The Fast of Daniel is based on the fast described in Daniel chapter 10 in the Bible. Daniel decided to fast for 21 days in order to find favour, and receive wisdom and understanding from God.
Nowadays, among the list of things which get in the way of our relationship with God, distractions are one of the worse. They come in all forms of entertainment and secular information, which bombard us constantly. As the Lord Jesus would say: ‘He who has ears to hear, let him hear!’ (Matthew 13:9).
To receive the Holy Spirit requires separating yourself from poor decisions that have distanced you from God. Perhaps you find yourself struggling with negative feelings – such as pride, grudges, bad eyes, etc that may be detrimental to your spiritual life, which will eventually undermine your communion with Him. You have to be humble to recognise that you need to change and as a consequence, He will pour out His Spirit upon you and do great wonders in your life.
Why take part in this purpose?
The main objective of the fast is to receive the Holy Spirit, you are invited to start this purpose with us to see benefits in every area of your life.
Just as fasting means more than abstaining from food, this purpose is more than refraining from secular information or entertainment. The fast calls for us to abstain from certain things but also requires the right attitude, which will help you reach your objectives. In addition to refraining from secular information you are invited to reach out to those who are suffering as the Word of God mentions in the book of Isaiah 58:6-9, that is the fast that indeed pleases God to break the yoke of those who are suffering. When we give we call God’s attention and give Him more of a reason why we should receive the Holy Spirit.
When the work of breaking the yoke is effectively done, God will also do a work in the life of the person that has made themselves available as it is written:
“Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.” (Isaiah 58:8)
How to participate?
This is your opportunity to swap your thoughts for the thoughts of God; meditate on His Word and communicate with Him through prayer to have a true encounter with the Creator. If you wish to develop spiritually and desire to have His seal, then this is the time.
Read Bishop Macedo’s daily messages to help you throughout this journey. Use them for your spiritual and personal growth.
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