Evangelist Daniel Whyte III Gives Tips on Fasting and Provides a Fasting Schedule to Guide You In Your Fast

Tips on Fasting from Daniel Whyte III 

Daniel Whyte III is not asking you to do anything that he has not done himself and that he is not willing to do now. By the grace of God, he has fasted for 40 days and 40 nights seven times in his over 32 years of ministry. He has also fasted for shorter periods of time many times throughout his ministry ranging from a 1 day fast to a 28 day fast. By fasting and praying, he has seen God do many wonderful and miraculous things in his worldwide ministry and life. He offers a few tips below to help you get started in fasting:
  • Only join us in fasting if the Lord is leading you to fast.
  • You do not have to report to us if you choose to fast with us because this is between you and God. The evidence of this worldwide fast will be seen in the changes that God will bring about in this country. 
  • If you are diabetic, borderline diabetic, or if you have other health problems that will interfere with fasting, please check with your doctor before joining in this fast, but don’t let them tell you that you can’t fast at all because that’s a lie. They are just protecting themselves from a lawsuit and you cannot blame them.
  • When you pray, please pray for the things mentioned above, but also pray for things that the Lord may lay upon your heart to pray for. 
  • Before you fast, enjoy a great, full breakfast and go forward in the strength of that. 
  • Drink water and/or some juice throughout the duration of your fast. If you go on an extended fast, the first three to four days will be very difficult but the rest of the fast will be amazingly easier. 
  • Don’t let the super Christians draw you into a debate over should you drink water, juice, or a slim-fast shake during your fast. If drinking juice or a slim-fast shake gives you the same pleasure as a steak dinner, then don’t drink it. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.” Please do as the Lord leads you to do at any given time. This is not a rigid ‘I’m tougher than you’ contest. We would encourage you not to discuss your fast with anybody, and not to go to work, school or church looking sad and pitiful. The Lord is against that. The Bible says in Matthew 6:16-18: “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.”
  • Do not allow the devil to discourage you during your fast. The Bible tells us that the devil tried to tempt Jesus while He was fasting and He overcame the devil by the power of God’s Word. Remember, “The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
  • If you choose to fast for 40 days but you don’t want to do it all at one time, you can do it in one of the following ways: (1) 10 days a month for 4 months; (2) 8 days a month for 5 months; (3) 6 days a month for 6 months and 4 days in the 7 month; (4) 2 days a week for 5 months, etc.

Many more tips and ideas will be shared everyday in different ways and formats over the next 165 days. 

Fasting Schedule

Below is a suggested fasting schedule that you may follow if you are so led to do so. You will see that some of the days are in line with certain Jewish holidays throughout the remainder of the year. If the Lord leads you to join our Jewish brothers and sisters in fasting on one of their days, please feel free to do so. 

  • Every Wednesday Until November 6 (24 hour fast):  This would be a total of 25 days of fasting.
  • First 7 Days of Each Month: This would be a total of 42 days fasting.
  • Jewish Holiday Fasting: This would require fasting on the following dates:
    • Shavuot (the giving of the Torah): Lasts from sunset on May 26 until nightfall of May 28
    • The 17th of Tammuz (commemorating the breach of the Walls of Jerusalem): All-day on July 
    • Tish’a B’Av (commemorating the day the Jewish Temple was destroyed by the Romans): Lasts from sunset on July 28 until nightfall on July 29
    • Rosh Hashanah (first day of the Jewish new year): Lasts from sunset of September 16 until nightfall of September 18
    • Yom Kippur (the day of Atonement, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar): Lasts from sunset on September 25 until nightfall on September 26
    • Sukkot (the holiday during which the Jews remember God’s providence during the 40 years in the wilderness): Lasts from sunset of September 30 until nighfall on October 7
    • Shemini Atzeret (a holiday of joy celebrating the conclusion and restarting of the annual Torah-reading cycle): Lasts from sunset of October 7 until nightfall of October 8
  • 40 Day Fast: You may fast for a period of 40 days at one time, or you may fast for a total of 40 days divided into different time periods. For example, you may fast for 10 days in June, 10 days in July, 10 days in August and 10 days in September.

Many more tips and ideas will be shared everyday in different ways and formats over the next 165 days.