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40, Biblical Number - Prepare for Destiny!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The 40 Day Miracle involves abstaining from or counteracting the 7 deadly sins (pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed, sloth) for a period of 40 days. These 7 sins have long been recognized by the church as the 7 basic human behaviors and emotions that cause most of our destruction and spiritual downfall.

40 is the Biblical number of major change and preparation for destiny.

● To prepare for the new world it rained for 40 days and 40 nights
● After the rain stopped, Noah waited 40 days to open the Ark window
Embalming required 40 days
● Moses stayed on the mountain 40 days (TWICE); his face shone afterwards
● The spies spent 40 days searching out the Promised Land
Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness before the Promised Land
Goliath challenged for 40 days before being killed by David
Elijah strengthened by one angelic meal went 40 days to Mt. Horeb
Jonah warned Nineveh they had 40 days till God overthrew the city
● Jesus fasted and was tempted 40 days in the wilderness
● Jesus was seen in the earth 40 days after His crucifixion

Often when God wanted to prepare someone for a truly great destiny, He took 40 days and sent them through an experience somewhat unpleasant to the flesh.

We all deal with the 7 deadly sins but rarely is there an organized program to specifically give us the power to conquer them and take our lives to a new level. If we examine our lives closely, we will see that virtually all of our misery and unhappiness results from one or more of these 7 deadly sins. If you don't think so, then listen to the seven messages (bottom of page) and you will see how they are involved in our pain.

When you can conquer something for 40 days, you will have the power and the knowledge to conquer it forever.

Do you want the miraculous in your life?

Is it time for a change?

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