Thoughts: Fasting – The Call of 2012

I have never experienced a true fast prior to 2012.  I’ve always wondered how does a person know when they are “called to fast” – and for many years I’ve also wondered why I had never been called for fasting.

I have done simple fasts before.  I fasted a meal a few times.  I fasted chocolate once.  But, really – in light of true fasting, those were minor efforts at best.

This year, in 2012, I have received the call, the urge, the desire to fast, and what a blessing it has been!  The water fast that I did prior and leading up to June 6, 2012, when I wanted to spiritually meet The Bridgroom coming out of His Chamber (the Bibilical and symbolic message of the Venus Transit of the Sun) – oh my goodness….!

When I was given the words “break fast” on June 6, 2012, I wept.  I felt so honored and blessed to be able to serve our Lord Jesus in this manner.  He guided me each step of the way, He never left my side, and made it almost easy to complete that fast, my first water fast ever.  Spiritually speaking, it was truly the most amazing experience of my life, to date, surpassing even the birth of my son back in 1988.

To think of it now at this very moment, brings tears to my eyes.  It was the most wonderful thing I’ve ever done for the Lord.  I can’t wait for my next fast to be called.  I will accomplish it with so much gratitude for the love, the forgiveness, and the blessings that Jesus bestows.

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Joe 2:15- 18  Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?

Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.