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A Deeper, More Intimate Experience with God

Martin Kim

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  • August 31, 2014
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You know, we sense his presence here, but when you are all alone in your prayer closet, its going to be a different experience, and many of you are probably going to struggle to go beyond the five-minute prayer barrier. And so for that reason, I want to share a message. If I go to a church and I’m given one opportunity to share, I usually share this message. Its titled “A Deeper, More Intimate More Powerful Experience with God.”

The reason I share this message is because, “If you apply what is shared in this message in just 3 short weeks, you will see God do amazing things in your life. You will see God transform your Christian experience. And so for that reason I will share this message this morning. Let’s begin with a word of prayer. Dear God, thank you so much Lord for another day of life, for another day that we can experience your mercy and your grace. I just pray Lord, that once again you will draw near to us, that you will speak to us. Show us how it is that we can have a deeper, more intimate, more powerful experience with you. We pray these things in Jesus name. Amen. 

So it was a couple of years ago now, that I received this email from a friend. Her name is Ester and it goes like this, “Hi Martain and Leanna, (Leanna is my wife) I’ve been thinking about you two for the past two weeks now and I’ve been meaning to write you but I’ve been so busy. I know you go around and preach about praying and its so wonderful. But, I wanted to ask if you also preach about fasting and praying? A few weeks ago I walked into my church and on the book shelf I read a book out of curiosity and afterwards I was so very inspired. The book is titled, “Fasting” by Franklin Jentezen. Jentezen Franklin is a Sunday pastor of a mega church out in Georgia. This book is not only inspiring but just amazing! Pastor Franklin and his brother since they were 18 years old would fast constantly before they would preach, and God opened up doors all over the world. He fast each year beginning from January 1st to the 21st for 21 days. He said that when you dedicate the new year to God, then God blesses throughout the whole entire year. God was blessing him so much that he began asking his church to fast with him for 21 days. Each year this is what his church does and God blesses the church and the members left and right. There were many testimonies in the book how God had blessed them with physical healing, emotional and mental healing, spiritual healing, and even stories about how God had helped people get out of serious debt. There’s a story about a single mom with a child who has leukemia. She fast for 21 days and wrestles with God and after 21 days the leukemia is gone. Amazing story after story. Anyways, after I read the book I was so inspired that I started fasting for 21 days. Today is my 18th day of my Daniel’s fast where you just eat fruits and vegetables. You should really get the book. Its such an eye-opener. My parents were amazed at how God had answered my prayers and they also started fasting for 21 days. They are a week behind me now, but God has been pouring his blessings out on my family. We are not just talking about spiritual blessings but financial too and we’ve been praying for relatives who left God, who would never have come back to him. But just two days ago one relative called out of the blue about this very reason. I shared this with a few of my other friends who are all my age …we’re talking about young people in they’re 20s. And they have started fasting and God has been answering their request which they had been praying for years. Finally they are starting to see answers. I want to share this because I really think in the last days, the only way for God’s Holy Spirit to be poured is if our people fast and pray. The two goes hand in hand in order for the blessings to be poured into our lives. His book makes complete sense. He goes verse after verse from the Bible. Why we must fast and pray and give for us to be able to know God’s will for our lives. Its been such a blessing. I just wanted to share this because I thought you may be interested in looking in to it. Thank you and so sorry if you already knew about the book.” 

So a couple of days later on Sunday morning my wife and I called her up, we got her on speaker phone and we just wanted to ask her more about the experience. If someone is experiencing great blessings, I want to know about it. I’m out for all the blessings I can possibly get. And I actually told her on the phone that almost a year earlier I came across that book. My wife and I were at the South Bend Regional Airport. We were going to go home to Seattle Washington for the holidays, to be with our parents and our flight was delayed. So I went to the small bookstore in the airport. Actually my wife was there and she had picked up this book by Franklin Jentezen and she was reading this book. I said, “how is it?” She said, “Its great!” So I picked it up and started reading it, but then we had to board our flight and so I ended up buying that book. On the two flights and the layover in between, I ended up finishing the little book. I was so inspired. I was blessed. And so from time to time I decided just to take one day a week to do a water fast, just one day a week. I couldn’t do anything intense because at that time and I still have this problem, for me I struggle to put on weight and once I lose weight it takes forever to gain weight. I know you all wish you had that struggle. We all have different struggles. We all need to pray for each other. So on occasions I’ll do a “one day water fast.” But after I got her email, I was like, “I need to step this up.” And when I told her that I had already read this book she said, “What? You knew about this book and you didn’t tell me?” She wished she had known earlier about this book because what is did for her Christian experience. Her Christian experience just took off. And so now I make it a point to share this where ever I go. 

Turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew 6:1. Even in the Sermon on the mount Jesus highlights the importance of fasting. Let’s begin in Matthew 6:1 Jesus said, “1 "Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you have not a reward from your Father in heaven. 2 therefore when you do a charitable deed, [ Did it say, If you do a charitable deed? No it said, “when you do a charitable deed”] Doing a charitable deed is not an option for the follower of Christ. Amen, so it says, “when you do a charitable deed do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Assuredly I say to you, they have their reward. So Jesus talks about the importance of doing charitable deeds and doing it for God’s glory. And then in verse 5 Jesus says, “ And it you pray, is that what he says?” No, once again it says, “ 5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites, they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and on the corners of the street, that they may appear to men that they may be seen by men. Assuredly I say to you, that they have their reward. 

And Jesus goes through the Lords prayer and then what does Jesus talk about? After talking about charitable deeds and prayer what is Jesus going to talk about? Yes, in verse 16 16 "Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites with a sad countenance, for they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly I say to you, they have their reward. in full. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in secret place; and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you openly. 

Is fasting important? Yes, so when is the last time you heard a message about fasting? We usually don’t talk about it because we like our food, Amen? It’s not popular to talk about fasting. Pastor Jentezen in Georgia. Do you know how many members he has in his church? He has 10,000 members. And he asks all of them to join him for a 21 day fast at the start of each year. And I believe that one reason God has blessed this church is because of all the prayer….the fasting. Prayer is powerful if there is one thing that is more powerful than pray it is prayer and fasting. If there is one thing the devil hates more than prayer, its prayer and fasting. Jesus, who expected his followers to fast, set the example. Before beginning his 3 ½ years of ministry, we are told in Matthew 4: 2 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.

And Mark 1:13 it says, “ 13 And He was there in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beast.” Can you picture Jesus out there in the wilderness with the wild beast? Next time you take time for fasting and you’re tempted to give up, think about Jesus. He was not in a home with AC or heating. He was out there in the wilderness. In the Desire of Ages page 118 “He was to brace Himself for the bloodstained path He must travel.” And I believe that we through prayer and fasting must prepare for the work that God would have us to do in these last days. I believe that it is through prayer and fasting that we must prepare for the things that will soon come upon this world. The followers of Christ were all big into fasting. We read in II Corinthians 11:27-28 about the experience of Paul. And he writes in verse 27 In weariness and toil, in sleepless often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness— besides the other things that comes upon me daily my deep concerns for all the churches.

Early church historians, tell us that the early churches fasted regularly twice a week. John Wessly founder of the Methodist Chruch, preached many sermons on prayer. He also talked a lot about fasting and he says, “That men who never fast is no more on the way to heaven than the man who never prays.” Is this important? He had his followers fasting twice a week. They would fast from morning to 4pm. So it was not for the whole day. It was for most of the day. Twice a week ok. As you can see how God blessed his church. John Wessly, John Knox, John Calvin, Martin Luther just to name a few these great leaders of the Reformation in their spiritual warfare to restore purity to the church world were all big into fasting. Martin Luther not only maintained the spiritual discipline of fasting one day a week but additionally fasted so often along with his three hours of daily prayer that he was often criticized for fasting too much. But he blessed the whole evangelical church and impacted the world for God by his prayers, fasting, and holy boldness. 

