Sunday, February 28, 2010

Honour God with My Body

Trish shared,
"I went on the Daniel Fast only eating fruit and vegies for 21 days. During that Fast I realised I wanted to honour God with my body weight. I have made serious changes to my diet. Walk 4-5 days a week. Spend time with Him in the Word and Prayer daily. It means being really serious about a relationship with Him, and wow what benefits!!! Praise Him!!"

Thank you for sharing your encouraging words Trish. Allow me to add a couple Scriptures from The Message version of the Bible that reinforce your point.

It is not for our own glory or vanity that we are careful what we eat. It is for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 MSG "So eat your meals heartily, not worrying about what others say about you--you're eating to God's glory, after all, not to please them. As a matter of fact, do everything that way, heartily and freely to God's glory."

Men and women alike need to take care of our bodies, for they are the temple of the Holy Spirit!
1 Corinthians 6:19 MSG "Or didn't you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don't you see that you can't live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you."
Therefore, we must take good care of our bodies. Many common diseases are easily prevented with good nutrition and exercise.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thank God for the Daniel fast!!!

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"I have been on this fast for 4 days now (which I commited to doing 7 days)and I can truly say that I have been tempted to go back to my regular way of living. The more I have been tempted the more I have been praying and asking God for help. Since being on this fast I have been able to hear God clearly and he has told me the things that I need to work on within myself. I understand now that my eyes are the open doorway to sin and doing things outside the will of God. Thank God for the Daniel fast!!! My life will never be the same." Name withheld

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Friday, December 4, 2009

The Daniel Fast by Prayer Meeting


This new book about the Daniel Fast came out on September 6, 2009. It is only 62 pages, so it is a bit expensive for such a small paperback.

You can take a look inside the book at Amazon. It is well written. The style of the book gives you a lot of historical information to better understand the life of Daniel and his friends.


Book Details:
  • Paperback: 62 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (September 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449508308
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449508302
They have published at least two other titles about fasting. One about fasting for Advent called How to Do a Successful Nativity Fast and another about fasting for the 40 day of Lent, Fasting During Great Lent and the Lenten Season.

All books by Prayer Meeting

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough

Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough

Just found some good news at Amazon.com. The new book Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough by Elmer Towns is available for pre-order. He is the creator of the modern Daniel Fast Diet.

Product Description from Amazon:
"Elmer Towns’ Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough has become must reading as this powerful spiritual discipline of fasting has seen a revival among followers of Christ. Now Towns digs deeper into one of the most popular forms of fasting today, the Daniel Fast. With an emphasis on a healthy, simple diet, The Daniel Fast is named after the prophet Daniel who participated in a partial fast for spiritual purposes.

Daniel was taken captive into Babylon when he was 16 years old. The Babylonian king wanted the young prophet to help him administer his rule over the captive Jews—and he wanted to “Babylon-ize” Daniel, to make the young man of God more like him. The first step the king took in his campaign was to provide a sumptuous feast to tempt Daniel— food fit for a king—basically fattening comfort foods. In response, the prophet refrained from the king's table, choosing instead to eat only vegetables and to drink only water. He honored God over the king."

Learn more about this new book at Amazon's website.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Love Your Website!

I love the Daniel Fast!!! I am 31 years old and my mom and I do this fast every year in January when the new year comes in. We are currently doing it now for 2009. We start on New Year's Day, because we want to give God the FIRST in every year. Crystal
Thanks for your encouragement Crystal!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Valerie's Daniel Fast Preparation

Hello and how honored I am to have been chosen to give you the tips that I have for FASTING. Our pastor has been going over the very same thing in church to help the members to get prepared for the January FAST. We are not going on the Daniel FAST, but God will lead as to what FAST is the FAST for this upcoming January.

When I am getting ready to FAST, I feel that I should get the body ready by FASTING for one or two days before the big FAST (such as in January). Hopefully, after FASTING for two days a week , the last two weeks, one should be able to add another day.I try to start staying away from sodas, sweets and anything that is very hard for me to refrain from. Hopefully, by this time, you will be ready for the FAST the first of the year.

This is a time for me to pray to God and make my requests known to him, whether they are spiritual, physical or mental, etc.(It should include all of these and more).

During the FAST, it is good to try at all times to focus on praying and reading God's word and partaking in Godly activities under God's guidance.

