Fasting is the willful refrainment from eating and sometimes drinking. From a purely physiological context. Many people fast to get favor from their creator and even get the chance to communicate well with their Lord Almighty but these set of people went too far in challenging the Jesus Christ in his 40 days 40 nights fast.
Today, Lent is connected with the 40-day fast that Jesus undergoes (Mark 1:13; Matthew 4:1–11; Luke 4:1–13). Mark tells us that Jesus was tempted by Satan, but it is in Matthew and Luke that the details of the temptation are fleshed out. All three accounts say that Jesus went without food for the 40 days. Now let's go straight to these set of people who went extra miles just to compete with Jesus but some couldn't made it alive.
These people had their personal reasons to which they decided to embark on the dry fasting. Now let's check them out;
1 Ikechukwu Oke
A university student identified as Ikechukwu Oke of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) went viral after his photo looking so lean hit on the internet. Ikechukwu Oke decided to engage in a 41days fasting because his family were going through a lot of challenges and felt fasting was the only way to solve it. After 41 days of dry fasting, he collapsed and was rushed to Hospital.
2 Evangelist Chidi Eke
Evangelist Chidi Eke was a reputable man of God who decided to defy all odds in going 40 days 40 nights dry fasting. Evangelist Chidi Eke, aged 46 years died while trying to fast for 40 days and Nights. He died in a forest where he was doing his fasting. His death became a sensational and sad news in Nigeria especially among his church members.
3 Mr and Mrs. Omosebi
This couple decided to embark on 40 days praying and fasting with their 11 year old boy in the United States Of America. Unfortunately their son were not able to complete the impossible task and died in the process. They were later arrested and charged for their kid death.
In this article, am not trying to tell you that fasting is bad act or something but kindly know your strength before embarking on such things. Thanks, kindly follow me for more updates and share as well to support my work.
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