New Life Worship Center

New Life Worship Center
Lifting People Through The Power Of The Cross

WHAT

The Daniel Fast is a partial fast, which means that we will eliminate some common things from our daily diet, but will have generous options available. We will focus on eating fruits and vegetables that are pure and simple. We have included a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid on the church website as well as made the list available in the Welcome Center.


HOW

There are multiple online resources available on the Daniel Fast. One thing you’ll notice is that there are many ways to do the fast. This is, in part, due to the lack of clarity in the bible as to exactly what Daniel did during his fast. However, to keep it simple, we have included online what the church staff will be using as a guide during the fast and some of the resources we will be using. This fast will require preparation as most meals will be made from scratch. We will also have some recipes available online.

21 Day Daniel Fast Devotional

MSG-Mat.6:16-18

”When you practice some appetite-denying discipline to better concentrate on God, don’t make a production out of it. It might turn you into a small-time celebrity but it won’t make you a saint. If you ‘go into training’ inwardly, act normal outwardly. Shampoo and comb your hair, brush your teeth, wash your face. God doesn’t require attention-getting devices. He won’t overlook what you are doing; He’ll reward you well.


Day 1- Finding Strength in Weakness

MSG- Mat.5: 3 "You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and His rule.

I don’t know of a more appropriate verse to use to begin this twenty-one day adventure. You may feel weak already just thinking that there are still twenty days left and you have just begun, but let me reassure you His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses. Get your focus off of yourself and think of someone else you know that really needs your prayer today. Let this verse be the foundation of your prayer for them.

2Cor.12: 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Phil.4: 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


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Day 2- Let your light Shine today

Mat.5: 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth

light unto all that are in the house.

16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your

Father which is in heaven.


MSG-Phil.2: 14-16 Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light- giving Message into the night so I'll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You'll be living proof that I didn't go to all this work for nothing.


This is going to be a great day. What an awesome opportunity you have to be a carrier of Light & Glory. You are focused on your purpose & confident of the Christ that abides within you. Let that great smile you possess break forth on those who are blessed with your presence & set an atmosphere of Joy & Peace. Today you can bring someone out of darkness into the Light of God’s Love.


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Day 3-Breaking off the Chains of Bondage

MSG-Isa.58: 6-9 "This is the kind of fast day I'm after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts.

What I'm interested in seeing you do is: sharing your food with the hungry,

inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad,

being available to your own families. Do this and the lights will turn on,

and your lives will turn around at once. Your righteousness will pave your way. The God of

glory will secure your passage. Then when you pray, God will answer. You'll call out for help and I'll say, 'Here I am.'


This is the 3rd day of your fast. 3 is the number of resurrection. It’s Jubilee & all can be freed to return to their original families.( Lk.4:18-19) The beggar (poor), the broken- hearted, the bound (captive), the blind, & the bruised can now return to their original state. Jesus has paid the redemption price for all to be free. Embrace your new found freedom, the chains are broken & the things that have held you in bondage are removed. Stand up tall & face this day with a new perspective, a bold confidence that says, “If God Be For Me, Who Can Be Against Me.”


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Day 4- A Time to be Creative

2Cor.5: 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.


4 is the number for Creation. The 4 corners of the earth are north, east, west, & south. This gives us the acronym News. News always travels faster when something incredible has happened. Your new life in Christ needs to be proclaimed throughout the earth. Be creative, innovative, & allow a God idea to break forth out of you that will change somebody’s world. It’s a new Day!


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Day 5- An Opportunity for Grace

Col.4: Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.


Make it your quest today to look for opportunities to build up the people around you. Words are very powerful & have the potential to change the course of the day. When we pay attention it is really easy to see who needs to hear a kind word or a word of encouragement. Remember, you are the salt of the earth & have the ability to cause someone to taste & see that the Lord is good by your actions. Let the seasoning of the Spirit of a Living God introduce His Kingdom to them today.


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Day 6- Rejoice Evermore

Ps.118: 24This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 

Phil.4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice


Rejoice is a very interesting word. It comes from the French word Rejoir. Re-means do again, and joir means be joyful. In the apostle Paul’s exhortation to the Philippians he admonished them to rejoice in the Lord always and he not only told them once, but repeated it, again I say, Rejoice. He is actually saying to them, be joyful all the time. You might be thinking to yourself who can do this all the time? Everyone has troubles & adversity come their way & some days are better than others, but the thing that separates this joy from others is “The Lord.”

