Laura – Irmo, SC

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This January I joined the 21 day fast with Pastor Franklin. I was suffering from depression and anxiety. But during the fast, I mainly prayed for my daughter who suffers from different sicknesses including asthma, severe allergies and acid reflux. I praise God that I am healed from depression and my daughter is doing extremely well and best of all, … Read More

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Phillip – Tennessee

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Our church participates in the 21 day fast to begin the year as well as several fasts throughout the year. God has richly blessed us for this. Not only have many individual prayers been answered (babies, adoption, financial blessings, etc.), but also our church has grown exponentially since we started. We’ve gone from 70 in attendance to 457 in the … Read More

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Mary

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I have a fasting story. About 3 years ago, I began my first fast with your congregation. About a week afterwards, my sister was severely hit by a car while going to the store. When, I first saw her in the hospital, I did not recognize her. I thought that I was in the wrong room. Her head was partly … Read More

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Irina – Chicago

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A little over a year ago, I was fasting asking the Lord to bless us with more children. My son was 3, and I visited several doctors asking to test me for possible infertility. One day, during this fast, the doctor’s office asked me to stop by their office to retake some blood test. My husband and my son were … Read More

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Hazel – Texas

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I want to share with you that my 9 Year old daughter & I have been doing the 21 day fast with you, We’ve had highs & lows but God Came through tonight. He saved my husband tonite!! The day we finished fasting!! I’m so thankful & want to give God all praise & glory. Not only for saving my … Read More

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Sonia – Georgia

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My entire family fasted full three weeks this year. We have been trying to get pregnant for 3 years. Half way through the fast, we found out we were 6 weeks pregnant. Thank you for helping us guide us pastor.

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Laura – South Carolina

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This January I joined the 21 day fast with Pastor Franklin. I was suffering from depression and anxiety. But during the fast, I mainly prayed for my daughter who suffers from different sickness including asthma, severe allergies and acid reflux. I praise God that I am healed from depression and my daughter is doing extremely well and best of all, … Read More

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Pastor Glenn – Australia

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Hi there from Canberra Australia I wanted to let you know we joined the 21 day fast this year and in the first two weeks of the fast we had 8 people saved, baptized in water and filled with the Holy Spirit. In all honesty, we didn’t have that many saved all of last year. We have also had a … Read More

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Lauren – Georgia

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I just wanted to tell how God has moved in this fast for me! My first day off of the fast I was on the phone with my aunt, then my mother, and lastly my brother, and each of them told me of a problem in their life that they were having; each problem was something that I had been … Read More

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Lakisha – North Carolina

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I went through a lot over the past few years, a divorce, lost everything including my home, but God told me He would restore. I literally lost everything, but my mind! He has done just that. One of the things I was seeking God for was my own home again. I came off the fast one weekend and on that … Read More

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June

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I have been a Born Again, Spirit-filled, tithing Christian since 1979. Through the years I have fasted off and on. In 1996 I got married and my husband (he is saved as well), and I have seen “all of hell come against us”. We have endured sicknesses, surgeries, many financial setbacks, my husband has almost died several times, our house … Read More

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Dorothy – Pennsylvania

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I read your book on fasting in December and felt compelled in my spirit to go on a 40 day fast (1 meal per day Daniel based fast). the final 5 days I did a total fast dedicating each day in prayer to each one of my 5 grown children. God so honored this that each one of them has … Read More

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Perfectly Weak

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My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. —2 Corinthians 12:9 A retired player for the Atlanta Braves came up to give a testimony one Sunday. He had been in the major leagues for about 14 years when he retired. But he had been hooked on chewing tobacco for 23 years. He wanted to … Read More

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Nelson – South Africa

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I’m currently unemployed and looking for a job, but something inside me told me to fast. And immediately, I remembered that I once bought your book ‘Fasting’, so I read through and on Monday I embarked on my 21 day fast. On my third day of the fast I received a call for an interview for a job. I am … Read More

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True Grit

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God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. —James 4:6 You’ve made it through your first fruits fast—taking time in the beginning of the year to seek His guidance and direction for your life. But are you ready to make fasting a part of your lifestyle? It is so easy to come up with reasons not to fast, … Read More

