Can You Give Me More Details about the Daniel Fast?
These steps can be used as a helpful guide before you begin your Fast.
Step 1: Be Specific
Daniel was not vague in his objection to the Babylonian diet. He defined the problem immediately.
- The king’s food was against dietary laws.
- Daniel and his friends had vowed against wine.
- The king’s food had been offered up to idols/demons.
Step 2: Fast as a Spiritual Commitment
The Daniel Fast involves a spiritual commitment to God. “Daniel proposed in his heart that he would not defile himself” (Daniel 1:8).
Step 3: Reflect Inner Desire by Outer Discipline
Many people have an inner desire for better health, but they can’t discipline themselves to avoid junk food, and other foods that are not good for their health. The physical health you seek from God may be more than an answer to prayer. Your physical health can be linked to any of the following factors:
- Your food choices.
- The level of your spiritual commitment as reflected in constant prayer during the fast.
- Your time commitment. If you determine to fast for a certain time, keep it. For example, if you determine to fast 10 days, don’t stop on Day 9.
- Your testimony commitment. Your fast is a statement of faith to God that you want Him to heal your body, and faith is foundational to the Daniel Fast.
Step 4: Pray to Perceive Sin’s Role in Poor Health
Notice James 5:13-16:
- Sin is something related to the cause of sickness.
- Lack of health/healing may be the result of spiritual rebellion.
- Lack of health/healing may be due to sin of wrong intake, i.e. drugs, pornography.
- Repentance is linked to health according to James.
- Elders have a role in healing both spiritual and physical health.
- Sick people must desire to be well
- The anointing oil could mean
- Medicine for healing,
- Symbolic of the Holy Spirit, or
- It could be baptism
- Prayer alone may not gain healing, faith is the major factor.
- In Greek there are several words for “sick”. James uses “Kanino”, which not only includes disease, but also means weak or weary.
- Attitude is important. James said, “are there any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.”
Step 5: Fast as a Statement of Faith to Others
Daniel was making a statement of faith when he asked for only vegetables to eat and water to drink, then dared the overseer to compare the appearance of the four sons of Israel with the young men who ate the king’s food.
Step 6: Learn the Effects of the Food You Eat
Why are some foods good for us and other foods are not? What does certain food do to your body? If we really knew, there would likely be some things we would never eat again.
Step 7: Yield All Results to God
Daniel said, “as you see fit, deal with your servants” Dan. 1:13.
FOOD GUIDELINES FOR A DANIEL FAST
“Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.”
Daniel 10:3 KJV
“I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”
When going on a Daniel fast, or any type of fast, if you have questions outside of what Scripture says, prayerfully seek the Lord and be led by the Spirit for the specifics for your personal fast.
For more information, please see below links:
What Is The 40-Day Fast?
We believe in order to take dominion over the demonic kings, a 40-Day Fast should be completed. This is an individual fast. Some may abstain without food, some without TV or internet, some without sweets, some without coffee but all should chose to abstain from something “choice” – something that would be a sacrifice to give up for a 40-days. Please see www.jentezenfranklin.org/fasting. You will find extensive information about fasting on this website. Please seek the Lord on your fast and ask Him how to go about it. Each fast is different, based on what the Lord would like to accomplish in you. Jump to top
What Is The Jesus Fast?
The Jesus fast (or feast) is simply this: a period of time in which you commit to focus solely on Jesus. This can be 40 days, 8 weeks, or 5 months. When you worship, listen to music that focuses on Jesus and His attributes. When you read the New Testament, concentrate on the Gospels, about Jesus and who He is. In the Old Testament, read the prophecies that are about the coming of Christ. When you ascend, ask Questions about Jesus and His character. The Jesus fast is a period of time where you give up everything else to focus exclusively on Jesus. We recommend reading the Jesus Manifesto, which wholly focuses on His attributes and qualities. (It is sold through our E-Store for $15). Jump to top
How Can I Pray For Katie And EEM?
We appreciate your willingness to lift up Katie and the ministry in prayer. If you are interested, we would like to add you to our Prayer Shield email blasts. Please fill out a volunteer application, so we can start the process, and if approved, get you equipped with Katie’s teachings so that we are all praying in unity and of one mind. On our website (under the Contact tab), we have two different Volunteer Applications – one can be printed out, filled in, then mailed back to EEM; the other can be electronically filled in and emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org Jump to top
How Can I Make a Difference in the Life of a Prisoner?
For every book, The Captivity Series: The Key to Your Expected End that is purchased, we are able to send 10 FREE issues into the prison. This book is the most requested book by prisoners and chaplains because it is a making a difference in their lives!! Some are finding salvation. Some are getting healed. Some are forgiving themselves. Some are making amends. Some are finding their Expected End – all because of this book and the teachings within inspired by the Holy Spirit. Jump to top
Can I Visit Katie And/Or The EEM Offices?
As of right now we are in the process of acquiring our new property. What this means is presently we have no real place for guests to come and visit our ministry. Also, Katie is normally gone four days out of every week and during the time she is back in town she spends almost all of it writing, studying, soaking, and resting with her family at home. Jump to top
Can Katie Personally Pray/Minister to Me?
Unfortunately, Katie is unable to do personal ministry. EEM is an equipping ministry rather than a deliverance ministry. However, EEM absolutely believes in deliverance – it is what we teach and instruct others to do through soul healing. We provide resources and conferences in the areas of healing, deliverance, and supernatural revelation. We do not provide personal ministry, as that is not the call of this ministry. Jump to top
Can Katie Call/Email/Visit Me?
Katie has not been called to do personal ministry as she has been called to teach and equip the Body of Christ as a whole, not on an individual basis. She would be unable to return your phone call/email or visit with you personally. We suggest getting her teachings and applying the principals to your own life for deliverance and healing. Jump to top
What Happens When I Submit An Email/Mail Prayer Request?
The staff here at EEM is honored that you have asked us to pray for your needs. All of the prayer requests are read, even though some may not be personally answered. Your prayer request is important to us, and even more important to our Father God. Your request is read by our faithful prayer warriors and taken to the Throne Room of God on your behalf. In the power and name of Jesus, we pray that His Glory Light will beam directly into your soul, healing your wounds, restore your joy, and give you the answers you need to live the abundant life our Lord has provided. Jump to top
Can Someone Call Me About My Prayer Request And Pray With Me?
Due to the volume of calls we receive on a daily basis, Katie and our EEM prayer team have prayerfully decided on a prayer line. Our intercessors pray over each request within 24 hours. This allows our intercessors to pray for you according to their schedules and also allows them to pray in their own environment. Because of this, they are able to spend an extensive amount of time in prayer especially for you. We do this because we believe in partnering with you in prayer and we want to see you achieve breakthroughs in your life. Jump to top
Why Didn’t I Get a Response From My Email/Letter?
We thank you for your email correspondence. Due to the volume of the emails, some may not be personally answered. Please read through the FAQs where your question or issue may already be addressed. Jump to top
Where Will Katie Be Speaking This Year?
All of the conferences and events where Katie will be speaking are posted on our website. Please go to the ITINERARY tab and all of the conferences are listed. You can either click on the Name of the Event or the REGISTER button to get more details. Jump to top
Can You Help Me Find A Hotel For An Event?
When Katie is a guest speaker at a hosting church, we are normally unfamiliar with that area. We ask that you either get in touch with the venue contact number or Google map the address, then look for lodging in that area. Jump to top