opera.com

Reader mode

Meet the only 2 men who successfully fasted for 40 days and 40 nights like Jesus Christ in the Bible

Joshdbrain 1d

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. It is not a new fact that Jesus Christ is the greatest being that ever lived on earth, he did unbelievable feats in his time. From walking on the sea, to raising himself from the dead, to feeding of 5 thousand, and a host of other things, no man can compare to Jesus.

One significant thing Jesus did though was that he fasted for 40 days and 40 nights before he began his ministry. This is one feat of Jesus that many men have tried to do, but without success. There were rumours of a certain Pastor who almost made it to 40 days, bit then he got a warning from God that he should stop or else he will die. I feel why pastors try to do this is because it is a bit achievable, compared to walking on the sea or some other things Jesus did.

However, although no man has been able to fast 40 days and 40 nights after Jesus, they were 2 men who did so before Jesus. But it is important that, these men were mandated by God to do so, unlike many pastors who try to do it for fame. The 2 men are:

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Moses: Moses was the greatest prophet that ever lived. He was the first person to fast for 40 days and 40 nights. He did this during the time he went to receive the 10 commandments from God at the mountain. See Exodus 34:28 KJV

And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

I believe it was the grace and strength of God that saw him through, as he had to stay and receive all the commandments from God.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Elijah: Elijah was the 2nd greatest prophet after Moses. He too fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. And just like that of Moses, he did this on his way to a mountain top to meet God. Elijah was fed by God twice in one day, so as to give him the strength he'll need to climb the mountain. See 1 Kings 19:7-8 KJV

And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. [8] And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

God appeared to Elijah at Mount Horeb, but while on that journey, Elijah had to fast because there was no source of food. That was why God fed him twice beforehand.

As you can see, these are the only 2 men that ever fasted 40 days and 40 nights. No man can or should compare to our Lord Jesus Christ, therefore I'm certain besides these two men, no one will be able to complete a 40 days and 40 nights dry fasting.

Source: opera.com
The views expressed in this article are the writer's, they do not reflect the views of Opera News. Read more>>

Less Data,More News — Less than 1MB