DANIEL FAST – is a biblically based partial fast. It is a method of fasting that men women and young people all over the world are using as they enter into the spiritual discipline of prayer and fasting.
Dates: Monday, January 16, through Sunday February 5 (ending at 12 noon, or after Sunday Worship)
o Spending quality time WITH God
o Incorporating Godly principals into all you do in life, family business and/or school
o This is a corporate fast, not an individual fast
o Renewing our relationship with God
o Creating a holistic move toward serving God, Mind, Body and Spirit.
o Living a healthy life. “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul. “3 John 1:2 NRSV
o Greater discipline
o Power, to defeat the enemy! “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting Mark 9:29 KJV
Daniel Fast Guidelines:
1. ONLY fruits and vegetables
2. Beverages: Only water or 100% juices NO Sugar Added
3. Only Natural Sweeteners
4. 100% Whole Grain Breads
5. NO preservatives or additives in processed foods - (read labels carefully)
6. NO Dairy
YOUTH: Parents and Youth Leaders are encouraged to include ALL Youth in this time of fasting. If only for certain days during the week, encourage no sweets, sodas -(only water or 100% juices), no video games, limited TV time, and no movies.
Let them know that this is NOT a punishment, this is the way We, as the Body of Christ, get closer to HIM and gain strength to do ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST - Phil. 4:13.
Let them know that this is NOT an option, this is a requirement. They don’t have to do all 21 days, but they MUST DO SOMETHING, WE ALL MUST!
Bishop Joel V. Brown, Pastor
Chief Apostle Olive C. Brown, Presiding Prelate of International Christian Ministries
New Jerusalem International Christian Ministries
701 Johnston Willis Drive North Chesterfield, Virginia 23236