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Fasting is Your Ammunition

 
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August 29, 2011 A.D.

Our Lady of Medjugorje just recently told us on August 25, 2011:

 

“…Today I call you to pray and fast for my intentions, because satan wants to destroy my plan…”


What does fasting do for us? Through what is written below, taken from the FASTING booklet, by a Friend of Medjugorje, one can easily see not only the good of fasting, but also the harm of not fasting.



Fasting is Your Ammunition

By A Friend of Medjugorje

Caritas Community Child Eating Bread on a fast day

A Caritas Community child eating a piece of bread on a fast day. The founder of the Caritas Community felt a strong inspiration for the Community children to be taught the tradition of having a love for bread. For Jesus taught us to pray to the Father, "Give us this day our daily bread." Fasting therefore should not just be an action that is done twice a week, fasting should become a way of life.

Fasting is the cause of so much good, that as Christians, not to use it would be like having weapons without ammunition. Prayer is the cannon; fasting is the cannon ball; love is the powder, once fired, which sends it. It may seem odd or hard to accept speaking of prayer, fasting, and love in this way, but all of the following are the exact terminology Our Lady has used in Her messages, especially in regard to satan:


“conquer, protect, defend, advance, retreat, attack, guard, armor, battle, defeat, struggle, surrender, drive off, time of battle with satan.”


These, along with many other words, are clear messages that we are in battle, and fasting is your ammunition.


St. John Vianney was hated most by the devil because of his fasting and fasting from sleep. We are in a great battle and the weapons we have, such as the Rosary, becomes much more powerful coupled with fasting.

August 8, 1985

“Dear children, today I call you especially now to advance against satan by means of prayer. satan wants to work still more now that you know he is at work. Dear children, put on the armor for battle and with the Rosary in your hand, defeat him! Thank you for having responded to my call.”


You, as an individual, have the power to alter and impact the world. It is a mistake to underestimate the good you bring into the world through your fasting and prayer. It is time, in this special time, to bring it back into the Church; for priests to encourage it; for bishops to preach of it; for them to give examples and witness themselves by doing it. It is to spread over the whole Church and with it will spread the mantle of Our Lady to protect them in leading us, through the Church, into the new time Our Lady announced on Her Fourteenth Anniversary.


June 25, 1995

“Dear children, today I am happy to see you in such great numbers, that you have responded and have come to live my messages. I invite you, little children, to be my joyful carriers of peace in this troubled world. Pray for peace so that as soon as possible a time of peace, which my heart waits impatiently for, may reign…”


Start the next Wednesday or Friday and watch your life and those around you begin to change. God bless you.



A Friend of Medjugorje

From “Fasting” available
as a free download


P.S. Don't miss your chance to take part in the worldwide 9-day fast taking place November 1-9, 2011. For the nine-day fasting novena you will be assigned a single day of 2012 in which your 9-day fast will be offered to bind satan from his activity for our nation and the world. You can call Caritas of Birmingham to receive the day your 9-day fast will sponsor. Your day is assigned in the order you call us. You may call 205-672-2000 to be given the day of 2012 that your nine-day fasting novena, beginning November 1, 2011, and finishing November 9, 2011, will cover. It is important you receive a day so that we can be sure all 365 days of 2012 will be covered by an individual with a nine-day fast. Again the nine-day fasting novena is November 1–9, 2011, and your assigned day for 2012 is not a fast day, rather the day that you are assigned in 2012 to be covered in prayer by your November 1–9, 2011, nine-day fast. For the 2011 fasting novena prayers click to visit this page.

 
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