Our rejoicing is in nothing other than the Lord & the word declares, He never changes, He is the same yesterday, today & forever. Therefore, circumstances or bad situations cannot steal our praise. I will rejoice in the Lord always.


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Day 7- Complete & Perfect Peace

Isa.26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.


We have arrived at the 7th day & are completing our 1st week of our fast. You are 1/3 of the way there & in case you haven’t realized it yet, the earth is moving & shaking because of your faithfulness to fast & pray. Strongholds are falling to the side & real Kingdom Living is being released in you & the ones you are praying for. 2015 is having a course dug out as a trench that will allow the water of the word of God to freely flow into the purpose of the Lord for your life, & the most powerful thing about this is that He is able to keep you in Perfect Peace throughout the whole process. 7 is the number of Completion & Perfection & this is the day you are living in.


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Day 8- Renew Your Dream

Ps. 126: 1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. 2Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.

3The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.


The number 8 speaks of new beginnings. This is a new year full of new opportunities & a place for a fresh start. The Lord has never failed you & He never will, so leave behind you any mistakes you have ever made & allow the dreams He has placed within you to begin to arise again. Dreams birth the faith necessary for you to fulfill the word of the Lord for your life & you are not the only one to benefit from the fulfillment of those dreams. There are multitudes of people affected by the decisions we make & as we move forward in the Lord we only represent one domino but our movement causes a chain reaction to be released. Yes, our obedience to our dreams can actually activate a dream in someone else.


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Day 9- The Battle Is The Lord’s

1Sam.17: 45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

46This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

47And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hands.


This is one of my favorite stories found in the bible & I guess it could be because I’m shouting for the underdog in the story. But upon further examination we find that David never was the underdog. He was one up on any enemy he faced because he had the Lord on his side & had realized that he would fight his battles for him. He referenced past victories with the lion & the bear to reinforce his faith as he stood before this giant & that is the same thing we will have to do if we want to stand against any giants that would come in our lives. There has to be a beginning established for us to stand in faith, so today let this be yours. Instead of trying to fight your enemy in your own strength place whatever giant your facing into the Lord’s hands & stand in faith decreeing the word of the Lord for your life. The Lord will not fail you & you can finally find that place of rest you have been looking for. Go ahead & go for it, everything changes today.


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Day 10- Seeing The Big Picture

Gen.50:20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.


I believe I can say with certainty that Joseph had no idea of all the adversity that his dreams would take him into & if he had of known I’m not sure he would have even began the journey. But as it is with any dream it will take great faith to walk it out. The things that he faced, the rejection of his brothers, sold into slavery, accused of adultery, cast into prison, would be enough to make some of us quit before we ever got started, but as it is with most things in life we don’t necessarily control every thing that happens & I believe that is where the sovereignty & the providence of God comes in. If we will continue walking toward His purpose no matter what trouble we encounter we will eventually run into our destiny. This is exactly what happened with Joseph. His ability to stay faithful to the Lord in every trial eventually exalted him to second in command in all of Egypt & the purpose of his promotion was bigger than his life alone. Some of the things you’re walking through may not make any sense to you either but like Joseph you have to stay faithful in the journey. Open your eyes today & begin to See the Big Picture.


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Day 11- His Mercy Endures Forever

Ps. 136: 1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.


If you look up Endure in Webster’s dictionary you will find that it means to continue in the same state; to last; to abide; to submit; to sustain; to bear; to undergo; to tolerate; That is an amazing fact especially when we are talking about the Mercy of God. His mercy is able to tolerate whatever foolishness you get yourself into. Mercy is “not getting what you deserve.” Now that is good news, not that you are living your life in foolishness, but that even in times when wisdom is not employed the Lord’s mercy never changes. His promise to us is that he will never leave us nor forsake us. We need to be thankful for his great mercy & allow that same mercy to flow out of our lives to others.


James 2: 13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.


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Day 12- Let God Arise

Psalms68: 1 Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.


