4 WHAT IS FASTING? GIVING UP THINGS I ENJOY? NOTHING WRONG WITH GIVING UP HABBITS OR ADDICTIONS!MOST HABBITS WE DO NOT ABSOLUTLEY NEED(TV/COMPUTERS/ACTIVITIES)BIBLICAL FAST = WITHOUT FOOD FOR PERIOD OF TIME
5 WHY FOOD? 2 REASONS: BATTLE FLESH VS. SOUL/SPIRIT BODY MUST BE A TRUE SACRIFICE(OXYGEN/WATER/FOOD)WEAKEN THE FLESH STRENGTHEN SOUL & SPIRIT(BODY/SOUL/SPIRIT)BATTLEFLESH VS. SOUL/SPIRIT
6 WHAT DOES FASTING DO? BRINGS A DEEPER INTIMACY BETWEEN YOU & GOD A CLOSER CONNECTIONGOD ALWAYS LISTENS THROUGH PRAYERFASTING SHOWS GOD YOUR WILLINGNESS FOR THOSE PRAYERS TO BE ANSWEREDFASTING RELEASES THE ANOINTING, FAVOR & BLESSING OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE
7 SPIRITUAL HUNGERMATTHEW 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filledFASTING SHOWS HUNGER & THIRST FOR HIS RIGHTEOUSNESSWHEN ELIMINATING FOOD FROM YOUR DIET FOR A NUMBER OF DAYSYOUR SPIRIT BECOMES UNCLUTTERED BY THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD AND AMAZINGLY SENSITIVE TO GODFASTING IS A SECRET SOURCE OF POWER THAT IS OVER LOOKED BY MANY
8 THREEFOLD CORDJesus devoted his time to teaching His disciples the principles of the kingdom of God, principles that conflict with those of the worldMATTHEW 6 Jesus provides the pattern by which each of us is to live as a child of GodPATTERN = 3 SPECIFIC DUTIES OF A CHRISTIAN: GIVING, PRAYING & FASTINGSolomon, when writing books of wisdom for Israel points out that a cord or rope braided with 3 strands is not easily broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12)GIVING, PRAYING & FASTING = THREEFOLD CORDNOT EASILY BROKEN
9 DISCIPLES COULD NOT CAST OUT DEMON MATTHEW 17:20 JESUS SAYS NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLEMATTHEW TELLS A STORY OF A FATHER WITH A DEMON POSSESSED SONHE BOUGHT HIS SON TO THE DISCIPLES AND THEY COULD NOT CURE HIM(MATTHEW 17:15)EVEN AFTER JESUS HAD GIVEN THEM POWER TO HE & CAST OUT SPIRITS(MATTHEW 10:1)WHY COULDN’T THEY CAST OUT THE DEMON?THEY DIDN’T KNOW THEMSELVES WHY THEY COULDN’T“THIS KIND CAN COME OUT BY NOTHING BUT PRAYER AND FASTING”(MATTHEW 17:29)JESUS TOLD THEM THEY NEEDED FAITH BUT THAT WASN’T ALL
10 JESUS UNDERSTOOD THE POWER JESUS FASTED 40 DAYS & 40 NIGHTSWHY DID JESUS FAST? HE WAS GOD BUT STILL FASTEDWHY?BECAUSE HE KNEW THE SUPERNATURAL THING COULD BE RELEASED THROUGH FASTINGWANTED THAT CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FATHERNOTICE WHEN JESUS FASTED – HE ALSO INCLUDED PRAYER
12 LUKE 9:1 JESUS CALLED HIS 12 DISCIPLES TOGETHER & GAVE THEM POWER & AUTHORITYLUKE 9:1 JESUS CALLED HIS 12 DISCIPLES TOGETHER & GAVE THEM“POWER & AUTHORITY”POWER USED IN SCRIPTURE:LUKE 10:19 Behold, I give you the power (authority) to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.ACTS 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you
13 SPECIAL POWER OVER SATAN Acts 1:8 DUNAMIS = POWERINWARD ENERGY OR THE ANOINTING OF GODEXAMPLE:MARK 5 when the Jesus touched the woman who had the issue of bloodMark says that virtue came out of Him (JESUS)It came out of His body and went into the hem of His robe and into the woman’s bodyHe felt when she touched Him…that power (which means virtue in this case) leaveDunamis is used for the word “power” in Mark 5Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you
