When to Fast


The devil is always on the lookout for a chance to undermine the trust of good people. He has incited individuals to fast in an obsessive and prolonged manner, putting their health in jeopardy. That type of fasting is contrary to God’s will. Some people attempt to fast while their bodies are already weak from a past or current sickness, being unable to withstand the physical burden that abstinence from food places on them. This is clearly displeasing to God. The Bible teaches in 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

“And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.” Matthew9:15 A fast will bring the sought-for results if done so as not to endanger one’s health; if done in the right manner – to the honour and glory of God; at the right time. “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans8:26-27.