Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Believers' Prayer Meeting with The Saint | R 15 W 5 D 3.

Welcome to The Upper Room. So glad and delighted you made it.

Happy Eighth Day of the Lenten Season. 

We continue with our meditations in The Book of Daniel. We are presently on verses 2 and 3 of Chapter 10, The Daniel Fast. It reads, 

"In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled."

Yesterday, we closed out with the question, "Which makes for a fast - longevity or content? There is no stipulation in the scriptures as to what the appropriate numbers should be. Only four (4) persons are associated with the 40 days and 40 nights number.

The other two are Joshua and Elijah. Joshua was in the same stance as Moses, as he waited for him. We do know what Moses was busy doing. The jury is out as to what Joshua occupied himself with for 40 days waiting on Moses. Whatever it was, it was enabled by God's presence and person.

Elijah was able to go on the strength of food provided by angels for the specific journey. He did not plan for forty days and forty nights fast. That was just how long it took to journey to the mountain of the Lord. All the same, he was pre-fed appropriately for the journey.

All four are not in the category of mere mortals and sure they are not an example to follow. This is also supported by medical facts. Nothing in the scriptures calls for forty days and forty nights fasting. Nothing wrong with forty days of fast as we imbibe at lent.

Some churches have gotten to do even more. I believe the Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG) did 120 days of fasting a few years ago. Nothing wrong with that. It is however important to seek counsel on how best to not lose health points while on this.

May our good not be evil spoken of.

Happy Lenten Season. 

The Saint.

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