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Persistence Breaks Resistance

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When the woman realized that she couldn’t remain hidden, she knelt trembling before him. In front of all the people, she blurted out her story—why she touched him and how at that same moment she was healed. —Luke 8:47 I believe persistence is how some of the miracles we read about in God’s word came about. Think about the story … Read More

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Strengthen Your Stakes

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Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. —ISAIAH 54:2 I preached on the life and the prayer of Jabez one Sunday morning in 2003 at Free Chapel. We were still in our former building on McEver Road at the time. The … Read More

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More Than Conquerors

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So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. —Hebrews 10:35-36 The battle is not about what you’re facing. The battle is not with your family or marriage, a financial problem or an illness. The battle … Read More

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The Quit Option

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But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved. —Hebrews 10:39 One thing that I tell people who are in the midst of severe trials is—never ever allow yourself to make permanent decisions based on temporary circumstances. Have you felt like giving up and just throwing in … Read More

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Are You A Breadwinner?

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Give us each day our daily bread. —Luke 11:3 Established in 1949, Lambert’s Café was known for good down-home cooking. But in 1976, it became Lambert’s Café: The Only Home of the Throwed Rolls. It seems that the proprietor, Norman Ray Lambert, was too busy one day to get more rolls to a customer’s table. Impatient to get his delicious, … Read More

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Do You Want Some God With That?

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“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever …” —John 6:51 The Body of Christ has developed a Drive-Thru brand of Christianity of late, where we simply “take it or leave it” at will. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that the Bread of Life is merely … Read More

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Sharon – Tennessee

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I have become a partner of yours this year and just completed the 21-day fast with you. I recently had been contacted by my nephew I have not seen for over 30 years, he is 43. Last night over the phone, on the first day after the fast, God helped me lead my nephew to the Lord. I do not … Read More

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Extreme Makeover

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Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.—2 Corinthians 5:17 What does fasting have to do with an extreme makeover? Everything. God said to Samuel—“For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7). It … Read More

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The Three Arrows

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In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God’s part. Matthew 6:14-15 We’ve been talking Joash coming to Elisha, who was on his deathbed, for a last word of advice … Read More

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His Hands

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“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.—John 15:5 Hands on hands. The strength of the young, the direction of the old. The zeal of the young, the wisdom of the old. The hands on hands represents supernatural hands. Supernatural hands … Read More

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Complete Victory

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“… For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” —1 John 3:8 In 2 Kings 13:14-19, the prophet Elisha was on his deathbed. So, Joash, King of Israel, came to him for one last piece of advice because the Syrians were attacking the country. Elisha told him to take a … Read More

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Inside Out

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As in water face reflects face, So a man’s heart reveals the man. —Proverbs 27:19 Continue to be open to the conviction of the Holy Spirit during this fast because the only cure for sin is to be cleansed and changed from the inside out. When it comes to the heart of man, what goes in also comes out. That … Read More

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The Main Dish

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I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” —JOHN 6:32-35 You’re in the home stretch of this fast and right about now you may be having dreams about fluffy, brown yeast rolls. So, I encourage you to stay strong as we have a conversation about … Read More

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Rooted in Faith

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As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. —Colossians 2:6-7 It doesn’t take long for you to lose your edge looking at the condition of the U.S. economy these days. Kids have watched their … Read More

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Stay the Course

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“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” —Isaiah 40:31 There are two powers at work when you fast: The human will and the supernatural power of God. When you decide to exercise your will and … Read More

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Ron and Brenda

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Being very successful in Florida, life was very good until 2007. I had strayed from the lord and involved myself with unscrupulous people. 2009 was a devastating year when life took a drastic turn for the worse. I felt like God was allowing things to be taken away. By the end of 2009, my business, most of my properties, and … Read More

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When to Fast

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However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. —John 16:13 It’s easy to recognize physical hunger, but what about spiritual hunger? Aside from the corporate fast we are … Read More

