Daniel Fast for 2020
Benefits for Your Spiritual, Emotional & Physical Health
I want to introduce you to a secret healing therapy that can take your spiritual, physical and emotional health to a whole new level — it’s called the Daniel Fast, and it includes many foods that support healing.
Fasting is a natural discipline that can bring supernatural results. I’ve seen fasting work when nothing else will. Moses, Elijah, Esther, Ezra, Job, David, Daniel, Peter, Paul, even Jesus … fasted.
In fact, they didn’t just fast for a day or two, but both Jesus and Moses fasted for 40 days! The Bible is filled with more than 70 references to fasting, but over the last several decades fasting has disappeared from the church and is only beginning to make a resurgence today.
We fast to start the New Year on Monday, January 7, 2019, to the 21st a 3 week Fast. During the Fall Season, our second time of corporate fasting will align with the Jewish New Year, Yom Kippur and Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacle ).
A TRIPLE BLESSING FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST. WE WILL BE PRAYING AND FASTING ALONG WITH OUR JEWISH BROTHERS AND SISTERS AROUND THE WORLD AS ONE. The Daniel Fast starts on Monday, September 30 TH UNTIL MONDAY, OCTOBER 14ST, 2019, FOR 2 WEEKS.
Please join us to start the JEWISH New Year off with seeking God’s direction and will for 2019. Together, fasting is powerful and each day we all will be lifting up our team members and their requests as well. Daniel fast Diet details below.
TO LET US KNOW YOU WILL BE JOINING IN ON THE BLESSING, FILL OUT THIS FORM.
Make sure to add in your personal fast focus prayer requests, so we can be praying for all of them. Also, be sure to peruse the valuable information on our site regarding fasting.
It will encourage you and help you to prepare for your fast. Happy Fasting!!!
What Is a Fast?
Fasting is abstaining from something like food, drink or entertainment for a period of time to create some type of benefit in body, mind or spirit.
There are many types of fasts, which include various diets. The one we will do for the New Year is the Daniel Fast.
What Is a Daniel Fast?
Many people wonder what did Jesus eat? Did Jesus eat meat? The Daniel fast isn’t based on what Jesus ate, but it is based on what one of Jesus’ followers consumed and this follower was not surprisingly Daniel.
The Daniel Fast or Daniel Diet is based on the prophet Daniel’s dietary and spiritual experiences as recorded in the Book of Daniel in the Bible. It’s a partial fast that focuses very heavily on vegetables and other healthy whole foods but leaves out any animal sources of protein. Many users of this biblically-based fasting method follow it for 21 consecutive days. (2)
The Daniel Fast is specifically referenced in the Bible in two sections of the Book of Daniel:
Daniel 1:12 which states,
“Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables [pulses] to eat and water to drink.” (3)
Daniel 10: 2-3, which says,
“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” (4)
You may be familiar with the Daniel Fast already if you’ve read The Maker’s Diet Revolution by Jordan Rubin. The Daniel Fast only includes clean foods as described in Leviticus 11. (5) Unclean foods in the Bible include things like pork and shellfish.
So does the Bible say not to eat shrimp? Actually, it does in Deuteronomy 14:10 where it states “And whatever does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.” (6) Shrimp is a type of shellfish and as such it does not contain fins or scales. There are also some fish, such as swordfish and shark, that should also be avoided if you’re following a Biblical diet because these sea creatures do not have both fins and scales. For more info, check out the infographic: Which Animals Does the Bible Designate as ‘Clean’ and ‘Unclean’?
Knowing clean and unclean animal proteins according to dietary laws in the Bible is helpful to know, but while on the Daniel Fast you won’t be consuming any protein from animal sources at all.
DPN DANIEL FAST PRAYER POINT FOCUS
- PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH GOD FOR ALL OUR MEMBERS
- VOLUNTEERS WITH A HEART FOR OUR MINISTRY TO COME
- PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY THIS MINISTRY TO GIVE FINANCIALLY
- A NEW LOCATION FOR DPN/MARTIELE SWANKO MINISTRIES
PRAYER POINTS FOR OUR NATION
- PROTECTION FOR OUR PRESIDENT AND HIS CABINET
- PEACE AROUND OUR BORDERS
- THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL STAND UNITED IN PEACE
- A VISITATION FROM HEAVEN TO TRANSFORM OUR YOUTH ACROSS THE NATION WITH THE FEAR OF GOD
- CHURCHES AND INTERCESSORS TO RISE UP AND ERECT A PRAYER SHIELD AROUND THE PRESIDENT
Daniel Fast: Food List
According to our understanding of the Hebrew definition of “pulse” that was used in the verse for vegetables can actually mean a range of foods. Here is the Daniel Fast food list of what you are allowed to eat:
- Water only — it must be purified/filtered; spring or distilled water is best
- Homemade almond milk, coconut water, coconut kefir and vegetable juice
Vegetables (should form the basis of the diet)
- Fresh or cooked
- May be frozen and cooked but not canned
Fruits (consume in moderation 1–3 servings daily)
- Fresh and cooked
- Ideally low glycemic index fruits like stone fruits, apples, berries, cherries and citrus fruits
- Maybe dried but should not contains sulfites, added oils or sweeteners
- May be frozen but not canned
Whole grains (consume in moderation and ideally sprouted)
- Brown rice, oats quinoa, millet, amaranth, buckwheat, barley cooked in water
Beans & Legumes (consume in moderation)
- Dried and cooked in water
- May be consumed from can as long as no salt or other additives are contained and the only ingredients are beans and water
Nuts & Seeds (sprouted are best)
- Raw, sprouted or dry roasted with no salt added
Common Foods for Daniel Fast
Here is a list of some common foods you can consume while following a Daniel Diet plan:
Vegetables (preferably organic and fresh or frozen) LINK TO RECIPES
- Brussel sprouts
- Collard greens
- Green beans
- Mustard greens
- Sweet potatoes
Fruits (preferably organic and fresh or frozen)
- Honeydew melons
Legumes (preferably organic)
- Black beans
- Black-eyed peas
- Garbanzo beans
- Kidney beans
- Mung beans
- Pinto beans
- Split peas
Nuts & Seeds (preferably organic, raw, unsalted and soaked/sprouted)
Whole Grains (preferable organic)
- Brown rice
- Oats (groats soaked)
Foods to avoid
On the Daniel Fast, you should not consume any of the other foods or beverages listed below. And, I want to mention that on the Daniel Fast some allow sea salt or Himalayan salt and others do not. My recommendation is to only use a bit of sea salt when necessary in flavoring dishes. Here are foods you definitely want to refrain from eating:
- Iodized salt
- Dairy products
- Breads, pasta, flour, crackers (unless made from sprouted ancient grains)
- Cookies and other baked goods
- Energy drinks