So when Esther began her journey she invited a number of her close friends to join her. I want to share with you this testimony by Cindy. Cindy was what I would call “a sad ventist.” Do you know what I mean about “a sad ventist?” She goes to church faithfully every Sabbath. But if her husband watches 3ABN during the week days she harasses him. Say, “why are you watching 3ABN?” “Its not even the Sabbath?” Does that make sense to help you understand what I’m saying by “sad ventist? This is her testimony. We started this 212 day fasting because we were inspired by our friend Esther’s testimony and it has been an eye-opening experience. We were surprised to see how many prophets in the Bible fasted and prayed and realized the fasting should be a part of our Christian experience. So this is our 10th day and God’s been with us through this experience. When we first started fasting we thought it might be too difficult but when we saw God answer our prayers and how close we got to God we said we don’t want to give up on this experience. When Esther encouraged me to start on fasting I was really inspired and excited about it. I thought about some people that I actually hated. You guys all look like saints. You look like you are ready for translation. But are there people that you hate? Listen to this. “I thought do I have to fast for those people too. This is so bad that I didn’t know what a sinner I was until this experience. When Esther encouraged me to start fasting I had always tried to forgive those people who hurt me so terrible, but I was never successful. On the third night of the fast I realized how bad my sin was in not being able to forgive them. I cried during my time of prayer. The next morning I realized that God had put forgiveness in my heart for these people. Isn’t this amazing? On day two as we were worried about my husband’s dental practice which was quiet slow. The Lord worked a miracle and provided. On day three the Lord worked another miracle to help us out financially. On day five we received the first offer on our house in Ohio which we had been wanting to sell for a whole year. And right now we are in the process of doing the paper work to sell the house. We’ve had it on the market for a whole year. No one was interested and we began this fast and someone comes by to buy the house. This fasting is amazing. It totally makes you get closer to God and totally makes you overcome the distractions in your life. I always thought that 3ABN was so boring but ever since fasting, when I’m at home I love watching 3ABN. I don’t even wonder anymore about what’s going on in this world, in Hollywood, or on TV. Fasting has even changed our taste buds. For the first couple of days I made vegetable soup and it was so yucky that I thought this fasting experience was going to be horrible. Now we are so use to it that when I eat salad without dressing or vegi soup I feel a little guilty because it taste so good. Because she is thinking everything is suppose to taste so bad. But now even the raw veggies are starting to taste so good. I hope everything is going well for you and your family. Be blessed, Cindy. 


So fasting can turn “a sad ventist” into “a glad ventist.” Turn with me in your bible to Matthew chapter 17:14. So Jesus is coming down the mountain of transfiguration with three of his disciples and that’s where we pick up the story. Verse 14 says, 14 And when they were come to the multitude, a man came to him kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is an epileptic suffers severely. For he often falls into the fire and often in the water. 

16 So I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him. 

I’m glad the story doesn’t end here. But isn’t that sad? I brought my child. Imagine the heart of this father. He wants nothing more than to see his son being healed. And he has probably heard things about Jesus and his followers. He brings his child to the disciples but they could not cure him. Do people sometimes come to us? Maybe people in the world who lose all hope and they come to us because we are followers of Christ. They come to the church hoping for something. Hoping for answers to prayer….. Hoping for a miracle. How often do we have to send people away because we can’t do anything for them. You know in “The Desire of Ages” it says “that in the name of Christ the disciples commanded the torturing spirit to leave his victim. But the demon only mocked them by a fresh display of his power. And the disciples unable to account for their defeat felt that they were bringing dishonor upon themselves and their master. And do we sometime bring dishonor upon God…As we fail to practice what we preach or as we fail to live up to the truth that we believe. So lets go on…. 

Verse 17 Jesus answers it says, 17 ….. O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bare with you? bring him here to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the demon; and he came out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 The disciples came to Jesus privately and said, Why could we not cast him out? 20 So Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for assuredly I say unto you, If ye have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Move from here to there. And it will move from here to there, and nothing will be impossible for you. 