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Don

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This is my second time fasting with you, Pastor Franklin. The first time was in 2012 and it radically changed my life. A short time after the fast I finally got sober, met my wife and had majority custody of my child with absolutely no legal paperwork. I have a sorted past but my present and future belong to Christ! … Read More

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Ramona

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I have fasted three times in my life. Since after the earthquake a few years ago in Haiti, I have made three trips over to serve in the Haitian orphanages providing medical evaluation and treatment to these sweet children. For each trip, I fasted the three days prior to leaving. I only had water as in my heart I believe … Read More

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GlenaJo

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Good Morning! This morning’s devotion was right on target!! I am learning more each day what it means to fast. I have fasted in the past but nothing like I am doing this year. It’s more than just fasting from foods, it’s also fasting from other things that hinder me from spending more time in God’s presence, learning His words … Read More

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Immeasurable Impact

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“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God says, “If my people…” Do you know what it takes to be God’s … Read More

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A Mighty River

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“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” Habakkuk 2:14 I believe God is ready to release a mighty river of His presence and power in our land, but I don’t think it will come in a sudden wave. I believe He is waiting for the “persons” … Read More

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Isabel

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This fast is an answer to prayer I’ve been praying for a long time. I was committing the sin of gluttony and God has shown me that I am the temple of the Holy Spirit, I would never invite company to a dirty filthy house, so why would I want “my house” filthy with the desires of the world. I’ve … Read More

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The Day of Testing

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When you make the choice to fast, temptations for that bite of pizza or birthday cake will come your way. The same is true of temptation to sin or fold under the weight of calamity. The temptation to take the easy way out in a difficult situation will confront you. If you have not already made up your mind to … Read More

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Feed Your Spirit

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“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 Fasting and prayer can help you sever addictions to tobacco, to drugs, to alcohol, to pornography. Fasting and prayer help you cut out the double life, the secret sins that you believe are hidden from everyone else—but … Read More

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Open the Gateway

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But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 Fasting is not a requirement. Fasting is a choice. No one said you have to fast but still, you’ve chosen this journey. You see the difference fasting made in the bible—when deliverance came, when healing came, when purpose was … Read More

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Ethel

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Today is my 22nd birthday (spiritual) in the Lord. I gave my heart to Jesus on January 9, 1992 and it is still the best decision I have ever made!!! Up until about 8 years ago, fasting had only been an occasional occurrence in my Christian walk. After reading today’s devotional, I have repented for not making fasting a necessary … Read More

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What’s the Secret?

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“However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:21 In Matthew 6 Jesus taught the Beatitudes. He provided a pattern for living a godly life. That pattern addresses three duties of a Christian: giving, praying and fasting. Jesus said, “When you give …” and “When you pray …” and “When you fast.” He made it … Read More

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Choose This Fast

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“Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6 What fast have you chosen? Most of us would probably answer that question with a list of what we’re eating, what we’re not eating, and for … Read More

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Bradley

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I had read one of Pastor Franklin’s fasting books a few years ago but never committed to a 21 day fast. On Jan of 2013 I did my first 21 day fast with my two brothers and now I’m on my second 21 day fast of 2014. When I look back on the year of 2013 I have never in … Read More

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Power Follows Passion

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“The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24 Remember the blind man, Bartimaeus, who cried out to Jesus amidst the rebuke of the crowd? … Read More

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Patricia

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Just got an amazing answer to prayer for an on going problem that wouldnt budge for over a year. Dr. Franklin shared yesterday the scripture where Jesus said to the deciples when they asked why God did not answer their prayer, that this type only comes out by prayer and fasting. I decided to give it one more try, and … Read More

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Feeling Empty?

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“The Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 We must grasp the concept that it is not until we are truly broken and spilled out that we can be filled to overflowing. Brokenness is so precious in the eyes of the Lord. One … Read More

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Fasting: How to Begin

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Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 It is no secret that denying the flesh is difficult. Paul talks about it in Romans; What we want to do we don’t do and what we … Read More

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The Process to the Promise

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I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:13-14 Adam and Eve lost the dominion they had been given because of what they … Read More

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