Since there's really not a dry fast forum, I thought I'd post this here. It's mostly religious stuff that you're welcome to ignore (just wanted to post the whole article). Anyways, this guy claims to have dry fasted for 40 days. I'm sure it should generate some discussion.
How I did dry fasting for 40 days
By AGATHA EMEADI
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Man in the pulpit Index
Rev. Saviour Efe-Awusi is the pastor in charge of Godís Divine Evangelical Mission, Lagos. He tells you how he got the call and worked as a minister for years, then God gave him a revelation to start his own church. Recently, Awusi was on dry fasting for 40 days and 40 nights.
"The Lord told me to fast, with fasting, the anointing will increase. From there I trained myself and started fasting. During that period, a lot happened. There were many testimonies, breakthroughs and open doors. God really visited his people then."
Those were the things that encouraged him. Temptation to eat came at the initial stage, but he overcame this hurdle and carried on. "I felt like eating after the first three or four days and after that, I was strenghtened and carried out the work vigorously."
Efe-Awusi spoke with Daily Sun recently about his life as a Christian and lifestyle of pastors.
Before I got born again, I used to sell clothes at Williams Street in Lagos. Along the line, I was introduced to drug business. The business of selling drug boomed. I used to travel to India, and other European countries to buy and sell drugs. The last time I came back from Europe, the drugs were seized and I was financially low. I was in my room sleeping one night when God called my name three times and said " I have chosen you, you will preach the gospel." I heard it clear and started crying. I replied, I will serve you. That same night, He poured anointing oil on my head and I felt it.
After that incident, I joined some churches. In March 2003, the Lord told me it was time to start a ministry.
Fasting and prayer
The Lord revealed that I should go into dry fasting. I was told that through fasting and prayers some of the difficult problems would be solved.
40 days dry fasting
During the 40 days, a lot of things were revealed to me spiritually. So many cases also received anointing from God, while breakthroughs and testimonies followed. It was after the first three days that I felt like eating but after that I was strong. What I needed then was a quiet place to rest and pray and not food. The Lord saw me through. Towards the end of the fasting, I was bathing frequently. This also helped me.
I suffered from asthma for 20 years. I prayed and told God to heal me. I was healed miraculously. The day I was healed, I was sleeping, God took me, held me and breathed fire into my chest, and my asthma disappeared. That was how I got my healing. Coming to know God is a blessing in my life. I would have died due to the kind of life I was living. It is an opportunity to tell people that there is no amount of sin God cannot forgive.
Lifestyle of pastors
It is quit unfortunate that some pastors join the ministry of God just to make money. There are people God has called and He promised "I will bless you." After they must have done the will of God, He will bless them. Some think it is by force or by money. And that is why they have acquired power from wrong sources. It is only God that knows His true worshippers. The fake ones will be exposed, no matter how long it takes.
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