuality, pornography, and…
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