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Scripture: Fasting & Detaching

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Bible Quotations on Fasting & Detaching from Ego


DETACH FROM & RESIST SATAN & SIN

“And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.” —Matthew 5:29 

“And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.” —Matthew 5:30 

“Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” —Matthew 18:8 

“And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.” —Matthew 18:9 

“And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:” —Mark 9:43 

“And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:” —Mark 9:47 

“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:” —Colossians 3:3 

“Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.” —Hebrews 12:4


FASTING IS GOOD FOR DETACHING & SEEKING SURRENDER TO GOD

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.” —Psalms 35:13 

“My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.” —Psalms 109:24 

“And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.” —Matthew 4:2 

Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.” —Matthew 6:16-18 

“Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” —Matthew 17:21 

“And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” —Mark 9:29 

“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” —Acts 13:2 

“And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.” —Acts13:3 

“And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.” —Acts 14:23

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