Daniel 10:2-3, In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full week
ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did
I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
What is The Daniel Fast?
A Daniel’s Fast is a fast of only vegetables, fruit, and water. It includes no
bread of any type, no pasta, and no meat. This will be one of the greatest,
healthiest things you will ever do, not only physically, but spiritually.
Why Do We Do It?
Just as God had a vision for Daniel, God has a vision for your life, a dream
for you. He has ordered your life from beginning to end—whom you should
marry, what you should do, and where you are supposed to go. He knows
your every step—all of it. God has the vision. But notice that the
twenty-one-day fast is what caused understanding of the vision to Daniel.
Another word for understanding would be focus or clarity. It brought about the
“know-how” to make the vision happen.
Suddenly, a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on
the palms of my hands. And he said to me, “O Daniel, man great beloved,
understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now
been sent to you…Now I have come to make you understand what will
happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days
yet to come. “-Daniel 10:10-11, 14
This has happened so many times in this ministry. As we’ve grown from one
level to another, through fasting, God brought us understanding of how to
make the vision we have come to pass. God is not dangling the hope out
there just to torment you. Habakkuk 2:3 says, “For the vision is yet for an
appointed time.” But you don’t just wait idly for it; you do your part. And
nothing positions you better for a breakthrough than a fast. God is the God of
the breakthrough. Through a twenty-one-day fast, God will give you
understanding of the vision He has given to you.
Excerpt taken from Jentezen Franklin’s 21 Day Fast Journal
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Please note: As with any fast, please consult your physician prior to engaging
in the fast. If you are currently taking medication or have other health
issues, we advise you to use wisdom throughout this fast.
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