Thursday, November 17, 2022

MOSES' 40-day fast

 Exodus 34:27-28

King James Version

27 And the Lord said unto Moses, 

Write thou these words: 

for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant 

with thee and with Israel.

28 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.

Here's another account of a 40-day fast.

This time, in the case of the prophet, Moses.

GOD communed with him, giving him the 10 Commandments once again:

Exodus 34:1-4

King James Version

34 And the Lord said unto Moses, 

Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: 

and I will write upon these tables 

the words that were in the first tables, 

which thou brakest.

2 And be ready in the morning, 

and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, 

and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount.

3 And no man shall come up with thee, 

neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; 

neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount.

4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; 

and Moses rose up early in the morning, 

and went up unto mount Sinai, 

as the Lord had commanded him, 

and took in his hand the two tables of stone.

The people knew Moses' was had been in the presence of GOD.

For when he finally came down from the mountain, he had a different light about him:

Exodus 34:29-35

King James Version

29 And it came to pass, 

when Moses came down from mount Sinai 

with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, 

when he came down from the mount, 

that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone 

while he talked with him.

30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, 


the skin of his face shone; 

and they were afraid to come nigh him.

31 And Moses called unto them; 

and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation 

returned unto him: 

and Moses talked with them.

32 And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: 

and he gave them in commandment all 

that the Lord had spoken with him in mount Sinai.

33 And till Moses had done speaking with them, 

he put a vail on his face.

34 But when Moses went in before the Lord 

to speak with him, 

he took the vail off, 

until he came out. 

And he came out, 

and spake unto the children of Israel 

that which he was commanded.

35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, 

that the skin of Moses' face shone: 

and Moses put the vail upon his face again, 

until he went in to speak with him.

The Bible tells us of prophets who fasted, before receiving instructions from GOD.

Now, you see that a fast, is not just a fast.

Especially for those in service to the LORD.

How many can survive a 40-day fast?

Only through GOD's GRACE, is this possible.

Only through GOD's purpose, is anything possible.

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