It is day number 12 in our fast & 12 is the number of perfect government. To be governed perfectly means that the King is sitting upon the throne of our hearts ruling & reigning in our lives. That is a picture of his kingdom. I believe this is what this verse in Psalms is referring to when it declares, “Let God Arise”. Whenever we become complacent in the things of the Lord seems to be the times most of the attacks of the enemy come against us. Not as though the Lord has left us or anything like that, but it represents times when we put Him out of mind & begin to do our own thing. But the answer is simple, “Let God Arise.” We can avoid the heartache most of us deal with if we will remember this simple truth.


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Day 13- Heirs Of Salvation

Hebrews1:13 But to which of the angels has He ever said: “Sit at My right hand,

Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer

with him, that we may be also glorified together.


When we entered into covenant relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ we became partakers of His glorious inheritance. As heirs everything He has belongs to us & we have access to it at any time. This is so powerful at work in His saints that He will dispatch angels to go ahead of us & prepare the way for his purposes to be fulfilled in his saints. I believe that at our command we can release an angelic host over cities or nations to prepare atmospheres for the presence of the Lord. Principalities & powers are already submissive to the Lord because of His victory over them at Calvary. So if there are some changes that need to take place or doors that have been closed that need to be opened for you, remember you’re an heir of God so release this angelic host by your decree & see the Salvation of God.


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Day 14- I Shall Not Want

Psalms 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art

with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.


I shall not want. Want in this verse means- to lack, be without, decrease, be lacking, have need; because the Lord is my Shepherd lets me know the certainty of his provision. My God shall supply all of my need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Every verse in Psalms 23 gives us the confidence we need to know how great our God is. He has provided for the things ahead of us as He leads us down a righteous path, but also lets us know that following us (that speaks of where we have already been) goodness & mercy will be there all of our lives as we dwell in His house. Because He is my Shepherd I will have peace!


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Day 15- Praise God

Psalms 150:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

3Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

4Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

6Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.


It’s time to Praise the Lord! Do you realize you have finished week two & are beginning the final seven days of your fast. God is so good. You need to take a few moments today & reflect on what you have already seen the Lord do during this fast. Isn’t it incredible, how can you keep your mouth shut? Scream, Shout, Jump up & down, give Him a wave offering, dance like a man on fire, that’s it---Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. He’s not nervous, backward, timid, shy, bashful, or religious so go ahead Praise God!!! He’s worthy of all of the praise you will give him. When I read this Psalm I can see each musician giving the Lord a solo praise on each of their instruments, its loud, its from the heart, & it truly blesses the Lord. What are you willing to give Him?


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Day 16- Don’t Forget Who You Are

James 1:23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.


You have come too far to get off course now. You have seen the hand of God (His power) & you have seen the face of God ( His presence). You can’t allow yourself to forget who you are. How can you do that? By not continuing to look into the law of liberty. Freedom comes when we realize what Jesus has done for us. When we know what the word says about something we have something to stand on. Kenneth Hagin said years ago, “Faith begins where the will of God is known”, we have to know who we are in the Lord for faith to be established in our hearts & that knowledge comes from the word. It declares, you are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus, you’re the head & not the tail, above & not beneath, the righteousness of God in Christ, this is how our faith comes forth so forget anything else you have heard that is contrary to what the word says. The word is the truth, nothing else matters.


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Day 17- Thankful Hearts

Psalms 105:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

1 Thessalonians 5:18  in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.


We should be the most thankful people in the earth. We have had all our sins forgiven & forgotten as far as the east is from the west. We have received life because of Jesus death, He became poor so that we could be rich, weak so we could be strong. He has given us the ability to make a great exchange & this should be the message of witness to those who do not yet know Jesus as Lord. Why don’t you take a few minutes today & thank him for all He has done for you.


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Day 18- Divine Power, Divine Nature, & Precious Promises

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.


When we obtain the knowledge of God it will release within us grace & peace. We hold to the precious promises of God that has made us partakes of his divine nature, that we received by His divine power. The word says that grace & peace is multiplied, I believe that the more knowledge & understanding we get is what causes grace & peace to begin to multiply in our lives. Why? Because it causes a greater manifestation of God’s intention for us as we take hold of His heart. His plan is for us to live in Grace & Peace.


Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.


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Day 19- He Has Established My Goings

Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock,and established my goings.

3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.