14 WE HAVE 2 MANIFESTATIONS WITHIN US: 1. POWER (DUNAMIS) - ABIDES ON THE INSIDE OF USTHE ANOINTING OF GOD CAN COME AND PASS THROUGH YOU INTO THEM2. AUTHORITY – A POWER WHEN FIGHTING OFF DEMONS (SATAN)YOU DON’T HAVE POWER TO CAST OR FIGHTYOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO USE THE NAME OF JESUSLUKE 9:1 He gave them power and authority over devils and to cure diseasesLUKE 9:37 THEY’RE POWERLESSWHY?THEY HAVE NO FAITHYOU HAVE TO HAVE FAITH & TRUST IN THE LORDLUKE 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
15 POWER: PASSED THROUGH LAYING OF HANDS POWER IS PASSED BY THE LAYING OF HANDS(PRAYING OVER PEOPLE)THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE THE DISCIPLES LAID HANDS ON PEOPLEJESUS LAID HANDS ON PEOPLEPAUL SAID HE LAID HANDS UPON TIMOTHY AND PARTED GIFTS TO HIMACTS 19:1-7 PEOPLE RECEIVED THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WHEN THEY LAID HANDS UPON THEM
16 AUTHORITY COMES THROUGH THE SPOKEN WORD AUTHORITY COME THROUGH THE SPOKEN WORDCHRIST WAS PREACHING THEY SAID WHERE DID THIS MAN GET THES WORDS? BY WHAT AUTHORITY DOES HE PREACH?CENTURION OR ROMAN OFFICER:NEVER HAS A MAN SPOKE LIKE THIS MAN (JESUS)He came to Christ and said you’re a man of authority, I’m a man of authority, I understand authority….I say to one go here he does it, do this and he does it, but if you can speak the word only my servant will be healedNOT TALKING OF POWER, BUT AUTHORITY
21 BOB ROGERS – 101 REASONS TO FAST American History: the foundation of our Nation used Prayer & Fasting based on the Bible2 Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.POINT 1:Assembly of Virginia passed a resolution on June 1, 1774 as a day of Fasting, Humiliation and PrayerMay 1774, the British Parliament ordered an embargo of Boston to begin June 1stImmediately the Burgesses of Virginia passed a resolution protesting this act and setting aside the day of embargo to seek God through fasting & prayerHere’s how the resolution read:Tuesday, 24th of May, King George III, 1774: This house deeply impressed with the apprehension of the great dangers to be derived to British America from the hostile invasion of the city of Boston our sister colony of Massachusetts Bay whose commerce and harbor are on the 1st Day of June next to be stopped by an armed force, deem it highly necessary that the set 1st day of June be set apart by the members of the House of a day of fasting humiliation and prayer devalued to implore the divine interposition for averting the heavy calamity which threatens the destruction of our civil rightsCAN YOU IMAGINE THIS GOING ON TODAY IN OUR GOVERNEMENT?
22 WASHINGTON & ADAMSPOINT 2:GEORGE WASHINGTON: set a pattern for leaders of this country to fast and prayDuring the resolution passed in Virginia, 1774 Washington’s Diary reads:“He went to Church and fasted all day…”OUR COUNTRY WAS PROCEEDED TO FAST AND PRAY TO AVOID WARJOHN ADAMS: who was the 2nd President proclaimed May 9, 1798 as a Day of Solon Humiliation, Fasting & PrayerU.S. was an the verge of war with France
23 UNDER MADISON4th President, James Madison, the United States was engaged in war with BritainBoth Houses of Congress passed a joint resolution desiring a public day of humiliation, fasting & prayer on Jan 12, 1815This historical event in our nation’s history fulfilled God’s promise recorded in:Isaiah 65:24 “It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear.4 days before the fasting date set by President Madison, Britain was defeated in the battle of New OrleansPeace soon followed and Congress set the 2nd Tuesday of April, 1815 as a day of Thanksgiving to GodPROCLAMATION READS:“it is for blessings such as these and especially for the restoration of the blessing of peace that I now recommend that the 2nd Tuesday of April, next be set apart as a day on which the people of every religious denomination may in their solon assemblies unite their heart and their voices in a free will offering to the Heavenly benefactor for their homage of thanksgiving and of their songs of praise”
