20 Things Fasting Does for Us

1. Holds back God’s judgment (Duet. 9:18-26)
2. Gives answers to prayers (1 Sam. 1:7)
3. Brings victory (Judges 20:26, 35; 2 Chronicles 20:3,4,12,15)
4. Develops humility in us (Psalm 35:13; 69:10)
5. Provides God’s protection (Ezra 8:21-23)
6. Gives plans and provision (Neh. 1:4)
7. Rescues nations (Esther 4:3-16)
8. Looses chains of injustices, sets people free, provides, healing, leads to answered prayer (Isa. 58:6-14)
9. Purifies body and soul (Daniel 1)
10. Gives revelation (Daniel 10:2,3)
11. Brings us back to God (Joel 2:12)
12. Prepares us for return of Jesus (Joel 2:15-18; Luke 2:57; 5:33-35)
13. Expression of repentance (Jonah 3:5-9)
14. Is a secret service to God (Matt 6:4,6,18)
15. Spiritual service (Luke 2:23,37)
16. Is a command of Jesus (Matthew 6:16-18)
17. Weapon in spiritual warfare (Matthew 17:21)
18. Increases spiritual power (Luke 4:1-14)
19. Aids decision making (Acts 3:1-4)
20. Aids in answered prayers (Daniel 9:3-10:3)

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