Have you ever gone on a partial fast for a length of time; particularly, 7-21 days and all you could eat was fruits and vegetables? Although this fast is similar to a Daniel, which was lentil–vegetables and water, it gives the same results and some refer to it as the Daniel fast. The Daniel fast is awesome, spiritually and physically. The Bible delineates in the book of Daniel chapter 1 that Daniel refused to eat food and meat that were forbidden by the law of Moses. Hence he did not want to break the law and be defiled, therefore, he refused to eat or drink the daily provision requested of the king, which was meat and wine. Although the king’s provision was a requirement during the special three year training course for courtiers, Daniel declared thatHananiah, Mishael, Azariah, and he would only eat pulse and drink water for 10-days and they would be ten-times better. The test was a challenge to Daniel’s faith in God. There must have been an element of the miraculous in the result, for 10-days is not long enough to be able to tell the difference because of eating certain foods. Verse 15 of chapter 1 tells us that all four countenance appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the king’s portion of meat, and wine. Daniel and the three boys had more knowledge and skill in learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams (verse 17).
This fast is so on time. The watchmen have been on the wall guarding the gate and preparing the way. Our spirits are rejuvenated and we are excited. Get ready Perfecting, after this 10-day fast, I decree some of you will be catapulted into a new realm of the spirit. Your spiritual gifts will be activated and you will operate in the will of God. You will also move with wisdom and understand and be sensitive to the choreographic and symphonic movements of heaven. God is a big God. Today we believe above and beyond what we see or hear. He has moved us into a wealthy place and our cognitive processing of the Word of God has gone to new heights as we take on new territories and terrain in every area of our lives.
Here is a food & recipe tip:
I though about how often times, those who are fasting choose salads each day during the fast as their main course. After a while they become jaded to the idea of salads and run out of ideas for salads. Others become very creative on how to make their dinner or lunch exciting and delectable.
Here are a few dishes that think will help, especially if you are having or attending a BBQ:
1 Prepare your grill, gas or charcoal, with direct, high heat, about 550°F.
2 Place the corn in their husks on the hot grill. Cover. Turn the corn occasionally, until the husks are charred on all sides, about 15 to 20 minutes.
3 Remove corn from grill. Let sit for 5 minutes. Use a hand towel to protect your hands while removing the silks and charred husks from the corn.
Serve hot, with butter.
GRILLED SWEET POTATO
2 pounds sweet potatoes
3-4 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (including tender stems)
1 teaspoon of lime zest or lemon zest
2 tablespoons of fresh lime or lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
Pinch of salt
1 Prepare your grill for hot, direct heat. While the grill is heating up, peel the sweet potatoes and slice lengthwise, or on a diagonal, into 1/4 inch-thick pieces. Coat the sweet potato slices with olive oil and lightly sprinkle with Kosher salt.
2 Combine all of the dressing ingredients into a small bowl.
3 Once the grill is hot, lay the sweet potato pieces down onto the grill grates. Cover the grill and cook until each side gets some grill marks, between 3-6 minutes for each side, depending on how hot your grill is.
4 Toss the sweet potatoes in a bowl with the dressing and serve hot.
Yield: Serves 4.
Grilled Romaine Lettuce Recipe
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 10 minutes
What are romaine hearts? Just the inner leaves of romaine lettucethat stay somewhat tightly together, not the outer leaves.
- 3 to 4 romaine hearts
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar (or cider vinegar)
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Pinch freshly ground black pepper
1 Prep the romaine hearts—pull off any old leaves. Chop off the top 1 or 2 inches of the lettuce head, and shave off the browned part of the root end, leaving the root end intact so that the lettuce head stays together.
2 Prepare your grill for high, direct heat. Paint the lettuce hearts all over with the vinaigrette. Prepare the vinaigrette. Put the oil, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk with a fork to combine.
3 Grill the romaine hearts until lightly browned on all sides, turning every minute or two until done.
Serve immediately. You can either serve the hearts whole, or chop them and toss them for a salad.
Yield: Serves 3-4.
This consecration runs for 21-days. After, we shall rejoice in the Lord for the many blessings.
Read scriptures and pray daily, for without prayer there is no power.
Daily, I will post a message and scripture reading..
Corporate prayer will be held on given days as well – Look for announcements
If you can make it out for noonday pray, come out and be blessed.
- Fasting Guidelines:
Fast until 5-PM daily with one meal per-day. If you are unable to make it to 5 PM, try sipping on fruit juice or water. If you are on medication use wisdom and eat a little something.
Refrain from the following:
Soda or Drinks
Stay away from fried food, red meat, and carbohydrates
The following is acceptable for the fast:
- Poultry and Fish
Vegetables – best are fresh or frozen
Bake or mashed potato only
After meal snacks (desert)
- Nuts/Trail Mix
Smoothies (no ice-cream)
Read the Word of God Daily
Category: Books of the Bible
Here is a quiz just for fun:
Which Book Has…
1.) Which book has “To every thing there is a season”?
2.) Which book has “Wine is a mocker and strong drink is raging”?
3.) Which book has “Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth”?
4.) Which book has “Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels”?
Song of Solomon
5.) Which book has “Vanity vanities, saith the preacher, all is vanity”?
Song of Solomon
6.) Which book has “A soft answer turneth away wrath”?