So Jesus says it was because of their unbelief. But if we have to ask the question, “ Why were the disciples struggling with unbelief on this occasion? Jesus had given his disciple power to cast out unclean spirits. You know in “The Desire of Ages” we are told that when Jesus had shared with his disciples about his death, it had brought about sadness and doubt. And then when he chose only three of his disciples to go with him up to the mountain of transfiguration it had excited the jealousy of the 9. And they had been dwelling on their discouragement and personal grievances at that time and it was in the state of darkness that they had undertaken the conflict with Satan. And this is why they were unsuccessful in casting out the demons or healing this child. Now the story doesn’t end in verse 20 but in verse 21 Jesus says 21 However this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting. 

Friends we must pray but there are times we must do more than pray. We must pray and fast. Amen?? If you are struggling with a sin, if you are struggling with an addiction, if you are struggling with a bad habit and you’ve been praying and praying for victory over this sin or this habit…because you know it doesn’t bring glory to God that you continue to struggle. But you’ve been praying and you’ve been experiencing no victory…I believe its time to pray and fast. If God has given you a work to do…if God has given you a ministry and when you try to move forward and there are obstacles after obstacles. Maybe there are financial troubles and you are not making any progress. I believe it is time to fast and pray. Perhaps you’ve been praying and praying for a loved one and this individual keeps going further and further away from the Lord. I believe its time to pray and fast for your loved ones who need Jesus. Edward Bounds said, “Pray and fasting always accomplish something.” Now please don’t misunderstand. It doesn’t always accomplish what you want but it will always accomplish something in line with God’s will. Prayer and fasting always accomplish something. 

I visited this church several years ago, this Asian American church in Chicago and I shared pretty much this same message and a few months later she sent me an email. She writes, “Our church has been praying for years on Tuesday nights and Sabbath mornings before Sabbath School for the Holy Spirit. This is a praying church. But it wasn’t until your fasting sermon at our church that made individuals privately fast. These days we have been having testimony after testimony of miracles due to fasting and prayer. Something is happening to our church. The Holy Spirit is moving. I have a few people fasting the first three days of each month. We have had the most unlikeliest person, an atheist, receive the Holy Spirit and join our church and now is doing mighty things in our church within a month. I prayed for this lost person in my fast. What amazes me is that God will still use a sinner like me to bring other sinners to Christ. And now that person is keeping me on my toes. Fasting has become the buzz word in our church and the powerful testimonies of those who fasted is spreading the desire to those who would not otherwise. I read the “Fasting” book two years ago and was greatly blessed but was too shy to tell my church about it. So you don’t know how excited I was when you came and mentioned it. 

Andrew Bonar was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland in the 19th century and he said, “Fasting is abstaining from anything that hinders prayer.” So please don’t thing that fasting is simply abstaining from food. The things in your life that hinder prayer….. Andrew Bonar was an avid reader and he had at times to fast from his excessive love for reading to find time to commune with God. When we take time fasting we need to spend more time in prayer and in God’s word. In simply abstaining from food, you are just starving….just dieting. You need to spend more time in prayer and in God’s word. 

Phillip Brooks was an American clergyman and author in the 19th century and he says fasting is abstaining from anything that is innocent in itself in order to grow more spiritually or serve God more effectively. Are there a lot of innocent activities that just eat up all of our time? So how many of you love Facebook? Fess up. Ok ,Facebook is a great tool for networking. It’s a great way to stay in touch but how often can you end up spending several hours a day on facebook. I know of people that have just closed their Facebook account simply because it wasn’t helping them in their walk with the Lord. Fasting is abstaining from anything innocent in itself in order to grow more spiritually or serve God more effectively. 

Wessly Duewel is an author of a book called “Mighty Prevailing Prayer.” Its an encyclopedia on prayer…. A very good book. If I could probably keep only one book in my library on prayer it would probably be the book by Wessly Duewel “Mighty Prevailing Prayer.” He says in his book, “fasting is a God ordained form of self deniel.” The purpose of fasting is to 1) Subject the physical to the spiritual and to give priority to spiritual goals 2) To disentangle one’s self for a time from one’s environment, material things, daily responsibilities, and cares. And 3) to devote ones whole spiritual attention to God and prayer. 

When you fast your mind becomes uncluttered with the things of the world and you become amazingly sensitive to the things of God. By the way, there’s nothing that will strengthen and deepen your prayer life like fasting. And that’s why we need to fast regularly because it richly blesses our prayer experience. 


