In the early days the centre of a breatharian christian life is sacramentalism. Believing that the holy eucharist(communion) was and encounter with the Lord him self in the flesh. The wine and the bread becoming His flesh and blood and the time of consuming according to
Breatharian, or other words "spirit man" is man who lives on Ruach (spirit). It is written in genesis that “God breath into Adam and he became a living being”. Breatharian Christians lived on Spirit more than on physical food. In Revelations 7 verse 16 it is written of Breatharian Christians who come through the great tribulation that would never hunger or thirst again but live off the fountain of God.
In John 4 Jesus is clear that a fountain can spring up in us. so much so that in verse 28 the woman leaves her water pot. A clear statement into a Breatharian Christian life by Jesus is in verse 32 when the disciples offer him food and he state that he has a food he is eating that the world knows NOT of. In John 6 Jesus states about the coming age of the Breatharian Christian - In verse 27, He tells the people that were hungry for earthly food that there would be a generation that will not seek after earthly food that perishes but after the communion and the “Ruach" word for life.
The first reference of a community that lived a breatharian life style was the Hebrew people when God took them out of Egypt and wanted them to first know that “man shall not live on bread alone but on ever word that proceeds from the mouth of god” (Deuteronomy 8) It seems that Elohim wanted his people to first know that it is not earthly food that gives us life but the spirit word. Food was for pleasure but not for life force. Jesus quotes the famous scripture in reference when he was hungry as a natural man that God alone is our sustenance. According to the scripture his first priority was WORD alone. It was after they complained that he released the manna. After the manna they became more indulgent and asked for meats. This is the generative nature of carnality. Before we are taken to the land of milk and honey; God wants us to depend on his word for LIFE force and not on the food that perishes (john 6) Food is only for pleasure not for life.
Inedia a Mystical fast from food or “breatharian" is very much an ancient way of life by many church fathers who were Breatharian Christians. The mystical body of Christ and the power of transubstantiation was a reality for many who have gone before us. Jesus in john 6 states that we must not labour for the food that perishes but the one that gives us ever lasting life. He distinctly compares the communion to real food as he says - this is food indeed. in John 6 many came to him after the miracle of the loaves and they were hungry. Jesus was not dramatising but giving them a real solution of a Breatharian Christian life style.
In the meeting of the woman at the well in John 4 is a clear definition of a Breatharian Christian way of life. Jesus states to the disciples who give him food that he has a food that the world knows nothing of. Ministering the word to the woman gave him a supernatural meal so much so that he refused to eat. Jeremiah the prophet states that he eats the word. The word is that Jesus him self states to be the mystical food in John 6 - the message of the cross. The Aramaic New testament differentiates in 1 Corinthians 1 that the message of the cross is the ENERGY of Elohim. The Breatharian Christian is centred around this message.
Many Christian saints through the ages have demonstrated the power of the communion through a grace that empowers them to live on very little food. Some church fathers would live inediate (breatharian) for seasons. living a couple of months in a state of communion in the woods and the rest of the time on earthly nourishment in the monastery. The mystical fasts or breatharian connotation are through out the scripture. Starting out from the book of Genesis where man was not supposed to indulge his 5 senses for nourishment. Life force came from a tree that cannot be touched or tasted or seen.
Continuously through the scripture man was asked not to indulge his 5 senses for nourishment but that the word would give life. Read Numbers 11 where the Hebrew God gets angry that they ask for leeks, onions, garlic and fish. The concept was simply that life comes from the word not food.
Paul him self states that he would never eat meat or drink wine if people consider food as nourishment for the body. He clearly calls it as good as idol worship. 1 Corinthians 6 / Romans 14 / 1 Corinthians 10
Breatharian is tear that is used to distinguish one from a vegetarian or a carnanian. Some who lives on breath (ruach - Spirit) instead of vegetables and meat.
Bellow is a few names of contemporary Saints who had the Breatharian Christian gift
This book is secular and not from a Christian source. however it shows the fact that many contemporary Christians have been led to live fasted lives. Excerpts from the book, Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience By Randi Fredricks, Randi Fredricks PhD Read more..
Is food directly linked to ageing and dying young? Check this documentary out by Michael Mosley. Watch video..
Here is a brilliant blog entry by David Ratnam. He says "A Breatharian is someone who doesn't eat food! A boring and ridiculous life choice I know - but is it actually possible?! I was interested to find out". Read more..
Inedia (Latin for "fasting") or breatharianism /brɛθˈɛəriənɪzəm/ is the belief that it is possible for a person to live without consuming food - Wikipedia article Read more..
Anorexia mirabilis literally means "miraculous lack of appetite". It refers almost exclusively to women and girls of the Middle Ages who would starve themselves, sometimes to the point of death, in the name of God - Wikipedia article Read more..