24 ABRAHAM LINCOLNAbraham Lincoln one of our best presidents proclaimed 3 fasts:September, 1861March 30, 1863August, 1864so the president of the United States proclaimed a fast 3 times….no wonder the civil war ended and America was brought back togetherWhen you humble yourself and pray what does God say He will do?Bible says, “He will heal their land”
26 MEDICAL FIELD DON COLBERT, MD BOOK : “TOXIC RELIEF “FASTING IS GREAT FOR MEDICAL GUIDELINES”CHAPTER: “FINDING HEALING THROUGH FASTING”EXCELLENT INFO & CAUTIONS“fasting not only prevents sickness, but if done correctly holds amazingly healing benefits to those who suffer illness and diseaseFIGHTS COLDS TO HEART DISEASEMIGHTY KEY TO HEALING THE BODYDR. ODA H.F. BIRCHINGERFASTING IS THE ROYAL ROAD TO HEALINGit can heal and help rheumatism in joints and muscles, & diseases of the heart, circulation, blood vessels, stress-related exhaustion, skin disease---including pimples and complexion problems, disease of respiration organs, allergies and other diseasesDR. TANNER “MEDICAL DR. TESTED OUT FASTING:AGE: 50 LENGTH: 43 DAYS FASTED WITHOUT FOOD (under super vision) OUTCOME: HEALTHIERAGE: 60 LENGTH: 50 DAYS OUTCOME: DURING SAW UNSPEAKABLE GLORIES OF GODAGE: 70 LENGTH 53 DAYS OUTCOME: ALL OF THE ABOVE THINGS NOT TO MENTION SOME REVERSE AGINGHIS THINNING GRAY HAIR STARTED COMING IN THICK AND BLACK (ORIGINAL HAIR COLOR)LIVED A LONG HEALTHY LIFE (AGE 93)
27 ANCIENT PRACTICE IS HEALTHY MEN & WOMEN HAVE FASTED SINCE ANCIENT TIMESMODERN BOOKS CLAIMING IT’S HEALTHYGreek physician Hippocrates “father of modern medicine”Believed Fasting was very Healthy for the BodyAMAZING THIS PRACTICE GOD WANTS FROM US IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR OUR BODIES
28 HEALTH BENEFITS FASTING SLOWS THE AGING PROCESS MOSES FASTED 40 DAYS – LIVED 120 YEARSFASTING SHARPENS YOU MENTALLYAIDS IN IMPROVING: HEARING/TASTE/SIGHT/TOUCH/SMELLALL SENSORY FACULTIESHELPS BREAK ADDICTIONS:NICOTINE/ALOCHOL/DRUGS/OVER EATINGFASTING HELPS PEOPLE GET COUNTROL OF THEIR BODIES(BOTH PHYSICALLY & SPRITUALLY)
30 WHO CAN FAST? MISCONCEPTION: FASTING IS ONLY DONE BY FANATICS OR CHURCH LEADERSLUKE 5:34-35 Jesus says it is the duty of every disciple & believer to fastPharisees ask why His disciples hadn’t fasted---Jesus tells them about the bridegroomLUKE 5:34-35 Jesus answered, "Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast.”CHRIST IS THE BRIDEGROOM TAKEN FROM THE DISCIPLESJESUS DIDN’T EXPECT HIS DISCIPLES TO SOMETHING HE HADN’T DONE AS WELLJEUS FASTED AND ACCORDING TO THE WORDS OF PETER, JESUS IS OUR EXAMPLE(1 Peter 2:21)Matthew 6---God delights in giving rewardsWhen giving, praying and fasting are practiced in you life, He will “reward you openly”
32 Bible says there is a right way and a wrong way of Fasting RIGHT & WRONG WAYIsaiah 58:3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’ “ In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, And exploit all your laborers. Indeed you fast for strife and debate, And to strike with the fist of wickedness. You will not fast as you do this day, To make your voice heard on high. Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, And to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call this a fast, And an acceptable day to the LORD?Bible says there is a right way and a wrong way of Fasting
