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Regarding Fasting

6/5/10 From YahuShua HaMashiach, He Who Is Called Jesus The Christ, Our Lord and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy During an Online Fellowship, For a Sister in Christ, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

This question was asked: Should we fast on the behalf of others?

[The Lord answered] Have not My servants fasted in your presence[1]? Yet you have not discerned. For whatsoever one does with love, with compassion, with empathy, or with concern for their fellow man, is well and good in My eyes. Even to afflict one’s soul on the behalf of another, in My name, is righteousness, for this is true love.
Therefore fast if you are so moved, and do so according to your faith, that it may be strengthened. Yet do not take up a fast for the dead, forsaking The Promise, for this is contemptible in My sight and bears only bitter fruit. Neither shall you fast as a recompense for sin; for this is to deny The Holy Sacrifice, the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, the one who fasts in remembrance of Me is wise; and the one who draws close to Me, placing Me above all else, will have peace. For they have chosen to forsake their flesh, that they might be filled with grace and satisfied with truth... For I am The Only Way, The Only Truth, The Only Life!


Thus that which I had spoken in the wilderness
Is the very same by which you shall live[2],
As you seek to do the will of your Father in Heaven[3]...

Beloved children, I am enough!...

I am the only bread which satisfies,
The very manna which came down from Heaven,
The One alone in Whom is eternal life!...


Says The Lord.


From the Letter:
Fasting



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7/27/09 From The Lord, Our God and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy During an Online Fellowship, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear (Regarding believers in Christ taking part in a Jewish fast during the month of Av)

"Thus says The Lord your God, The God of Israel, The God of All, He who searches the hearts and minds[1], even to the innermost thoughts and intentions: I alone see the heart of man, and I alone test the quality of each man’s work, to reveal of what sort it truly is[2]. Therefore, I ask you, shall you seek to do as those who have rejected The Messiah, as those who have forsaken Me and remain void of The Spirit?! I tell you the truth, their fasts and offerings are not accepted, their sacrifices I hate!... Shall My own people, who are not My people, come before Me in My name to fast for the dead?! Shall they call on My name, while at the same time rejecting The Son of Salvation?! Lo, they will indeed come, yet I will turn to them the back! For they have no voice before Me; they remain broken off! Says The Lord.
And what of you, beloved, where do you stand? And where have I placed you, according to your acceptance of The Messiah? Answer, if you know. For indeed it has come to pass, even since the day I dwelt among them in the flesh, behold, they were broken off that you might be grafted in. For out of unbelief they have been forsaken for a time. Yet the day has come, and is nearly upon them, when they will be grafted in again; for I am able to graft them in again.[3] Yet of that day, it has not yet fully come... And so I ask you, why do you now endeavor to take part in the futile customs of the unbeliever? How is it you seek to seat yourself among those who lack knowledge and forsake understanding? Their fasts are in vain! They are not accepted!
Yet I ask you, all you who have not denied Me, who also believe this Word, why do My servants fast on the Sabbath as I have commanded them?[4] And of you who I did not command, why do you also take part?... Yes, you too shall fast, indeed, I will require it of you; yet only those who present themselves before Me in sincere devotion, as one swallowed up in much sorrow over the absence of The Bridegroom[5], and over all this death which has come and is coming and shall fill the world with tears and blood, shall be accepted.




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Beloved, over this you shall fast, 

Over this you shall wail...

All these crying children, 
All these hardened hearts, 
All this death and murder, 
All this injustice and godlessness.... 

Tears as a river, tears and blood and much wailing; 
Great evil and the slaughter of the innocent!...



Says The Lord.


Yet those of Israel go out to cry over all their dead, and fast because of all this punishment I have allowed to overtake them... Yet I hear no repentance! I hear no wailing at all over their forsaking of The Holy One, who poured out His life for them; nor over that which their fathers had done to Him, the sin of which remains atop their marred heads[6]... Enmity, such bitter tears! My own people, who were the apple of My eye, forsake Me still! Therefore, take no part in their festivals! Take no part in their wailing over the dead, as though I am not able at this very moment to call them forth from their graves and from their tombs, to raise them ALL from the dust of the earth, once again!"

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"Therefore if you fast, fast as one who longs 
For the return of The Bridegroom, even as a sign 
To those who are near and to those who are afar off[8]... 

And beloved, fast for those perishing, 
For those who are about to receive of My judgment, 
Which is stored up and must be poured out; 
Fast and lament, and pray that they repent before the time!... 

And fast also for those who at present remain broken off,[9] 
Yes, beloved, pray for repentance in Israel, for a great awakening, 
That all come to accept Me as I truly am, that all be broken atop The Stone,[10] 
Before calamity and judgment overtake this world... 


For the time has come! Says The Lord."





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2/24/06 From The Lord, Our God and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For Timothy, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear (Addendum to “Woe to the Captives of This World; The Prison House Is Opened Yet You Remain Therein, Holding Fast in Your Rebellion, Unwilling to Forsake Your Sin”)

Thus says The Lord to His watchman: Timothy, hear the voice of The Lord your God and give heed, and obey all I command you. Give unto this strange people a testimony, an example, even in your own body every Sabbath, the seventh day of each week. No, not on the first, nor on the second, yea, on the seventh you shall take up a fast. You shall partake of no food or drink, save bread without leaven and pure water only. This shall be for a testimony to them, to those who are near and to those who are afar off. For My watchmen shall eat no earthly bread, nor drink from any man-made fountain; they shall receive only that which comes down from their Father in Heaven. Freely you have received, Timothy, freely give. 
Again, you shall drink only pure water and eat only unleavened bread on the Sabbath day. This shall you do for a testimony and as a lamentation to the people. For indeed, The Bread of Life was sent and has been broken for all... Blessed, therefore, are those who eat of The True Bread, and drink continuously from The Fountain of Living Waters, for they shall inherit everlasting life.


Thus you shall fast, My son, until The Lord comes... 

Then shall you never fast again, having received 
Of The True Bread and Water from Heaven, 
Being both in you and with you, forever and ever...

Says The Lord.


From the Letter:

For a Testimony and as a Lamentation




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