Song of Solomon
7.) Which book has “Behold how good it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”?
Song of Solomon
8.) Which book has “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he”?
Song of Solomon
9.) Which book has “My beloved is mine and I am his”?
Song of Solomon
10.) Which book has “Let the day perish wherein I was born”?
You will need to do research on the history for some. Of course you may use the Bible and commentary; however be careful with commentary, it is the writers’ opinion. You can also use the Internet.
Hint 1 – Some of the questions are about the women of faith that were posted. Read further in the stories. You many have to search the reference scriptures. Best to have a reference Bible on hand.
Hint-2 – BlueLetterBible.com is a Bible search engine. Enter the name of person or word phrase from the Bible and it will give you all the scriptures (verses) for your search. Another tool is google.
Hint-3 Read the story of Miriam Moses’ Sister it will give a lead for one of the questions for Moses.
Hint -4 A helpful tip for multiple choice questions; use process of elimination. Just cross off all the incorrect answers. This will help to select the correct answer.
Hint-5 Fact Finding Questions – Try search engines
Cheat Sheet Below
Which answer is correct
Note: give the number for question and only the correct alpha for each question. Example: 1 – a
1. In the book of Daniel, what does the image of gold, silver, brass, iron, and clay depict, as seen by King Nebuchadnezzar in a dream?
- a) The wealth of Babylon
- b) The hierarchy of the Kingdom
- c) Cosmopolitan Babylonian Kingdom
- d) Consecutive World Empire
2. Simeon, Issachar, Dinah. How are these three related?
- a) False gods
- b) Children of Jacob
- c) Children of Benjamin
- d) Messengers of the Lord
3. Hagar, Mary mother of Jesus, Manoah’s wife. What do these three Bible women have in common?
- a) All had sons predicted by a king
- b) All had sons predicted by a prophet
- c) All had sons predicted by Scripture
- d) All had sons predicted by an angel
4. Hezekiah, Josiah, Rehoboam. How are these three men the same?
- a) Prophets
- b) Kings
- c) Priest
- d) Angels
5. David, Moses, Asaph. What do these Old Testament men have in common?
- a) Leaders of Israel
- b) Authors of Psalms
- c) Died by fire
- d) Never married
6. What is the last color mentioned in the Bible?
- a) White
- b) Blue
- c) Gold
- d) Scarlet
7. How many fish did Peter catch during the miracle performed after Jesus’ resurrection according to John?
- a) 531
- b) 135
- c) 513
- d) 153
8. Who, with the help of his followers, made the first complete translation of the New Testament into English?
- a) Luther
- b) Scofield
- c) Coverdale
- d) Wycliffe
9. The Feast had already begun in Bethany. On approximately what day of the Feast did Jesus arrive at Simon’s the Leper’s house?
- a) Between the 5th and 6th
- b) Between the 1st and 2nd
- c) Between the 4th and 3rd
- d) Between the 6th and 7th
10. David received word that Abigail’s husband had died, what did David do?
- a) David blessed the Lord that He had pleaded his cause and went to Carmel to commune with Abigail and took her as his wife
- b) David blessed the Lord that the He had pleaded his cause and sent handmaidens to Carmel to commune with Abigail as she bereaved over her husband
- c) David blessed the Lord that He pleaded his cause and sent servants to Carmel to commune with Abigail to take her as his wife
- d) David rose that morning and took servants with him to Carmel and took Abigail as his wife
11. What did Naaman have with him when he arrived at Elisha’s front door before he dipped in the Jordan?
- a) A candle and oil
- b) Two mules and horses
- c) Horses and chariots
- d) Two mules and oil
12. Moses what adopted by an Egyptian women, daughter of Pharaoh, what was her name?
- a) Shiphrah
- b) Thermuthis
- c) Puah
- d) Zipporah
13. Dinah was about 14 or 15 went she went looking for the daughters of the land and was violated. What two brothers took revenge?
- a) Simeon & Hamor
- b) Levi & Dan
- c) Levi & Gad
- d) Simeon & Levi
14. In whatyear was the King James version of the Bible first published?
- a) 1610
- b) 1611
- d) 1642
- d) 1666
15. The daughters of Zelophehad are from the tribe of?
- a) Tribe of Manasseh
- b) Tribe of Benjamin
- c) Tribe of Judah
- d) Tribe of Issachar
16. How many barren women are found the Bible?
- a) five
- b) seven
- c) three
- d) four
17. According to Zondervan, of the following translations, which requires the lowest reading level to understand?
- a) New King James Version
- b) King James Version
- c) New International Reader Version
- d) New American Standard Bible
Facts about the human body – Which statement is incorrect
18. Which statement is false about the human tongue?
- a) Has over 10,000 taste buds
- b) Is unique like a finger print
- c) Can distinguish the difference taste bitter & sweet
- d) Tongue piercing is an ancient cultural practice, dates back before recorded history
19. Which statement is false about the human eye?
- a) The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology
- b) It is possible to sneeze with your eyes open
- c) Men are able to read fine print better than women
- d) Babies’ eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old
20. Which statement is false about the human body?
- a) The aorta, which is the smallest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose
- b) Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced
- c) The sensitivity of a woman’s middle finger is reduced during menstruation
- d) The slowest growing finger nail is on the thumb nail and the fastest growing is the finger nail on the middle finger
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