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|And Forty Nights by OLAADEGBU(m): 5:48pm On Apr 29, 2012|
And Forty Nights
April 29, 2012
"And the rain was upon the earthforty daysand forty nights" (Genesis 7:12)
There are nine forty-day periods in Scripture, but on only five of these the notation "and forty nights" is added. On the other four occasions (the spies in Canaan, Goliath's challenges, Jonah in Nineveh,and the post-resurrection ministry of Christ) we can assume that the activity ceased at night. But on these five it continued unabated. The first of these was the great Flood. The most intense rains ever experienced on the earth poured torrentially, night and day. One can visualize the stress-fillednights for Noah's family, with the cries of the dying outside,and no light of the sun or moon to pierce the outer darkness. But, of course, they were all safe in God's specially designed Ark. Many years later, Moses twice spent forty days and forty nights in the awful presence of God on Mount Sinai, receiving the divinely-inscribed tablets, with the Ten Commandmentsand all the laws of God. The mountain was intermittently quaking and breathing fire and smoke while he was there,and the nights were surely more awesome even than the days, but God was there! Elijah spentforty daysand forty nights traveling back from Beersheba to Sinai, even though this relatively short journey would not normally requireforty days. Evidently Elijah experienced great hardship sand obstacles along the way and many sleepless nights, but God met him again at Sinai, and it was worth it all. Finally, the Lord Jesus (God Himself!) was "led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil . . .forty daysand forty nights" (Matthew 4:1-2). In weakened human flesh, without food or rest, this was a greater trial than any of the rest, but He was triumphant,and then the "angels came and ministered unto him" (Matthew 4:11). HMM
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|Re: And Forty Nights by Image123(m): 10:57pm On Apr 29, 2012|
Whatever we may face in the night, joy is coming in the morning bro.
|Re: And Forty Nights by OLAADEGBU(m): 1:13pm On Apr 30, 2012|
Yes. Sin, suffering and death may represent the night but this has been ameliorated by the mercy of God when Jesus shed his blood for us so that we can rejoice in the morning. Hallelujah!
|Re: And Forty Nights by Image123(m): 2:54pm On Apr 30, 2012|
My morning has come then in Jesus' name.
|Re: And Forty Nights by logicboy: 4:29pm On Apr 30, 2012|
Image123: Whatever we may face in the night, joy is coming in the morning bro.[size=18pt]
Where is their Joy??[/size]
|Re: And Forty Nights by OLAADEGBU(m): 5:25pm On Apr 30, 2012|
In the eyes of eternity our joy comes in the morning. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23).
|Re: And Forty Nights by logicboy: 5:28pm On Apr 30, 2012|
OLAADEGBU: Inthe eyes of eternity our joy comes inthe morning.
Do unto others as...................
Should your children and grandchildren look like that starving baby and then someone will say that it doesnt matter that their joy will come in the morning?
Please, let your children and grandchildren look like that
|Re: And Forty Nights by OLAADEGBU(m): 5:36pm On Apr 30, 2012|
The case of that starving baby is better than yours. If that starving baby dies it will go straight to heaven but you are a dead man walking, spiritually dead heading to face an fearsome, angry God. Click on the link below to discover what it means to be spiritually dead.
|Re: And Forty Nights by logicboy: 5:42pm On Apr 30, 2012|
Unlike you, I volunteer for a charity that helps poor african children. If there is a god, he would be a hypocrite for not allowing me into heaven, when heartless christians like you will go to heaven
|Re: And Forty Nights by Ptolomeus(m): 5:47pm On Apr 30, 2012|
OLAADEGBU:You say that if that child dies of hunger will go to heaven?
1. I did not know you had essen-power (more than God himself, as to say that)
2. You decide who goes to heaven and hell? You are a very powerful man, no doubt.
3. Die of hunger means going to heaven?
I have read a lot of stupid, but I think this beats all expectations.
|Re: And Forty Nights by OLAADEGBU(m): 6:00pm On Apr 30, 2012|
For those of you who think that their good works qualifies them for heaven read on.
A man dies and finds himself at the pearly gates. An angel meets him and asks what he was doing at the gate.
"I want to go in," he says. "Can I?,"
The angel replies, "Here’s how it works. You need 100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I will give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in."
"Okay?," the man says,
"I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart."
"That's wonderful," says the angel, "that's worth 3 points!,"
"three points?!,"the man exclaimed while wondering in his mind how he can meet up with the 100 points.
[ size=12pt]"Well, I attended church all my life and supported its ministry with my tithes and offerings."[/size]
"terrific!," says the angel. "that's certainly worth a point!,"
"One point?!," he shouted. "I started a soup kitchen for the homeless in my city and worked in an orphanage for motherless babies."
"Fantastic, that's good for two more points," he says.
"Two points?!," Exasperated, the man cries, "Well, at this rate it’ll just be by the grace of God that I ever get into heaven."
"Bingo, 100 points!,"the angel said, "Come on in!,"
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8,9).
|Re: And Forty Nights by logicboy: 6:03pm On Apr 30, 2012|
OLAADEGBU: For those of you who think that their good works qualifies them for heaven read on.
|Re: And Forty Nights by OLAADEGBU(m): 6:09pm On Apr 30, 2012|
logicboy:What you have up there is not Jesus because the Jesus I serve has nail pierced nails in His hands.
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