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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 4 of 7)

Fasting for Discipline, for Protection against Lust and for Humility Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and … Continue reading

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Reframing Reality: Putting Controls on Our Lifestyle by Fasting

Fasting & Controlling Our Life And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes. [Daniel 9:3] We are not left untested when we simply make an intellectual declaration … Continue reading

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Performance Enhancing Thoughts: Patience (5)

Patience: Guardian of Virtues But as for that in the good soil, these are the ones who, when they hear the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance. [Luke 8:15]. Our capacity … Continue reading

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A Sacred Diet: Fasting and Divine Service

 Sacred Diet Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches— Feed me with the food allotted to me;  Lest I be full and deny You, And say, “Who is the LORD?” Or lest I be … Continue reading

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Fasting Defined: Etymology & Purpose of Devotional Fasting (1/3)

Etymology & Purpose of Religious Fasting A holy and lawful fast has three ends in view. We use it either to mortify and subdue the flesh, that it may not wanton, or to prepare the better for prayer and holy … Continue reading

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Sacred Scriptures: Standards for Spiritual Excellence

Scriptures: The God Standard Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work. [2 Timothy 3:16]. When … Continue reading

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Spiritual Exercises to Strengthen Our Faith (3/5)

Spiritual Exercises (4-6) But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.  For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is … Continue reading

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