I want to talk about the different types of fast mentioned in the Bible. There is the Absolute Fast that’s where you drink no water or eat no food. Ok, Paul after his Damascus Road experience did an Absolute Fast for three days. Esther called all the Jews to do an Absolute Fast for three days when she thought that she and her people were doomed. There is the Normal Fast where you only drink water. There is the Liquid Fast where you only drink juice. If you want to do the Liquid Fast you want to get the juice in its purest form. You don’t want stuff with all that added sugar, preservatives, and additives. If you can juice yourself that would be great. And then there is the Partial Fast. The Daniel Fast is a Biblical based Partial Fast and the two anchoring scriptures for the Daniel Fast are Daniel 10:2-3 and Daniel 1:12. In Daniel chapter 10, Daniel is grieved with the plight of his people and he goes on this partial fast for three weeks. 
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. 3 I ate no pleasant food, nor meat, nor wine came into my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. 

Daniel ate no pleasant food, most likely this was that he ate no sweets or bread. And the Bible says that along with that he ate no meat and he was focused in prayer. And then there is Daniel 1:12 the other anchoring text. It says, “Please test your servant for 10 days and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. 


So from these two text you end up with the very simple diet that consist of fruits, vegetables, and water. Alright, so some of you will want to go home and you will probably want to get on the internet to look up more information about the Daniel Fast. I want to warn you about this one web site that you might stumble across. Its Danielfast.wordpress.com. If you come across this web site you will find this very very detailed list of what you can include in you Daniel Fast and this very very detailed list of foods that you should not include in your Daniel’s Fast. And what I want to tell you to do is to stay away from this website. Only because its such a detailed list that it makes you fasting experience more stressful in trying to figure out what you can include and what you cannot include. And it makes your shopping experience more stressful and it defeats the purpose of fasting. Does that make sense? You want to make things as simple as possible when it comes to food preparation. You want to cut down on the amount of time you spend on food preparation. The simpler the diet the more powerful you experience is going to be. If you could start with a water fast in the beginning….I believe Esther who had such a powerful experience she started with I believe a 10 day juice fast and then she went to fruits and vegetables. And her experience was way more powerful than the experience I had. Or the experience that other people had. The simpler that you can make it….if you can do a ten day water fast…I would say “go for it.” If you could do a 21 day just juice fast, “go for it.” Powerful experience. So when Esther had started her experience another individual she had invited was a friend by the name of Twilla Seaton and this individual shares her testimony. I can tell you this time of prayer and fasting has taken my relationship with God to an entirely new level. When all the distractions of work, email, internet, facebook activities ect.. are all taken away, its just me and the Lord. That is when he can really speak and I can hear. I actually loath to see this time come to a close. She and Esther actually did the 21 day fast a few days later they started all over again but they realized that they didn’t need to start all over again because their body needed time to recoup. Physically during the fast it was so difficult there was so any times that I was planning Thanksgiving dinner in my head. Ha Ha. Or looking at cookbooks although I couldn’t eat any of the things I was looking at. But God gave me the amazing power to get through it. And God can help each one of you to get through it too. Amen? I lost 10 pounds during the three weeks and I fit into clothes I could only imagine fitting into before. At a minimum most people that do the Daniel Fast will drop 10 pounds. Just an extra incentive to do the fast. We have everything to gain and nothing to lose…but pounds. I have even notices that even though I broke the fast I still prefer the fruits and veggies. And the self control that I lacked before concerning appetite is more abundant. I can easily walk away from food now that before I could not resist. Praise God! You know there are a lot of people that struggle with their appetite. And in the spirit of prophecy we are told that if we cannot gain the victory over appetite we are going to struggle in other areas of our life. What is the answer if you are struggling over the appetite. I believe the answer is fasting. Ellen White writes, “The controlling power of appetite will prove to ruin a thousand if they had conquered on this point would have had the moral power to gain the victory over every other temptation. But those who are slaves to appetite will fail of perfecting Christian character. The continual transgression of man for over 6,000 years has brought sickness, pain, and death as its fruit. As we draw near the close of time, Satan’s temptation to indulge appetite will be more powerful and more difficult to resist. She goes on to say even resisting certain temptation that are not food related, before it was so difficult. But now God has given me the victory over them. Praise God again. 

