What if involuntarily our food was taken away? What if like a child, the things that we abused, God took them away from us?

Would that show any self control or will power, what lesson would that teach us? Not much would it?

But what if like a good parent, that instead of taking everything away that led us astray, we took the time to teach self control, self-discipline and initiative.

What if we were taught to know when to say when and the understanding of the meaning of moderation? Wouldn’t that be better?

Likewise, what if God didn’t take away every desire we had that caused us to SIN?

What if the things that plagued our weaknesses daily were a TEST of our self control?, of our faith?

For where there is much weakness, there is much grace. Could this be what the apostle Paul meant in II Corinthians?

Could it be that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness?

For when we are weak in ourselves, we are strong in the Spirit.

For where is the glory if the things that are so tempting were taken away?

But how glorious it would be to God that in the midst of good and evil, we can still choose good!

This is the lesson of fasting as well as the lesson of our existence.

Fasting was never how the world or the denominations has taught us, it is surely something supernatural, it is a reflection of what was and what is to come.

It what was lost in Eden, a body that relied on the Word and not the world.


My Lord, I fast because I live in a generation that abuses food. I fast because I live in a world where I have a greater chance of dying from obesity than malnutrition.

I fast because although I have chose many times to feed my body, today I desire to feed my soul. I fast because the food of this earth is Satan’s tool in holding captive my 5 senses, but most of all, the God given senses that this world has forgotton.

Finally my Lord, I fast in your honor. For as you fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, being hungry, you told Satan, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”.

So I ask you to help me understand this scripture, for there was a time in Eden, where the only food that this body needed was your fellowship. So as I begin to wage war against my own body through this fasting, I ask you to help me fast in secret according to your Word, for the only one that needs to know, knows already.

In the name of Jesus Christ, your brother in our war against sin.


Ray Evangelista.


Author: Ray Evangelista, RN

I was born an "Evangelista", I didn't choose to be in the ministry, the ministry chose me. However, I did choose to be a nurse and I have been a nurse for over 20 years and thankful that I can help the sick in some way daily.

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