It is also good for me not to look on the FAST as a diet, although it is probable that losing weight is going to happen while on a FAST.

FASTING is also a time to talk to God about his will, purpose and plan for one's life and it is a time to be thankful for what God has already done. It is always good to praise God while the FAST is in effect.

I find it beneficial while on the FAST to think on the needs of others as well, the government officials, and now the economy, our church leaders-they need prayer as well and for the doors of jobs to remain open, and the spiritual and natural needs of men and women.

The Daniel FAST is very cleansing and although , I (we) was (were) allowed to eat certain things, I made sure that I did not become a glutton of the things that was permissible for me to eat.

After the FAST, I felt good and successful and I felt that I had honored God in a deep sense of a relationship that only I and God could have. It is a personal thing.

The Daniel FAST caused me to drink a lot of water and I realized, after the FAST, that it was a mental thought that I had to have a soda once a day, because after the FAST, sodas had a funny taste. In other words, it is a trick of the enemy!!

For those that will be going on the DANIEL FAST in 2009, I bid you Godspeed and I admonish you to hold out and endure the FAST. You will not regret it. While on the FAST, bind and rebuke everything that is unlike God from your life. Speak life over every situation and circumstance in your life. Life and death are in the power of the tongue, so choose life! MOST OF ALL.. BE SERIOUS!!!
Thank you for your great input Valerie

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Avoiding tea, salt and raw sugar

Greeting in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am very suprised to see that a few of the recipes on your site have ingredidients that are not in complient with the daniel fast ie. The Daniel Fast did not have any types of sugar. No not even raw sugar. and I was also suprised to see salt and seasoning salt? A fast is not supposed to be pleasurable. It is to afflict our flesh and soul. Last but not least yes teas are herbs but they have caffeine in them and should not be used to replace another flesh driven habit. (coffee and sodas) I pray that the info benefits someone and can be passed on to others who truly desire to fast the way the scripture says to.

May God Bless You All
Cheryl
Thank you for sharing you opinion Cheryl. I'm sure there are many who feel the same as you do. Obviously, I don't agree with your interpretation of Daniel chapter one concerning the  reason for Daniel's Fast/Diet or the foods Daniel allowed and avoided.

However, Cheryl, we affirm and encourage your personal application of the Daniel Fast/Diet. You have the freedom to apply Daniel's Fast according to the grace God gives you through the leading of His Holy Spirit. We also affirm the authority of individuals, groups or churches to do the Daniel Diet/Fast according to their own guidelines. If you are a member of a group or church that requires no salt or raw sugar, then we encourage you to submit to that restriction.

Concerning tea, we encourage only drinking teas without caffeine, in keeping with Elmer Towns' version of the Daniel Fast/Diet in his book Fasting For Spiritual Breakthrough.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

What about fish?

What about fish? Why is fish not a food to eat with this fast? Sheddrika
Thanks for your question Sheddrika. We are avoiding all animal products. So it's best to avoid all meats. However, if God is telling you to eat fish during one of your Daniel Fasts, then obey God and call it a modified Daniel Fast!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Recipes for Desserts?

Hi, Do you have any recipes for desserts? My children are having a hard time giving up sweets. Thanks so much. Also a prayer request: My daughter has Osteogenesis Imperfecta. (brittle bone disease) Please pray for God's healing.
Michelle
Thanks for taking the time to write Michelle. One yummy dessert is smoothies. Some folks allow brown sugar and raw honey. Stevia is a good low calorie natural sweetener. You can buy Stevia, raw honey and raw sugar at Amazon.com.

Click here to search for Vegan dessert recipes. Avoid the recipes that call for items from the Daniel Fast Foods to avoid list.

Let's pray: Heavenly Father we are grateful that You know our bodies inside and out. We fast because we want to honor You with our bodies. We boldly trust You to heal Michelle's daughter. Make her bones strong and healthy. We give You all the glory! In Jesus Name!

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Pain in My Tongue

Dear fellow christian, thank you for this opportunity to ask questions.

My Question: I know about the Dianel fast. I did engage in some day of Daniel fast and some days into the fast I started experiencing some pain on the inner part of my tongue. It makes it reasonably painful for me to swallow saliver, any explain why? please reply.

