The Daniel Fast

The Daniel fast

These Are The Foods You May Eat On A Daniel Fast
The Daniel Fast: The Guidelines
The basic guidelines for the Daniel Fast include eating:

Whole Grains: Brown Rice, Oats, Barley
Legumes: Dried Beans, Pinto Beans, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Eyed Peas

Fruits: all fruits including apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, oats, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangos, nectarines, papayas, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon

Vegetables: all vegetables including artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, gingerroot, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, yams, zucchini
Seeds, Nuts, Sprouts all kinds

Liquids: water only (including spring and distilled water. No flavored waters)

The Daniel Fast is based on verses from the Scripture Book found in Daniel 10:2-3. “At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.
Some also may cite the example in Daniel 1:8. However, in this verse Daniel did not want to eat the king’s delicacies because it would have included food that was forbidden by the Mosaic Law (Leviticus 11); to eat it would be defiling his body. Another reason would have been because the king’s meats had probably been dedicated to the false Babylonian idols as was their practice. Daniel believed to do so would have been to acknowledge their idols as deities, against Yahuah’s commandments.

While the Daniel Fast is cleansing your body by omitting certain foods for a limited time, the deeper and true basis of intent is for spiritual connection. The purpose of fasting is to seek a more intimate relationship with Yahuah while ridding your physical body of unnatural, self-gratifying food and drink. Your focus is to be on Yahuah, not on the fleshly things of the world. Too often, the focus of fasting is on the lack of food. Instead, the purpose of fasting should be to take your eyes off the things of this world to focus completely on Yahuah.

During the Daniel Fast you will want to concentrate on prayer, Scripture study, and reflection. The Daniel Fast is a great way to enter into preparation for growing in truth and Spiritural growth.

*Foods to Avoid*
All Meats
White Rice
Fried Foods
Carbonated Beverages
Margarine, Shortening, High Fat Products
Foods containing Preservatives or Additives
Refined Sugar
Sugar Substitutes
White Flour and all Products Using It
Junk Food
All sweets including candy, cakes and pies

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