The foundation of fasting is a response to a revelation of God’s mercy, love, and grace. It is the revelation of who God is and what He has done that pulls us to express our gratitude through offering our body as a living sacrifice to God. Paul talks about mercy, righteousness, salvation, justification and Jesus’ sacrifice. Romans 12:1-2 states, “…offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.”Fasting results in greater awareness and sensitivity, and through that increased awareness we can be purified. Click To Tweet
To be transformed with a renewed mind, and to know God’s perfect will, we first have to present a living, not dead sacrifice. Offering our body means changing your fleshly mindsets and actions through sole dependence on God’s words and a fresh reliance on His name.Starvation is not fasting Click To Tweet
Starvation is not fasting. Fasting is not for a better diet, to lose weight, or anything tied to your physical or flesh desires. The act of fasting does not make one more righteous. Fasting results in greater awareness and sensitivity, and through that increased awareness we can be purified. Read Daniels, Isaiah 58 and Matthew 6:16-18 to understand the heart of true fasting before the Lord.
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