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Remember that God loves you and that He has a calling for your life.

 

Bless you  

The Emmanuel Team

 


 

 ThemeFeb

 

 

 

We had a good finish to 2017 with hearts full of joy and gratitude for the help and blessing that we have

experienced from God. Now we are on to an even better start in 2018 with a new season –

A SEASON OF RESTORATION!

 

Restoration is a prominent and an important theme in the Bible and one that focuses on the future,

giving hope to us of a better tomorrow. In Emmanuel we have 3 important actions that are included in

this process:

 

1. Repentance in that we return to the Lord.

2. Restitution in that we act to restore broken relationships.

3. Re-building in that we work to rebuild the broken down structures and spheres of our lives.

 

Our immediate focus is on "Prayer and Fasting" and there's a booklet availablviaon the liks below to help

you study the subject before we launch into a time of "seeking the Lord with prayer and fasting".

 

Bless you as you join in with us.

 

Ron and Alison Gardiner

 

 

 

A Christian Perspective on Fasting

 

Throughout the ages of the Christian centuries, fasting has been viewed both positively and negatively. 

John Wesley said, "Some have exalted religious fasting beyond all Scripture and reason; and others have utterly disregarded it." 

At times it has been considered to be a panacea of all spiritual problems, an activity permeated with magical powers. 

This is not unrelated to the problems experienced in biblical times in the matter of fasting.

For example, consider what Isaiah had to say,

 

"'Why have we fasted,' they say,

'and you have not seen it?

Why have we humbled ourselves,

and you have not noticed?'

"Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please

and exploit all your workers. (Isa. 58:3)

 

At other times fasting has been considered as something that is "old fashioned" and not belonging to the life of the Christian. 

So, what is fasting?  Is it a part of a Christian's life?  Is Christian fasting different to the fasting practiced in other world religions?

 

 

God bless you

 

 

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