Research has shown that after 3 weeks habits are formed. God has proven that to me during this time. Do the Daniel Fast is something that most anyone can do. Unless, you have health issues or certain medical issues it’s a fast that most people can do. Having someone else to do the fast with is so encouraging. And I share this because I had many people that came up to me saying that they tried to do this on their own and they failed. You really need an accountability partner. It’s a blessing to have someone to do it with. As Esther and I has shared how God has been impressing us we discovered that he was leading and impressing us in the same ways. God was giving us confirmations that throughout our entire fast that we were doing exactly what he wanted us to be doing. I want to end once again with Esther’s testimony. After that initial phone conversation I asked her to send me an email mentioning the different blessings that she had experienced. And she sent me an email with 17 points. I’m not going to share all of them. But I’m going to share a number of them that really stood out. 

Through fasting God had been leading me day by day showing me so many things. 
1. Who I need to forgive, people that I had not even known that I needed to forgive.
2. Who I need to ask forgiveness from. I had not known that I had hurt them. But God brought it to my view that I hurt them tremendously. 
3. What my sins and flaws are.

Do we need this kind of experience? Yes, if you read “The Great Controversy” the chapter titled “The Great Time of Trouble” it talks about how we need the kind of experience that Jacob had. 

4. The sins that I considered were not a big deal. God has been showing me just how big they really are. 
5. How God has been so compassionate with me. He never condemns me even though I keep falling and falling. 
And many of us we need to become acquainted with this compassionate God. I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up the God I serve was always out to get me, every time I messed up.

9. God has shown me how to see the good in everyone and not the bad. Before it use to be the other way, I’d focus on peoples weakness and mistakes and never really saw the good in them. 

Don’t we all struggle with that? We have this critical attitude.

10. My prayers have gotten so long, so heart-felt, and my intercessory prayers come so genuine. My prayers are so long now that if I don’t set my alarm I might be late for work. So now I pray with an alarm. 

So many Christians struggle to pray for more than 5 minutes a day. You can break the 5 minute barrier through fasting. I love this last point. 

11. I so desperately, so longingly just want Jesus. I just want to be Christ-like. I might have started my fast with some earthly prayer request along with wanting to know Jesus and the truth. But as I continued in my fast day by day, my earthly request don’t seem to matter anymore….and it just kind of fades in the background. I see such loveliness and beauty in the character of Jesus and I just want to be like him. If God blesses me with answers to prayers and takes care of my needs He is just extra good and merciful to me and I am grateful. But what matters most to me is just Jesus and me. 

At first she had some earthly request and of course, why not, get to know Jesus better through it all. And you know what, even if we come to Jesus with the runchiest motives, I believe that he is just so happy that we are coming to him. Amen? And usually we pray when we are in trouble and we pray because we really don’t want him. We really want what’s in his hand. We want the gifts. But that’s ok. You with your desire for your gifts you go to Jesus and Jesus will give you so much more than just the gifts. He will give you himself. He wants you to understand that the greatest gift he can give you is himself. I want to end with this text in Matthew 9:14-15 4 The disciples of John came to him saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast not? 

Please understand that no one enjoys fasting. I don’t enjoy fasting. But you know why I do it? Because, I love to see God move. I love to see big answers to prayer. I want to see God do big things in my life and through my life and for our church. The disciples of John say why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast? 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the friends of the bride groom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom will be taken away from them , and then they will fast. 

Jesus was referring to his followers during the period between his assention and his return. During that period Jesus expects all of his followers to fast. If there was a generation on earth that needed to get serious about prayer and fasting, I believe its this generation living at the close of earth’s history. If there was a generation that needed a deeper, more intimate, more powerful relationship with Christ, I believe its this generation that has the privilege of seeing Christ come back in the clouds. Is it your desire to have a deeper, more intimate, more powerful experience with Christ? 

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