What is The Fast of Daniel?
It is a period for those who want to get closer to God. It is based on the purpose that Daniel made, which is described in the book of Daniel, chapter 10.
For three weeks, Daniel fasted to draw closer to God and gain favor, wisdom, and understanding, and he did not eat things that were pleasing to him.
Why to do The Fast of Daniel?
Because it is a time when you will show God that He is the most important in your life, so you will spend 21 days fasting and denying pleasures and entertainments that keep you away from Him.
What’s the objective?
The main purpose is to receive the Holy Spirit. That is, for 21 days, you will be away from the pleasures of this world to seek Him.
Above all, The Fast of Daniel that the Universal church does is an opportunity for you to get closer to God and start a new life with Him.
Step-by-step how to do The Fast of Daniel
First, for 21 days, you should abstain from secular entertainment, music and news. Just as Daniel did not eat delicacies and desirable foods, you will stop consuming this type of content, which are pleasurable to your flesh.
Connect with God and read the Bible more, look for Christian content that can feed your faith during the Daniel Fast period.
Don’t waste too much time on social media. If you don’t use them for work, during the Fast of Daniel you should step away from them a little to have your exclusive attention on receiving the Holy Spirit.
What to watch in this period?
In addition, you can also watch christian movies, christian series and content that will help you get closer to God.
Make a selection of christian movies and christian series to watch during the Fast that have a message of faith and help you stay focused on purpose.
But be careful not to get caught up in entertainments. For, the aim of this purpose is for you to develop your personal relationship with God, abandoning wrong attitudes and strengthening your communion with Him in a sincere conversation.
What to eat during this purpose?
There is no custom of fasting from food, but you can do like Daniel and eat only vegetables and water, if you want and if your health allows it.
But you can also maintain a healthier diet during the period and give up foods that are pleasurable to you, as Daniel did.
Sanctification in The Fast of Daniel
In this way, it is possible to notice that the aim of this period is to seek sanctification before God, separating from this world to live in union with Him. The mentality that has dominated this world has caused people to move further and further away from Divine principles. Thus, the Fast of Daniel goes against this, making the person regain the image and likeness of God, something that sin stole from humanity (Genesis 1:26 and Genesis 3).
When does The Fast of Daniel occur?
The Fast of Daniel can be done anytime you want. Whenever you need to be closer to God, turn to that purpose.
Throughout all Universal churches, the next one will be held from April 11 to May 1, 2022 and will have the theme “The Complete Joy”, which can only be promoted by the Holy Spirit. During the period of the Daniel Fast, let’s unite our faith in this same purpose.