Stay blessed in Jesus name Amen
Jim
We're sorry to hear about your pain Jim. That is not a common side effect of detoxifying your body, but it is possible. You should consult with your health professionals. Let them know you are doing a Vegan Diet with no sugar or caffeine. Those are the two that cause the most side effects, including body pain and headache. Let us know what you find out, so we can share it with our other Daniel's Fast friends.

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Can you eat anytime of the day?

Can you eat the foods required anytime of the day or is the fasting period from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day?
Kim
Hi Kim. Good to hear from you. Fasting during the Daniel Fast Diet allows you to eat any of the allowed food 24 hours a day. You or your church could decide not to eat anything from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., but that is not required for the Daniel Fast Diet.

Blessings to you as you do the Daniel Fast Diet! Happy Daniel fasting.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Great Deal of Back Pain

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My wife and I are on the Daniel's Fast for three days now. I am doing great, but my wife is have a great deal of pain from her lower back all the way through her legs (both sides). Is this a normal side effect?
Alvin
Thanks for your e-mail Alvin.

We're sorry to hear of that your wife isn't well. We've never heard of back or leg pain as a side effect of the Daniel Fast Diet. It would be best to contact your medical professional/doctor. Let them know that you are on the 3rd day of a vegan diet. If there is a connection, please let us know!

Hope this is helpful.

Let's pray: Heavenly Father, we thank You for the faith You're giving Alvin and his wife to trust in You to do the Daniel Fast. We pray that you would heal his wife and remove the cause of her pain. In Jesus holy name we pray. Amen

Update on Sat, 1 Mar 2008
Thank you so much for your prayers...my wife is feeling better. Based on what I was told from other sources, my wife is experiencing some detox effects from caffeine, sugar, and other chemicals. The symptom is considering quite normal and should disappear within a week. Hope this information is helpful to other people who are having the similar problem.

God Bless,

Alvin
Thanks for your follow-up Alvin. We're all glad to hear your wife is feeling better. Your wife's detox side effects of Daniel's Fast Diet re-enforce how dangerous these chemicals can be for some of us.

Take care and happy Daniel Fasting!
Mike

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

No Such Thing as a Daniel Fast

There is no such thing as a Daniel fast.
James
Thanks for your very short but important e-mail James!

People have at least two reasons to say there is no such thing as a Daniel Fast.

Many people, myself included at one point in my life, don't know that there is a second definition of the word fasting. Merriam Webster's Dictionary says the following about "fasting":

Main Entry: fast
Function: intransitive verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fæstan
Date: before 12th century
  1. to abstain from food
  2. to eat sparingly or abstain from some foods
So we use the 2nd sense of the word fasting. In the Daniel Fast Diet, we are abstaining from many foods, but not all foods.

The second reason I know of why people say there is no such thing as a Daniel Fast, is because the word "fast" is not used in the English text of the book of Daniel.

The issue here is that we are describing Daniel's choice to abstain from certain foods using the word "fast".

We include the word "diet" at our website. So you would likely agree that there is such a thing as a Daniel Diet, even if you didn't know that in English, fasting can mean to abstain from food, or to eat sparingly, or abstain from some foods.

Does this help you James? Did I answer your concern about calling Daniel's Diet a Fast?

Here is a very important Scripture about fasting. I find it very convicting. God gives us yet a third definition of fasting.
Isa 58:3 But they also complain, 'Why do we fast and you don't look our way? Why do we humble ourselves and you don't even notice?' "Well, here's why: "The bottom line on your 'fast days' is profit. You drive your employees much too hard.
Isa 58:4 You fast, but at the same time you bicker and fight. You fast, but you swing a mean fist. The kind of fasting you do won't get your prayers off the ground.
Isa 58:5 Do you think this is the kind of fast day I'm after: a day to show off humility? To put on a pious long face and parade around solemnly in black? Do you call that fasting, a fast day that I, GOD, would like?
Isa 58:6 "This is the kind of fast day I'm after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts.
Isa 58:7 What I'm interested in seeing you do is: sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad, being available to your own families.
Isa 58:8 Do this and the lights will turn on, and your lives will turn around at once. Your righteousness will pave your way. The GOD of glory will secure your passage.
Isa 58:9 Then when you pray, GOD will answer. You'll call out for help and I'll say, 'Here I am.' "If you get rid of unfair practices, quit blaming victims, quit gossiping about other people's sins,
Isa 58:10 If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.
Quoted from The Message Bible
Isn't that a powerful passage?!