33 NOT A TIME TO SHOW OFF PART OF A PHARISEES DUTY: Matthew 6:16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.Jesus is saying the Pharisees were known for their FastingPART OF A PHARISEES DUTY:FAST SO MANY TIMES A DAYPAY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TITHESENLARGE THEIR FALACTRIES (PRAYER BOXES ON THEIR HEADS)ENLARGE BORDERS ON THEIR GARMENTSAPPEARED TO MAKE THEM MORE SPIRITUAL IN THE EYES OF THE PEOPLESome of the Pharisees when they would fast would put dark under their eyes to make it look like they were praying all night and mess their hair up to get people’s reaction and people talking about how holy or spiritual he’s been with God
34 LOOK & ACT YOUR NORM GO ON ABOUT YOUR NORMAL SCHEDULE LOOK/ACT THE SAMEDON’T BRAG ABOUT YOUR FASTJESUS SAYS FAST IN SECRET
35 IN A PUBLIC ASSEMBLY PRAY TOGETHER JESUS ON FASTINGMatthew 6:4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.Matthew 6:6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.Matthew 6:18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.JESUS SAID THIS NOT BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT US TO PRAY IN A CONGREGATIONACTS: THEY LIFTED UP THEIR VOICE IN ONE ACCORD AND SUDDENLY THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME ON THEMIN A PUBLIC ASSEMBLY PRAY TOGETHER
36 WHY IS FASTING OVERLOOKED? BATTLE VS. HUNGERLUKE 4:1-2 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.WHY IS FASTING OVERLOOKED?“KING STOMACH”DEFEAT THE DICTATOR WITHIN
37 EXAMPLES OF KING STOMACH Started in the Garden of Eden(Gen 2:8-9; 16-17)Satan convinced Eve that she should “EAT” from the forbidden treeAdam also “ATE”(Gen 3:6)1 meal ruined what they had with Godthey literally ate themselves out of house and homebut also out of will of God for their livesKing Stomach’s only Temporarily Satisfied
38 KING STOMACH HELPED CARRY THEM RIGHT INTO DAMNATION SODOM & GOMORAHEzekiel 16:49-50 'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.KING STOMACH HELPED CARRY THEM RIGHT INTO DAMNATION
39 ESAU ESAU WAS THE SON OF ISAAC & REBEKAH (TWIN BROTHER JACOB) ESAU WAS CONSIDERED THE 1ST BORN (SPECIAL BIRTH RIGHT)ESAU WOULD RECEIVE A DOUBLE PROTION OF HIS FATHER’S ESTATEESAU (A HUNTER)ONE DAY ESAU RETURNED WITH NO MEATWAS HUNGRY AND ASKED JACOB FOR HIS MEAL OF RED LINTELS AND BREADGEN 25:34 says, Esau impulsively gave up his birth right for itGOD HAD A PLAN AND WILL FOR ESAULUST FOR FOOD MORE IMPORTANT
40 ISRAELITES OUT OF EGYPT God delivered the Israelites after 400 years of slavery in EgyptLed through Red Sea into the Promise LandBefore the Promise Land they were in the Wilderness for 40 yearsGod provided bread or Manna for a perfectly balanced diet that not one got sickit filled their bellies and their bodies healthy and strongmixed multitude yielded intense cravings with Israel and said who will give us meat (Numbers 11:4-7)God listened and gave them meat with strict instructions—he sent qual (Numbers 11:18-20)verse 34 called “Kibroth Hahaavah” which means “Graves of Luster’s” a memorial to those who ate themselves right out of the Promised Land
41 WHEN TO FAST? NEVER A WRONG TIME TO FAST WHEN YOU FEEL YOURSELF GROWING SPRITUALLY DRYNEED FRESH ENCOUNTER WITH GODWHEN YOU DON’T SENSE THAT CUTTING EDGE ANOINTING
42 FASTING IS USUALLY INCONVENIENT NEVER THE RIGHT TIMEWE LIVE BUSY LIVESFASTING IS USUALLY INCONVENIENTJUMP INTO IT AND DO IT!
