In the Bible, there are multiple instances where 40 days refer to a period of significance.
- During the great flood, rain fell for 40 days and 40 nights. [Genesis 4:7]
- The spies Moses sent out to Canaan explored the country across the Jordan for 40 days. [Numbers 13:2,25]
- The Hebrew people lived in the wilderness for 40 years before entering the Promised Land. [Numbers 32:13]
- Goliath challenged the Hebrew army twice a day for 40 days before he was defeated by David. [1 Samuel 17:16]
- Before starting His ministry, Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights in the Judean desert. [Matthew 4:2; Mark 1:13; Luke 4:2]
- A period of 40 days passed from Jesus’s resurrection to His ascension. [Acts 1:3]
A year ago today, I headed to Zambia for the first time! In 40 days‘ time, I’ll be back!
Earlier, I was telling my mum and some friends how this is probably the most daunting, but also the most exciting season of my life to date.
Ten years of prayers, dreams, and prophecies are being fulfilled in front of my eyes — what an incredible honour and privilege it is to be a partner and a servant; working alongside Holy Spirit in the harvest fields of the world!
He is faithful!
For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved. [Joel 2:32.] But how are people to call upon Him Whom they have not believed [in Whom they have no faith, on Whom they have no reliance]? And how are they to believe in Him [adhere to, trust in, and rely upon Him] of Whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher? And how can men [be expected to] preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings! [How welcome is the coming of those who preach the good news of His good things!] [Isa. 52:7.]
May you have the courage to brave the Wilderness in order to gain the Promised Land.