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Can I Drink Flavored Water?

I just came off of a 4 day Daniel Fast and I have decided to continue to fast 1 day a week. I drink a lot of flavored water, can I drink this on my 1 day fast.
Charlotte


Good to hear from you Charlotte. God bless you as you creatively practice the Daniel Fast Diet.

Read the label. If they contain artificial sweeteners, sugar or high fructose corn syrup, you should avoid them. In addition, you may decide to avoid them to make your one day fast more of a sacrifice. Then when you desire the foods that you are avoiding, like flavored water, use that as a reminder to pray about the specific reason you are fasting. We prefer to drink lots of filtered water during the Daniel Fast.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fry Potatoes in Olive Oil?

Hello... great site here... me and my mother are doing a daniel fast... we are going a bit longer than a month... i was wondering... is it okay to eat fried foods?... I'm not doing this as a diet... im doing this as spiritual war kinda... ^_^ but i ate a potatoe today and i fried it in olive oil... I was just wondering if thats okay... my mom said we shouldnt fry anything, but I've prayed about it and im not sure i have a problem with it. What do you think?
Stephanie
Good to hear from you Stephanie. Thanks for your kind words. May God bless your Daniel Fast with much spiritual fruit.

We prefer extra virgin olive oil and Colza. Canola and other healthy non-animal fats are OK in moderation. Use as little oil as possible. French fries have too much oil. Spray some Pam or Colza oil on your fries and bake them. We use olive oil in the place of butter. Add a little salt if you like salted butter. Don't use olive oil for frying, it cannot handle the heat.

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One of My Addictions is Food

Doing this fast is a paradox for me because one of my addictions is food and I have almost always cheated and am not proud of it. I find myself not wanted to make vows to God because of what Solomons warns us in Eccles. about making a vow and not keeping it. I know that this is a form of bondage. A friend of mine has invited a few of us to joint her on this fast. Our church recently closed and it was our spiritual and emotional hospital and we have been jolted by this event spiritually. We mutually believe God to return to His will for our lives and for direction with whom we should fellowship.
Lalea
Thanks for your note Lalea. We can all identify with your addiction to food. We can't live without it either. Unfortunately, we all eat food that we shouldn't from time to time. The Daniel Fast Diet helps us to take a closer look at what we ingest. Remember, your Daniel Diet is like any other part of your life. When you blow it, you need to confess your sin and get right back on the Daniel Diet. Don't accept the temptation to quit the Fast altogether. That could be the greatest spiritual breakthrough that you can learn from Daniel's Fast Diet. Doing the fast with a friend will give you good accountability.

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Like a Ton of Bricks: Daniel Fast

Good Evening Farho's,

I first want to thank you for creating such an easy to read web site that is so inviting. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Moments ago, I was on my face, hands and knees, crying out to God in prayer for the healthy recovery of one of my best friends. Exactly one week ago, he was involved in a very bad car accident that has left him unconscious though responsive, in ICU. I was praising God for the blessings he has heaped on me and my family, and asking for God's blessing over my friend and his family, as well as his salvation. That's when the thought hit me like a ton of bricks: Daniel Fast.

Is it acting in faith, in accordance with God, to do a Daniel fast for a friends recovery and salvation? An urgent reply is greatly appreciated.
Caroline
Thank you for your encouragement Caroline.

Fasting with an attitude of love and to God's glory, is always in accordance with His will. We strongly encourage you to do the Daniel Fast and to pray for the healing of your friend. Let your life overflow with thanks to God for the healing, even before it happens. Unfortunately, our timing isn't always God's timing. Even Daniel prayed long and hard for 21 days for God to move His hand, but the spiritual battle took time and the answer was slow to come. Daniel 10:13 At other times, God answers immediately.
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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Make fasting a lifestyle!

The Daniel Fast is an idea way to make fasting a lifestyle! It is a healthy diet of foods that are healthy and tasty. Many people find the Daniel Diet/Vegan Diet to be a source of healing both physically and spiritually as well as emotionally. Fasting as a lifestyle is seeking comfort from God rather than from food.

When you make fasting a lifestyle, you live your life as an instrument in the hands of God. Fasting as a lifestyle is more than what you put in your mouth, it is what you do with your life.