You are standing in the middle of the purpose of God because He loved you & chose you before the foundation of the world. He set your feet upon the rock (Jesus) & gave you the ability to stand on a firm foundation that can hold you up, unlike the clay ( flesh) that you once trusted in. He has given you direction for your life & because of this a song of Victory has filled your mouth. There is nothing impossible for you, nothing out of reach, you have your eyes fixed on the prize & refuse to allow anything or anyone to stop you. You are determined, directed, destined, & you will not be denied.


Phil.1: 6 Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;


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Day 20- The Sound Of The Abundance Of Rain

1 Kings 18:41And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.


This story of wicked King Ahab caused judgment to fall upon the land, no rain or dew for 3 1⁄2 years. Baal worship & many other acts of wickedness brought this proclamation from the Prophet Elijah. Sin will always take you farther than you want to go & cost you more than you want to pay. Jesus sacrifice at Calvary has broken the power of sin in our lives & the Apostle Paul declared in Romans 6:14 that sin no longer has dominion over us because we’re no longer under the law, but under grace. Having knowledge of what Jesus has paid for at the cross can free us from mentalities that can hold us in captivity & mindsets can be renewed by the word of God for us to see that God is for us & not against us. When this begins to take place in our lives we find blessings & not curses following us. Change your thinking, there’s no longer famine & lack, but I can hear the Sound of Abundance of Rain (Blessing) coming your way.


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Day 21- It Is Finished

Jn.19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

29Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

30When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.


It is Finished! You have completed your journey for these 21 days & remained faithful to the task. I commend you for your sacrifice of food & time to pray & not only strengthen yourself but to stand in the gap for those who at this time don’t even serve the Lord. This fast has broken the bands off of those standing in the valley of decision & loosed them to run to the Lord. Ears are being opened to hear His voice, hearts that have been calloused have been softened by the balm of Gilead. Each word of prayer you released caused the oil & the wine to be poured out to release healing to the hurting as you move in the Spirit of the good Samaritan as you ministered to the wounded. And there is nothing we do in the Lord that we don’t benefit from. We are healthier, we probably have lost some weight that needed to come off, & fasting always gives us a clearer mind so we can process all the revelation that has come to us during this time. This year has been started out on the right foot so go forward in the Word of the Lord. 2015 will be a year of Restoration so begin taking the land He has already declared belongs to you. 


Be Blessed in the Lord,

Pastor Wayne

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Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel Fast… 

 

All fruits: These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned (watch for added sugar). 

Apples 

Apricots 

Avocados 

Bananas 

Berries 

Blackberries 

Blueberries 

Boysenberries 

Breadfruit 

Cantaloupe 

Cherries 

Coconuts 

Cranberries 

Dates 

Figs 

Grapefruit 

Grapes 

Grenadine 

Guava 

Honeydew melons 

Kiwi 

Lemons 

Limes 

Mangoes 

Melons 

Mulberry 

Nectarines 

Oats 

Olives 

Oranges 

Papayas 

Peaches 

Pears 

Pineapples 

Plums 

Prunes 

Raisins 

Raspberries 

Strawberries 

Tangelos 

Tangerines 

Watermelon 

 

Vegetables: These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned (watch salt content). 

Artichokes 

Asparagus 

Beets 

Broccoli 

Brussel sprouts 

Cabbage 

Carrots 

Cauliflower 

Celery 

Chili peppers 

Collard greens 

Corn 

Cucumbers 

Eggplant 

Garlic 

Ginger root 

Kale 

Leeks 

Lettuce 

Mushrooms 

Mustard greens 

Okra 

Onions 

Parsley 

Peppers 

Potatoes 

Radishes 

Rutabagas 

Scallions 

Spinach 

Sprouts 

Squashes 

Sweet potatoes 

Tomatoes 

Turnips 

Watercress 

Yams 

Zucchini 

 

Legumes

Dried beans 

Black beans 

Cannellini 

Pinto beans 

Split peas 

Lentils 

Black eyed peas 

Green beans 

Green peas 

Kidney beans 

Peanuts (includes natural 

peanut butter) 

Beans 

Lentils 

Lupines 

White 

Peas 

 

Seeds: 

All nuts (raw, unsalted) 

