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Our fasting quote of encouragement today is from Richard Foster. He said: "Fasting reminds us that we are sustained by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Food does not sustain us; God sustains us."
Our fasting devotional today is titled "THE DANIEL FAST PRESCRIPTION: DEAL WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF THE FAST'S FAILURE" (part 1) from Dr. Elmer L. Towns in his book "Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough".
You may enter the Daniel Fast---either for yourself or for someone else's healing---and the person doesn't get better. Despite prayer, the illness seems to increase. What should be your reaction?
First, don't terminate your fast, or cut it short. A fever frequently gets worse before it is broken, and health returns. Keep your commitment to God.
Second, realize that some diseases are so advanced that healing is not possible.
Third, recall that all healing is subject to the will of God. He may have in mind a purpose in this illness that you cannot see. Remember that God controls all of our lives; no one dies prematurely. When God does heal, it is temporary, because as Hebrews 9:27 says, "it is appointed for men to die." God controls the hands of the clock that determines the death of all people. Some healthy people die by accident, yet other diseased people live on for years.
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