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40 days of fasting of Moses!

Exodus 34:28  So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

29      Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses' hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.

 

Exodus 34:28 ” So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.” 
 
I’ve got something deep to share with you guys today! Moses after spending 40 days with the Lord up Mount Sinai and when he came down, he saw Aaron and the Israelites dance despicably in front of the golden calf; this scene broke the heart of God and Moses.  Around three thousand men perished that day.  Moses did not submit his resignation from the leadership position, neither did he curse the people and leave; instead he pleads for the forgiveness of the people and climbed the mountain to fast 40 days the second time.   At times we need to go the ‘extra mile’ if we need revival in our lives!  Do not get discouraged! Gear up to get deeper with the Lord! Moses went up Sinai Mountain the second time and came down with his face shining!  Listen to me carefully! 
 
While Moses had been with the Lord up mount Sinai earlier, why was it that His face shone only after the second set of 40 days of fasting? This was because of his: preparation, separation, effort, meeting God and total surrender. Are you listening? 
 
Moses did not climb Mount Sinai swinging his hands but he carried with him ‘two tablets of stone like the first ones’ (Exodus 34:1) Moses went prepared!  He went with anticipation for God to write the ten commandments!  He prepared his heart, soul and body to ‘be with the Lord’ forty days and forty nights!  People love to carry their mobiles and their laptops all the time and wherever they go but alas not many love to carry their Bibles to church, though! Are you prepared?
 
Two Black Hawk helicopters got ready with a SEAL (US Navy’s Sea, Air, Land Teams) team of 23 operators, an interpreter, a combat dog named Cairo and took off on a mission to Abbottabad, Pakistan to capture al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.  The operation was meticulously planned and rehearsed.  As the two Black Hawks reached their destination, the first chopper tried to land in the courtyard, it suddenly lost altitude and the tail of the craft clipped one of the compound walls.  The pilot buried the nose in the mud to avoid disastrous crash, this quick, thoughtful action saved lives, the seals got off the downed chopper.  Admiral McRaven, who was leading the charge of this challenging mission of capturing the terrorist said, ’We will now be amending the mission.  We have a helicopter down; nevertheless, my men are prepared for the contingency.’ The officer was well prepared with alternative plans! A minute later he ordered the SEALs waiting in another helicopter to get to Abbottabad.  The SEALs team successfully captured Osama Bin Laden, who was killed during the attack on May 2, 2011!  Admiral McRaven announced to the White House, “EKIA” (Enemy Killed in Action). 
 
Get ready to kill the enemies in action!  Our weapons for action are not guns and warplanes but prayer and fasting!  Are you listening?  Prepare to fight the enemy that is coming against your marriage, your kids, your finances, your health, your family, your career and your spouse!  If you need blessings in the coming new year 2014, you cannot salsa around and expect blessings, you got to sow hard prayer and fasting!   
 
Year end is the appropriate time to fast and get ready for the coming new year! I invite you all for 40 days of fasting which starts from November 8 to December 17, 2013! (Choice is yours this time to decide whether you want to give up one meal or two meal).
 
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