Sprouts 

Ground flax 

Cashews 

Walnuts 

Sunflower 

Sesame 

Almonds 

Natural Almond Butter

 

Whole Grains: 

Whole wheat 

Brown rice 

Millet 

Quinoa 

Oats 

Rolled Oats 

Plain Oatmeal- not instant 

Barley 

Grits (no butter) 

Whole wheat pasta 

Whole wheat tortillas 

Plain Rice cakes 

Popcorn (see recipe in FAQ’s) 

 

Liquids

Water (spring, distilled, filtered) 

Unsweetened Soy Milk 

Herbal (caffeine free) Tea 

100% Fruit/Vegetable Juice (no added sugar) 

 

Other: 

Tofu 

Soy products 

Herbs 

Small amounts of Honey 

Small amounts of Sea Salt 

Small amounts of Ezekiel Bread 

Small amounts of Olive Oil 

Spices (read the label to be sure there are no preservatives) to edit text

Foods to avoid on the Daniel Fast… 


All animal products including all meat, poultry, fish… 

White rice 

White bread 

All deep fried foods 

Caffeine 

Coffee (including decaf b/c contains small amount of caffeine) 

Carbonated beverages 

Energy drinks 

Foods containing preservatives, additives 

Refined foods 

Processed foods 

Food additives 

Refined sugar 

Sugar substitutes 

Raw sugar 

Syrups 

Molasses 

Cane juice 

White flour 

Margarine 

Shortening 

High fat products 

Butter 

All leavened breads 

Baked goods 

All dairy 

Milk 

Cheese 

Yogurt 

Cream 

Eggs 

Alcohol 

Mayonnaise 

Common FAQ’s 

What about prepared foods? 

Read the labels of all prepared foods. Remember the Daniel Fast is sugar-free and chemical-free. So, if you 

use any canned fruits, vegetables, packaged foods, or prepared sauces you must read the label to be aware 

about just what is in there. 

 

What about pasta? 

Make sure the label says whole grain pasta with no additives (watch for sugar). Whole grain pasta offers 7 grams of protein per serving (3/4 cup of dried pasta). 

 

I know it says raw, unsalted nuts, but what about roasted nuts? 

The goal would be to stick to raw, unsalted nuts. But these are harder to find so in a pinch just make sure you get plain roasted, unsalted nuts with no preservatives. 

 

How do I get enough protein in my diet while on the fast?

The following are protein-rich foods that are allowed on the Daniel Fast… almonds, sunflower seeds, lentils, quinoa, brown rice, split peas, whole grains, and tofu. 

 

What kind of peanut butter is allowed?

A natural peanut butter with no additives…watch for sugars including molasses. Smucker’s creamy natural peanut butter has nothing but peanuts in it. 

 

What about popcorn? 

Corn is listed in the vegetables to eat list. You can use a pot on the stove…here is a recipe. 

1) Put two tbsp. of olive oil in the bottom of a large pot. 

2) Add enough popcorn to cover the bottom of the pan. 

3) Turn heat to medium high. Look for the first popcorn kernel to pop. 

4) Put the lid on the pot. Using potholders shake the pot over the burner. 

5) Continue shaking until you no longer hear kernels popping. Remove from heat. 

 

How can I identify whole grain foods?

Typically if the ingredient lists "whole wheat", "rolled oats", or "whole corn" as the first ingredient, the product is a whole grain food item. Another way to identify whole grains in the foods you eat is to look in the nutritional facts information and check if the food item contains dietary fiber. If it contains a significant amount, it most likely contains whole grains. "Wheat flour" is not a whole grain and therefore does not indicate a whole grain product. 

 

What about salad dressing? 

Olive oil and lemon or lime are an option. 

 

Do I need to eat organic foods while on the fast? 

No, but it is suggested because organic foods are produced without the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin and without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides. 

 

Where can I go out to eat? 

Well, we think you can go anywhere and order cautiously, asking lots of questions to the wait staff, knowing ahead of time that you may be ordering a salad with olive oil and a baked potato with no extras. Be cautious at the salad bar, not all items are Daniel Fast approved.

 

What about bread? 

We are recommending the Ezekiel bread found in the freezer section of your grocery/health food store. 

 

How much can I eat? 

As long as they are the appropriate foods, we are recommending eating until satisfied with no limits.