- The Absolute Fast-The absolute fast means absolutely no consumption whatsoever. It means to abstain from both food and drink. Normally absolute fasting will not exceed three days and nights because there is a risk to damaging one's health to withhold both food and drink for more than three days.
- The Partial Fast-At times the Bible records believers who fasted from certain types of food, but not all foods. This is called a partial fast. We see Daniel using this type of fast at least twice.
- The Normal Fast-Jesus seemed to engage in a normal fast. A normal fast is defined as abstaining from all food-solid or liquid-but not from water. In Luke 4:2, it speaks of how Jesus ate nothing while He fasted. But Luke does not say that Jesus drank nothing.
types of fasts