Fasting especially from food can open our minds and emotions that sometimes get hidden by our thoughts, activities, and daily life. Thus we can see that miracle or change in us.
---Scott1 on 11/4/14|
Does fasting bring miracles? Answer: Not in my life.
---Sin on 10/8/14|
To Bro.Adetunji, really agre
post 9/11/14 Fasting is a time, yes, we forget about the worldly things, put total concentration in communion
with our Heavenly Father..amen.Thank God for His mercy,loving kindness.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 10/8/14|
All power belongs to God/Jesus, answer to prayers & all godly miracles received is granted from His holy throne.
Fasting helps us to be less worldly & concentrate/ focus on God more.
And God said in JER.29:13 that if we seek Him with all our heart, we will find Him.
That is what i believe fasting helps us to do, if what we ask is not contrary to His will.
---Adetunji on 9/15/14|
God has made Fasting away of life for me
It's a weapon in The Christians arsenals probably the most powerful
I have prayed and prayed and prayed no answer but as soon as I fast the answer comes
I read somewhere that when we fast we become the prayer
Plus fastng is casting all your care upon God
Because when you're fasting you don't worry you know he's got it
---Susana on 9/14/14|
Cluny: "One thing about our fasting--it should always be under obedience and NOT self-willed."
Not self-willed? Do an online bible search for "pray -thee" and learn how praying is done throughout the bible. And, while you're at it, search for "fast -fasten".
---Steveng on 3/8/11|
"I dont know about fasting,but I do know on numerous occassions jesus told people it was their faith that had healed them" by tom2.
Here in the above statement is a great truth. Notice Jesus did not mention keeping the sacraments. Jesus did not mention being baptized, and Jesus certainly didn't mention any works. Jesus spoke of faith. We would all do well to remember this.
---mima on 3/8/11|
//But the idea we can force God into doing our will--call them "miracles," if you like--by fasting or any other means is called SORCERY.//
and the source of the 'miracle' is not from God.
---aka on 2/26/11|
One thing about our fasting--it should always be under obedience and NOT self-willed.
Self-willed fasting ALWAYS brings not only physical weakness but spiritual ailments as well, such as thinking oneself a hit man for Jesus with an .850 batting average. (Who was it who claimed that?)
But the idea we can force God into doing our will--call them "miracles," if you like--by fasting or any other means is called SORCERY.
And I will point out that the Sacraments are NOT in this category, but are strictly obeying God in doing what He explicitly commanded in Scripture.
---Cluny on 2/25/11|
I don't believe fasting bring miracles. I believe when we fast their is a possibility of a miracle taking place. I don't believe it is something we should specifically do, in order to see if we will experience a miracle. Specifically looking for a miracle is akin to magic. God is a miracle worker, for sure. But not a magician.
---Robyn on 2/24/11|
Missionary friend of mine in China when on a full 40 days fast. And surprisingly did very well. And upon discontinuing his fast he went back to solid food very slowly. I myself only lasted 13 days at the end of those 13 days I was very very weak.
---mima on 2/24/11|
God/Jesus Christ is the TRUE miracle worker(His miracles have no evil repercussions or something to give in return). Fasting helps to be in-tune/closer with/to the miracle-worker.
---Adetunji on 2/24/11|
I dont know about fasting,but I do know on numerous occassions jesus told people it was their faith that had healed them
---tom2 on 2/24/11|
i believe if You are living a life in accordance with Isaiah 58 You definitly have God's undivided attention...
---kevin5443 on 2/24/11|
The Lord never specifically told us to Fast for a miracle.
The verse in Matthew 17:21 "But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."
Were NOT the words of Christ, but was a Scribal note that found its way in the main text.(Orginally a side note).
HOWEVER: We have ACTS 13:2-3
The ministry of Paul started after a period of praying and fasting. "While they were worshipping and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Set a part for me Barnabas and Saul...
Also, The Lord said we would fast after he is risen.
"The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, then they will fast, (Matthew 9:15)
---John on 2/23/11|
fasting does not bring miracles. God does.
fasting (in the right Spirit) facilitates spiritual growth and possibly wonders from above if it is called for by God.
fasting in the wrong spirit or flesh facilitates spiritual growth of another kind.
---aka on 2/24/11|
Fasting does not cause miracles. I have experienced at least two miracles and I was not fasting at the time. Fasting is a discipline which puts us in line with God thoughts.
When in line many things become clearer and interestingly enough the person takes less offense of things that go against him.
Fasting has the effect of calming down the human spirit of rebellion in us all.
---mima on 2/23/11|
Starving the flesh is only half of the instruction, the other half of the instruction is feeding the spirit: it is fasting AND PRAYER. Fasting is fastening to Jesus. For when I am week, then am I strong, for his power will rest upon me. Consider this, when one has an abuundance of money and food and clothes and health and happiness, why would they ever need or seek after God, because they already have whatsoever their heart desires or whatsoever they can buy: but when one is in need, then they will seek out the help and pray asking of God, "and you all will seek me and find, when you all will search for me with all your heart." Jer.29:13.
---Eloy on 2/23/11|
*If* fasting brings a miracle . . . my opinion is it is because the person in fasting was getting into the power of the Holy Spirit, by shutting out all else as much as one has. And then the person was in the Holy Spirit's power to bring the miracle.
But it needs to be God who has the person do this, leading the person. Or else, in your other spirit, you can be intensifying in a wrong spirit, while shutting out food, etc. I have fasted, then sinned more. Others have fasted "for debate and strife" (Isaiah 58:4).
---Bill_willa6989 on 2/23/11|
Who said it did?
Fasting and prayer bring us closer in tune with God, so He can work in our lives.
Neither bring miracles in and of themselves.
---Cluny on 2/23/11|