A Question About Fasting
l The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. Then they came and said to Him, "Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"
And Jesus said to them, "Can the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast.
"But the days will come when the bridegroom will be m taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.
"No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; or else the new piece pulls away from the old, and the tear is made worse.
"And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Matthew 9:14 - 17
Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?
Luke 5:33 - 38
Then they said to Him, "Why do the disciples of John fast often and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but Yours eat and drink?
Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.
Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.
So when they had appointed elders in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.