Fasting as a lifestyle can mean denying yourself of negative influences in your life. Maybe you need to deny yourself access to the Internet or television after 7 PM. Then use the hours you gain to enjoy fun times with your friends and family.

What are your ideas for Fasting as a lifestyle? Send us your feedback!

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

I have ceoliac disease

Hi I have ceoliac disease and wonder if you could recommend a fast for me. Mary
Thanks for your e-mail Mary.

Sorry, I don't know too much about ceoliac disease. I read that people with Coeliac Disease can't tolerate gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, flour, rye, barley and many oats.

You should have a list of foods to avoid from your doctor. If you want to do a Daniel Fast, you could simply add your list of foods to avoid to the Daniel Fast list of foods to avoid. Be sure to discuss this idea with your doctor, before beginning the Daniel Fast, or any other fast. Most doctors recognize the Daniel Fast as a Vegan Diet.

Some other fasts to consider: A short term total fast or juice fast may be an easy way for you to fast. You might like to try a three day apple fast. Be sure to chew your apples well, or peal them. You might want to purchase or borrow a copy of Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough by Elmer L. Towns. It explains nine Biblical fasts.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Low blood pressure coupled with anemia

I would also like to thank God for healing me. You might recall that last week I had commenced on the Daniel fast that was to last for 10 days. I felt that all was going well but towards the 2nd day of my fast, I started feeling sick, eventually after 3 days I had to stop as it was having an impact on my body and I got quite sick. I have low blood pressure coupled with anemia and during my fast I might not have been eating enough to sustain my body.

I thank and praise God for making me well and I thank all of you for praying with me. Today is my first day back at work and I will continue my walk of faith and continue growing spiritually and praying with you.

May God bless you.
Good to hear from you! So sorry to hear you had trouble with your Daniel Fast. I will add your comments to our blog without your name, so others who have the same issues will be careful. You did the right thing to stop your fast. Thank you for being on our prayer team.


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Monday, February 18, 2008

Using Oils in a Daniel Fast Diet

I read somewhere that you could have oils, like vegetable oil, virgin olive oil, what about cannola oil? Also, Is it wrong to slice up fresh potatoes and chop fresh onions and saute them altogether in a skillet? Or would this be considered "fried foods". I asked one of my pastors and he said he felt like the reference to 'fried foods' was like things with batter that are deep fried. Please help me. Thank you. Ava

Thanks for your e-mail Ava.

Our first advice is to do the Daniel fast following the advice of your local church leaders. Many churches have specific rules for their congregations. We agree with your pastor about battered fried foods. In addition, since eggs are avoided by most of us, you can't make most batters since they include eggs.

Concerning oils, we prefer extra virgin olive oil and Colza. Canola and other healthy non-animal fats are OK in moderation. Use as little oil as possible. French fries have too much oil. Spray some Pam or Colza oil on your fries and bake them. We use olive oil in the place of butter. Add a little salt if you like salted butter. Don't use olive oil for frying, it cannot handle the heat.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Are mushrooms ok on the Daniel Fast?

Hi, Are mushrooms ok on the Daniel Fast?

Thank you for this wonderful website and all
the really good information.

Anne
Thank you for your encouraging email Ann.

Yes, mushrooms are great to eat in your Daniel Fast Diet. They are listed on the Foods to eat page as vegetables. So you can fry some up with some onions in a little extra virgin olive oil and put them on your veggie burgers between your whole grain hamburger buns. You're making me hungry! Guess I better go eat my morning snack?

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Daniel Fast Diet Menus?

My actual question was in regards to daily nutritional requirements. Would it be possible for you to outline what a day (food wise) in the life of a person on the Daniel Fast should look like? I know that if I eat just fruit and veggies all day long, my sugar levels would be sky high. So, to bring proper balance of nutrition, legumes, whole grains (making complete protiens), fruits, veggies, and seeds are critical in this type of fast. I am not sure how many servings of each in a day I should have. I personally do not have any kind of health problems that would require alterations to the fast, I just want to do it right in the eyes of my Father... Thank you so much for taking the time to consider answering my question.. Also, is fresh ground pepper acceptable? Candace
Thanks for your questions Candice. You (and other readers) are probably more of an expert in nutrition than I am! Please send us your Daniel Fast Diet menu ideas!

Yes, you need a variety of fruit, vegetables, legumes, etc. in your diet. I do that by eating about every three hours.