43 3 Reasons to Start Fasting at the Beginning of the Year: 1. Sets course for the rest of the year2. Blessings will happen throughout the year3. Release Principle in Matthew 6:33—seek 1st the Kingdom and all things shall be added to you
44 TIPS ON FASTING BIBLE MENTIONS: 3 Days, 7 Days, 21 Days & 40 Days THERE’S NO REAL FORMULA3 DAY FAST IS VERY PRACTICAL21 DAY “DANIEL FAST” NO MEATS, BREADS OR SWEETSIS THAT A REAL FAST?WORKED FOR DANIEL!IF IT MEANS SOMETHING TO YOU IT MEANS SOMETHING TO GODLONGER FASTS: DRINK WATER, JUICE & BROTH
45 TIPS FOR FASTING FAST DEPENDS ON CIRCUMSTANCES DON’T GET BOGGED DOWN IN ALL THE DETAILSDON’T BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLENO NEED FOR HEROICSBE REASONABLE (make sure it’s meaningful and sacrificial)AT TIMES THE LORD MAY IMPRESS YOU TO GO LONGER ON A FASTDON’T CONDEMN YOURSELFAVOID CERTAIN STORES/RESTARAUNTSIT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING TO GOD IF IT DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU
46 TIPS CONTINUED DON’T GORGE YOURSELF DAYS BEFORE (TAPER OFF YOUR FOOD INTAKE)DRINK 1 GALLON OF PURIFIED WATER THROUGHOUT THE 1ST DAYPURIFIED FLUSHED THE TOXINS & POISON OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM(HELPS FOR A GOOD START)WATER WILL BE A FASTERS BEST FRIENDPREPARE FOR HEADACHES FROM TIME TO TIME(AFTER 3 DAYS USUALLY DISAPPEAR)YOU MAY SEE A COATING ON YOUR TONGUE FOR A FEW DAYS(TOXINS ARE BEING ELIMINATED)AVG. AMERICAN CONSUMES 4 LBS. OF CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVES, COLORING STABILIZERS, FLAVORINGS AND ADDITVES EACH YEARYOUR BODY IS GOING THROUGH A DETOX (LIKE A SPRING CLEANING)IT GIVES THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM A BREAK (THAT’S A HEALTHY THING)(FAST FOR 3 DAYS OR MORE YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM SHUTS DOWN)FIGHT THROUGH THE PAIN & STRUGGLEEXPIERIENCE THE “SWEET PLACE” IN THE FAST
48 HEAR MY VOICE:John 10:27-28 My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.Jesus emphasis “hear” My voiceHE CREATED US TO LISTEN TO HIM SPEAKINGDO YOU WANT TO HEAR THE VOICE OF THE CREATOR?DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HIM MORE DEEPLY?-Children can understand these concepts and it is important that they learn them at a young ageEVERY ASSIGNMENT OR CALL OF GOD AND THE DIRECTION FROM GOD STARTS SOMETWHEREGOD HAS A SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENTS FOR YOU R LIFE…HOW DO YOU DISCOVER THEM?HEAR HIS VOICE?Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.SHOW GOD YOU’RE WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE YOUR BODY TO HEAR HIM***FASTING KEEPS YOU SENSITIVE TO HIS SPIRIT ENABLING YOU TO LIVE HOLY***
49 YOU WILL DISCOVER HIS GOOD & PERFECT WILL FOR YOUR LIFE PAUL CONTINUES:Paul went on to say:Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.WHEN YOU PRESENT YOUR BODY TO GOD IN THAT MANNER, YOU OPEN YOURSELF UP TO HEAR FROM GODYOU WILL DISCOVER HIS GOOD & PERFECT WILL FOR YOUR LIFE
51 EXAMPLE OF WEAPONRY FASTING A WEAPON FOR A BELIEVER KING JEHOSAPHAT (JUDAH)WAS ABOUT TO BE TAKEN OVER BY THE ASSYRIANSALL OF JUDAH FASTED AND PRAYED(2 Chronicles 20:3-4, 13)God will deliver you and show you His plan!!!
52 SATAN HATES YOUR FASTING SATAN GET DISTURBED WHEN YOU GO BEYOND BEING JUST A SUDAY MORNING CHRISTIANDEVIL KNOWS THERE’S POWER WITH FASTINGWHY DID SATAN TEMPT JESUS AT THE END OF HIS FAST?CHRIST WAS DETERMINED TO ACCOMPLISH HIS MISSIONREMEMBER THE ENEMIES AGENDG IS TO STEAL, KILL & DESTROY(JOHN 10:10)DO YOU THINK THE ENEMY WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE?HE KNOWS HE’S DEFEATED BUT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW THATIT’S CRUCIAL FOR SATAN TO GET YOU DISTRACTED FROM GODSTAY FOCUSED ON THE PROMISES OF THAT ARE RELEASED WHEN YOU EMPLOY THE POWERFUL WEAPON OF FASTING!!!
54 Different Types of Fasts: Corporate Fast Prayer: “7 DAY FAST”Daniel 10:2-3At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.Purpose of Fast: To grow closer to God and to have God pour His favor on us.Different Types of Fasts:Full Fast: Drink only liquids; water, 100% juice and clear broth.Daniel Fast: Eat no meat, no sweets and no bread. Eat fruits and vegetables and drink only water.Partial Fast: This fast is from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. or from sun-up to sun-down. A partial fast can also be any type of fast.Description of your fast with God (ex: foods to avoid/set hours or days):Corporate Fast Prayer:1.) Growth for Cedar Springs Christian Church and for the Holy Spirit to reach our local community2.) Description of Your Five Individual Fasting Prayers:_____________________________________Matthew 6: 1-18Giving, prayer and fasting are three duties of a Christian and God will reward you openlyCedar Springs Christian Church340 West Pine Cedar Springs(616)