I've never understood this concept.
What is the point?
What is to be gained by denying bodily needs (such as nourishment)?
Why would a deity ask this of someone?
Why would a person choose to suffer FOR their deity?
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Answer by vbruno at 1:52 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
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Answer by BubbaLuva at 1:33 PM on Apr. 23, 2011
Fasting is a Spiritual dicipline that is very powerful & has transformed lives. I have fasted 3 days, but never felt the leading of the Holy Spirit to fast beyond that. My Dear son-in-law has done a 30 day fast before...Christ fasted 40 days before He was tempted of the devil.
The Bible says that our flesh is an enemy of God & hates spiritual things, so the flesh isn't happy when we fast, but as the body grows weaker in submission to God, the Holy Spirit can do a greater work in our lives!!! The body grows weak, but the Spirit grows stronger!!!
Answer by turtldov at 3:16 PM on Apr. 25, 2011