Why go on a Soul Fast for 40 days? What’s the significance of the number 40?
40 years. 40 days. 40 nights. Throughout the Bible, the number 40 has great significance with respect to spiritual cleansing, breakthroughs, deeper revelation, preparation for a new season and, or preparation for a fresh move from God.
In the New Testament, Jesus was tempted for 40 days and 40 nights (Matthew 4:2). There were 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension (Acts 1:3).
In the Old Testament account of the story of Noah’s Ark it rained for 40 days and 40 nights (Genesis 7:12).Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 24:18).The Israelites wandered for 40 years (Deuteronomy 8:2-5). When Elijah fled from Jezebel, he traveled 40 days and 40 nights to Mt. Horeb (1 Kings 19:8).
So, the number 40 is often connected to some sort of personal transformation as God does a new thing in the lives of His people. Utilize this 40-day period that you’ll be committing to do The Soul Fast as a very intentional time to prepare yourself for a fresh move from God.
It’s been said that it takes 30-days to change a habit, but it actually takes 40 days for the change to become second nature as part of our lifestyle. So, by going on a 40-day fast, you begin to make regular prayer and time with God as part of your daily routine.
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