Examples:
  • Breakfast: oatmeal cooked with some raisins in microwave with citrus fruit, i.e. orange or grapefruit
  • Morning snack: small banana with my awesome peanut butter mix
  • Lunch: one of the great recipes at our recipe page
  • Afternoon snack: apple with almonds and/or other nuts
  • Snack-like supper: open face whole grain bread with natural peanut butter
  • Evening snack: small banana or apple with my awesome peanut butter mix
Spices, including pepper, are allowed. Avoid animal based spices like chicken or beef bullion.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Olive oil and what to drink?

What to drink on a true fast and how can I use Olive oil. Olive oil was on the Dainel fast from the begining. I would like to be true to the fast. I need to know that I'm doing what God said to be a true Daniel Fast. Alva

Thanks for your e-mail Alva.

What we now do as a Daniel fast was created by Rev. Elmer Towns, in his book Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough. He followed the principles of Daniel's partial fast in Daniel chapter 1.

The Hebrew word translated in English as vegetables, means food planted for harvest. Olives are a fruit that is planted for harvest.

We prefer extra virgin olive oil and Colza. Canola and other healthy non-animal fats are OK in moderation. Use as little oil as possible. French fries have too much oil. Spray some Pam or olive oil on your fries and bake them. We use olive oil in the place of butter. Add a little salt if you like salted butter.

You can drink unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices, because they are made from fruit and vegetables that are planted for harvest. We avoid all processed foods, like white rice, white flour, white sugar, and artificial sweeteners. Water is the best thing you can drink.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

What is the Daniel Fast?

Many ask, What is the "Daniel Fast"? A Daniel Fast or Daniel Diet is a modern application of Daniel's Fast in Daniel chapter 1. When you do Daniel's Diet or Fast, you are avoiding meats and unhealthy foods and eating healthy Vegan foods. Some refer to Daniels Fast as a health food diet. This version of Daniel's fast was created by Elmer Towns in his book Fasting for Spiritual breakthrough.

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How long can you do a Daniel Fast?

How long can you do the Daniel Diet?

You can do the Daniel Fast for 10 days, 21 days, or 40 days. Many do the Daniel Diet for a lifetime. Even Non-Christians have found Daniel's Vegan diet to be a source of healing for a long duration.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Bill Bright Juice Fasting

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I just started the Daniel fast today with grape juice, I wonder is it still a fast if I do juice and water for 21 days added with prayer and speaking the word of God over my life and the life of others? I am so grateful that I found this wonderful website. Thank you so much.
Yvette

Thanks for your e-mail Yvette. The Daniel Fast is a partial fast. You can eat all the foods in the food to eat list, but you must try not to eat those in the foods to avoid list.

If you decide to consume only juice and water for 21 days, you can do that too. Bill Bright called that Juice Fasting.
"I personally recommend and practice water and juice fasting, especially if you are going to fast for an extended period of time. This type of fast will provide you with more energy than absolute or water-only fasts and still lead you into the humbling experience of denying your desire for solid food that you can chew." Rev. Bill Bright Read more at Bill Bright's Fasting Website
I have done juice fasting. It is a wonderful way to focus your thoughts on the Lord for an extended fast. You definitely won't waste a lot of time cooking! The Daniel Fast is very cooking intensive, since we are avoiding processed foods.

Books about juicing at Amazon.com

Thanks,
Mike

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Blessed in more ways than one

Thank you for responding to my question. I am practically a vegan due to a major change in my health.

I have acid reflux (6 years) and after trying every medication on the market known to man I decided to go all natural. I am blessed in more ways than one, I am a 20 year breast cancer survivor, and I do not take my blessings for granted. When I changed my diet, due to the reflux, my body felt very healthy and clean. The additives, fats and anything with a face have to be eradicated from my life.

I grow my own veggies and buy organic or farmers grown fruit and veggies. The water, fresh fruit juices (I juice myself) and fruit and soy smoothies are the only liquids I have.

Yes, I must admit that the Daniel fast has made me aware of some of the ingredients in some of the so called healthy foods I digest every day.

However, to make a long story short I would love to join your prayer club. Some of the time I get so caught up in my everyday life that I forget to stop and pray.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

P.S. Don't worry about me jumping back in to my old style because I can't eat the way I used to. Hey, I don't miss it anymore like I use to. I forgot to mention that my faithful husband of 21 years is also on the fast with me.

