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Old 05-27-2010, 03:51 PM
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Whats the longest you have fasted?

This isn't a brag thread... but I am curious to learn from the experiences of others.

What is the longest you have fasted... type of fast... things you encountered physically from that fast... results... miracle stuff... etc.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:40 PM
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Re: Whats the longest you have fasted?

Water only?

40 days
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:44 PM
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Re: Whats the longest you have fasted?

I'm pretty sure I have went at least 12 hours without eating... then I most likely ordered a pizza because I was really hungry by then.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:46 PM
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Re: Whats the longest you have fasted?

the last time I tried to fast, I started to hallucinate. quite scary
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:47 PM
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Re: Whats the longest you have fasted?

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the last time I tried to fast, I started to hallucinate. quite scary
Got a vision? Isn't that one of the possible goals of fasting?
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Re: Whats the longest you have fasted?

7 days, allowing juices and coffee.
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Re: Whats the longest you have fasted?

I tend to follow the Al Sharpton method of fasting -I don't eat between meals. OK, not much anyways.
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Re: Whats the longest you have fasted?

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the last time I tried to fast, I started to hallucinate. quite scary

You must have been fasting each time you discussed your politics on AFF. just kidding DM.... Can't you take a joke?

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Re: Whats the longest you have fasted?

Hmmm... food poisoning, juice only til I could keep food down...

Actually I guess my answer would be "long enough". Sometimes with fresh veggie juice once a day, sometimes with only water. Physical affects: I got really hungry, and lost several pounds short term. Once I dreamed about eating all night, and another time I woke up having dreamed that I went to come off the fast and there was NOTHING in the house to eat. I went to the grocery store that morning and bought more groceries than they'd probably seen me check out with in a month.

As far as miracles and answers, once a man stopped stalking me for a few months afterward, but that wasn't why I fasted and I'm not sure there was any relation between the two events other than timing.

But I love these verses:
Isa 58:4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as [ye do this] day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
Isa 58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? [is it] to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes [under him]? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
Isa 58:6 [Is] not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Isa 58:7 [Is it] not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Isa 58:8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
Isa 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I [am]. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity...

The rest of the passage is really good too...

Results: I was more considerate of others and their needs, and thought a lot about how I might have been physically hungry, but others are spiritually starving: Amo 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD...

Coming to that realization was the only miracle I needed.
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I hate hunger strikes!
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