While you are fasting, what exactly are you believing God to do in, for, or through you? Listed below are 9 different types of fasts found in the bible and that you could model from…. enjoy

9 Different Types of Fasts in the bible:

The Disciples Fast (Matthew 17:21): Deliverance from sin, addiction, bondage

The Ezra Fast (8:23): Help and divine protection from the Satan. Ezra said that they prayed and fasted and God answered their request.

The Samuel Fast (1 Samuel 7:6): For revival – the people were bound by idol worship and needed deliverance. Samuel called them back to seeking the Lord and to bring the Ark back to Jerusalem.

The Elijah Fast (1 Kings 19:4,8): mental freedom from emotional problems or habits.

The Widow’s Fast (1 Kings 17:16): She went without food To meet the physical needs of someone else. – the prophet Elijah. Because she sacrificed her food, God made sure that you would have more than enough food.

The Paul Fast (Acts 9:9): For physical healing of his eyes and to get direction from God.

The John the Baptist Fast (Luke 1:15): To enhance our walk with God and witness

The Ester Fast (Esther 4:16, 5:2): Protection from the evil one.

The Jesus Fast—For spiritual empowerment and victory over temptation, the flesh and the devil.

The Daniel Fast – The Seeking of God’s favor in His purpose and vision for life.


23 thoughts on “9 Different types of fasts in the bible

  1. Thanks for caring enough to put this information for the body of Christ. would an Esther fast be what we need as we pray for the election and a new government of Christ for Australia or would it be a Daniel fast?

  2. Thank you for empowering me and for that revelation about fasting.It is of great use for me now and may the Lord continue to use you so that you can reach many beloved who need such information.

  3. Thanks I fast a lot but didn’t know the names I just ask God for whatever I wanted him to do but now I can fast with the names of our pass brothers n sister now am on a Ester fast n didn’t know thanks for the names

  4. thank for making a Christian walk so fruitful and fasting so enjoyable with more insight in it.God must continue to use you for his glory

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