Sincerely,
Amanda and Jeff

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

My daniels diet went well

Dear: Mike Farho and family
I pray that you and your family are doing well. Your emails always touch me, and i will always pray for you, your family and that God will further bless and grow you and your ministry. My daniels diet went well, i prayed and decieded to eat in small portions and add more fruits and vegetables and drink nothing but water i hope that was close to daniels diet. Thank you for your website it really helped and to email you with questions also helped a lot. Sarah

Thanks so much Sarah. We're grateful that the Daniel Fast has meant so much to you. It sounds like you did a great job. Thanks for writing and encouraging others to do the Daniel fast diet. Mike

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The Daniel's Fast Cookbook

The Daniel's Fast Cookbook
"Hallelujah!! The First Daniel Fast Cookbook
We've been searching for this cookbook since 2003. What encourages us most about Grace and Lynda's Daniel's Fast Cookbook is that it is endorsed by Elmer L. Towns, who created the Daniel Fast for Spiritual Breakthrough in his book Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough."

"I believe in Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough, this is a discipline that God has given to the church for renewal, revival, and worship of the Lord. I am so glad that Grace Bass and Lynda Anderson have written this cookbook on The Daniel Fast. I pray that God will use it in the lives of many people." Elmer L. Towns Co-Founder, Liberty University, Dean, School of Religion, Lynchburg, Virginia

Their cookbook contains more than 100 healthy, tasty and easy to prepare Daniel's Diet recipes. It also includes helpful nutritional information, practical advice for fasting as a church, list of restaurants that have foods we can enjoy on their menu, list of recommended stores we can trust and products we can enjoy. Grace and Lynda also included a section about food options depending on our own personal spiritual convictions. This is an excellent cookbook for Christians considering a Vegan Diet. Thank you Grace and Lynda!

Amazon.com says it will be available in 4-7 weeks. It would be a good idea to pre-order. There will be a huge demand for this cookbook.

Order The Daniel's Fast Cookbook now and/or read more about it.

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Seek a better spiritual relationship with God

Praise the Lord,
Just wanted you all to know that Daniel's Fast web-site is very informal. The Daniel Fast is much more clearer to me. Your web-site indeed has great information to help along the way for those that is not clear about what to do or eat during a Daniel's Fast. Thank you for your time and dedication to place this web-site for others that seek for a more and better spiritual relationship with God. Marion

Thank you Marion.
We're glad to help you and others. We are really thrilled with the great prayer partners who join our team because of our Daniel Diet web site.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Read the Bible and Pray

My question is, while on the Daniel Fast, how often do you have to read the Bible and pray? We have our chores we do during the day. Thank you for this information. Buck

Dear Buck,
Try to set a regular time to read the Word, whether it be ten minutes or an hour. I listen to an Audio Bible on my mp3 player while I exercise in the morning.

My goal for prayer, whether doing the Daniel Fast Diet or not, is to pray without ceasing. That has many manifestations. Some times it is doing my chores to the best of my ability to the glory of God. Other times it means praying with my eyes open for people and things I see as I go through the day. Sue and I use the ACTS prayer method every night before bed. Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication. Pray for 3-10 minutes each category. Mike

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Farho.net Daniel Fast Diet website blessed me!

Hi I just wanted to take a moment to say that this website is very informative
and has blessed me! My friend and I are partnering in doing the Daniel fast
together. Patty

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Healthy diet but definitely not a fast

I'm having a hard time of understanding why Daniel ch. 1 is used as a basis for a fast. Daniel did not abstain from food. He ate vegatables and fruit. (pulse) Don't get me wrong I'm a believer in fasting because the Bible is very clear about it. I guess my missionary friend fast everyday because beans and banana's are basically the main food group in the remote regions of Nicaragua. No doubt this would be a great healthy diet but definately not a fast. Any insights would be appreciated. Great site!! Billy

Good question Billy. I asked the same question many years ago when I began fasting with a three day apple fast.

Webster's Dictionary says the following about "fasting":

Main Entry: fast
Function: intransitive verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fæstan
Date: before 12th century
1 : to abstain from food
2 : to eat sparingly or abstain from some foods

So in the sense of the Daniel Fast Diet we are abstaining from some foods. I like to use the term "Daniel's Fast Diet" at our website.

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