When we stop to think about certain things we do and say, and the desire to change is born within us, we have great difficulty to carry out that needed change. This happens because our focus is on the secular things, on the secular events, on the circle of hollow conversations and on so much information, much of which is useless to us.
The Fast of Jesus, however, is a path that will help many men and women in this personal journey to encounter the Spirit of God. There lies the importance to abstain oneself from secular information, from entertainment, from movies and theater, to focus on the things from Above, the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.
The 40 Day Fast of Jesus is based on the biblical passage of Mathews 4, which describes when the Lord Jesus was taken to the desert to be tempted by the devil. For 40 days, he abstained from eating desirable food, such as meat, wine and any of the delicacies of the world. However, the participants of the Fast of Jesus will abstain from secular information, entertainment, songs, from watching TV and from all kinds of distractions that surround us every day. From June 10th to July 19th, they will disconnect from worldly attractions and dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to the thoughts from Above, with the objective of receiving the Holy Spirit and seeking their spiritual growth.
The Fast of Jesus is open to anyone who wants to join in, anyone who truly desires to be born of God. Those taking part in this fasting can benefit from daily readings of the Bible, from the messages of faith in writing and video posted here on our site, and from the blogs of Bishop Edir Macedo, Ester Bezerra, Renato Cardoso, Cristiane Cardoso, David Higginbotham and Evelyn Higginbotham.
If you desire to be free from religiosity, and you want to have a true encounter and relationship with God, then don’t miss out on this great movement of faith.