Glorified Fasting: The ABC’s of Fasting by Franklin Hall
by Franklin Hall
“STAND FAST, AND hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle …. Comfort your hearts; and stablish you in every good word and work …. Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word; of the Lord may have free course, and be GLORIFIED, even as it is with you.” II Thess. 2:15, 17; 3:1.
FASTING, like PRAYER, is a part of the word of God. To dispute this would be as foolish as denying water is wet. Shall we “STAND FAST” on this IRREVOCABLE “TRADITION,” which we have been taught in the WORD, since it is indisputably a part of the WORD of God? Let us pray that it will “have free course, AND BE GLORIFIED,” in its proper place in order that JESUS may receive more glory and honor from His children. The purpose of this volume is to popularize, perhaps one of the most downtrodden of all Biblical subjects, and assist in the author’s small way to reestablish this part of the Gospel, bringing it out in all its glorious aspects. We are dealing with a tremendous portion of the Word—able to open up an avenue to tremendous power and glory with JESUS for the mutual welfare of His body, and the bringing of a mighty last day revival. By the proper utilization of fasting, praying, crying and mourning for souls, and by going into the FASTING-PRAYER without a selfish motive, many pillars of the FAITH can pull together in this travail to such an extent that when tragedy, destruction, persecution, and the rest of the last-day signs approach us more closely, we will have at our disposal a most effective weapon to carry us through for the glory of Jesus.