Why Did Jesus Fast?

Why Did Jesus Fast?

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...than hindering, it would be an aid to keep the mind focused. The cooperation of a number seeking the same goal should intensify and hasten results, as the example of the disciples preparing for Pentecost seems to indicate. A further mental factor was freedom from all fear or apprehension as to effects of fasting. Fasting was a common practice in the days of Christ. The Pharisees fasted regularly, and the Essenes fasted even more rigorously and Jesus had opportunity to observe the effects in others. Besides this, he probably fasted before this. Aside from all this, the examples of Moses and Elijah would have removed any fear of harm from fasting. As long as there is any lurking fear of harmful physical or mental results from fasting, a consecrationfast is impossible. By personal experience and by reading of the experience of others, one should rid himself of every vestige of fear as to effects of fasting. The writer does not believe God would allow any harm to come to anyone undertaking such a fast since it is in obedience to the word and example of Christ. The importance of being free from all fear is evident from the fact that entombed miners, though supplied with water, have died in ten days, and ship wrecked sailors have become delirious in from three to four days, no doubt largely through fear, which by the peculiar intensifying power of fasting was magnified to an overwhelming degree. A final mental factor was that Jesus had attained maturity mentally and physically. While an inspirational or a healthfast may be undertaken at any time of youth, a consecrationfast requires mental and physical maturity. This is not merely a matter of years as of life and development, physical, mental and moral. Must we not add that Jesus was not merely...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843274
  • 9781236843272