The believers in Antioch were fasting together. Then the Holy Spirit called them to do something which changed the entire world.
Here is the key Bible verse:
Acts 13:2. As they served the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Separate Barnabas and Saul for me, for the work to which I have called them.”
they … fasted. All the believers in Antioch were fasting and praying together. Their fasting and praying had a goal. They were seeking guidance from the Holy Spirit. And it arrived.
Separate Barnabas and Saul for me. They were to send forth Barnabas and Saul as foreign missionaries.
The community fasted and prayed. They laid their hands on Barnabas and Saul. Right away, they set out on their journey as foreign missionaries. And it changed the whole world.
What if the believers in Antioch had NOT fasted?
Fasting is only for those who are medically capable. Check with your health care provider. Experts say you need to be under the supervision of a doctor during the time of a fast.
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