FASTING ON BREAD AND WATER! "COURAGE AND DO NOT BE AFRAID!" JESUS
(ISAIAH 35: 3-
"Do not worry"! Rather, jump for joy for the great grace God has given you to construct your spiritual life with prayer and fasting, and to protect the 5 senses of your body from all evil. Jesus, our true Man and true God says, "Life means more than food and the body more than clothing" (Mtt 6:25-
Mary our Mother, The Queen of Peace says "the best fast is on bread and water." (July 21 1982) On June 26 1981 She was already speaking about the importance of fasting for our soul and body, and on September 20th 1981 said to the visionaries Vicka and Jacov, "I ask you both to fast for one week on bread and water." (Jacov was only 10 years of age) And says, "I am protecting you with My Motherly Mantle” (April 25 1988), "and pray that The Lord of Peace will protect you with His Mantle." (Dec. 25 1990)
And for those who do not yet have the strength to fast She says, "It would be good for you to give up T.V...alcohol, cigarettes and other pleasures. You yourselves know what you must do," (Dec. 8 1981) because there is nothing impossible with God.
Why bread and water? The human body is composed of 63% water; 22 % protein; 13 % fat; and 2% vitamins and minerals. Why bread? Mary our Mother and Protectress of The Flock says, "because I do not want you hungry and that you will not want more." And what did God our Father and Creator say? "Bread is best" because " I give you all the seed-
The human body and soul need time with rest to recover their strength in God. When a wild animal, for example a deer, becomes 'sick' it finds a place in the shade to lie down near water, and just rests there until the ill effects wear off. Therefore, "Rest, rest in My Son." (Aug.27 2010) As the psalmist says,” Enough for me to keep my soul tranquil and quiet like a child in its Mother's arms." (Psalm 13:2) Fasting allows the body and all the organs to rest with prayer in union with God, The Holy Spirit Who is our Wonder-
Over a period of time toxins may build up in the body as a result of breathing in pollutants and consuming foods and liquids adulterated with chemicals. A toxin is a poison to the body . It could eventually harm the health and functioning of the body. There presence in the body causes it to produce fat-
Our wise Mother, Mary Queen of Peace invites us to fast strictly on Wednesday and Friday, and on Thursdays if necessary; for 3 days before small Church Feast days; and 9 days before Great Ones. As with a 1 day fast, a 3 day fast can help rid us of sin, toxins and cleanse the blood so that oxygen is increased throughout the body. And a 9 day fast, wherein the healing and rebuilding of the immune system begins after the 5th day, takes care of problems before they arise in the human body and in the world,
"Words serve those who do not obey." ( Sept 20 1985) On September 26 1985 our Mother, The Queen of Peace implored us to "Especially live the fast because by fasting you will achieve and cause me the joy of the whole Plan God is planning here in Medugorje, to be fulfilled."
At the turn of the 20th Century Satan and "his men" said, "We cannot destroy The Catholic Church (The shepherds and their sheep) by Her intellect but we shall by the 5 senses." (Fatima 1917 and other sites; Pope Leo XI11) By June 24 1981, seeing that Satan "was drawing the world into a great whirlpool, and that it did not realize into what sin it was sinking" (Feb. 17 1984) -
Our Mother would never ask us to do something which would harm us and explains only with love,
“I have here a great Plan for the salvation of mankind.” (Jan 25 1987) "Without you I cannot help the world." (Aug 28 1986) "It is necessary to tell them that from the beginning I have been conveying The Message of God to the world. It is a great pity not to believe it. Faith is a vital element but one cannot compel a person to believe. Faith is the foundation from which everything flows." (Dec. 31 1981) God does only good! Obedience is the true love we find in God, The Holy Spirit. The will of flesh is vacillating and indecisive, whereas faith seeks security in the saving will of God alone.
St. John Vianney said in an apparition after his death, "I would do it all again for the place I now have with God in Heaven." Fasting is a token of sorrow for sin. It accompanies repentance, prayer of petitions, miracles and healings, casting out devils, and prayer in times of crises of great need -
Mary E. Smith