Fasts in the Bible
There are many references to fasting in the Bible. Here are some of the types of fasts you can find:

  1. The Disciples’ Fast (Matthew 17:18-21; Isaiah 58:6-8) – Purpose: For spiritual breakthroughs. To free you from sin, particularly habitual sin.
    2. The Ezra Fast (Ezra 8) – Purpose: To bring a solution to a great problem or difficult situation.
    3. The Samuel Fast (1 Samuel 7) – Purpose: For national revival.
    4. The Elijah Fast (1 Kings 19) – Purpose: To break negative emotions (depression, despondency, fear, hopelessness, insecurity, etc.).
    5. The Widow’s Fast (1 Kings 17) – Purpose: To meet the needs of others (as in Isaiah 58:7).
    6. The Apostle Paul’s Fast (Acts 9:9) – Purpose: To receive divine guidance for a major decision.
    7. The Daniel Fast (Daniel 10) – Purpose: For revelation, favor and health.
    8. John the Baptist’s Fast (Matthew 9:14-15; John 1:6-7) – Purpose: For favor and an ever-widening circle of influence.
    9. Esther’s Fast (Esther 4:15-16) – Purpose: For protection against danger and for favor.  Post by Duane Vance Klok.  Accessed November 19, 2022 at 9:43 am.


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