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This also brings into play another allusion, to Moses when he fasted for 40 days while he wrote the words of the Ten Commandments on tablets, Dick Harfield: Exodus 34:28: 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 ...


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There have been instances when fasting was used as a tool to gain spiritual strength. When the disciples of Christ were unable to cast out a spirit, they take part in the following discussion recorded in Matthew 17:19-21 (KJV) 19Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of ...


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Wilderness can be symbolic of apostasy or wickedness (Is. 64:10). Jesus lived in such a time.


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First of all you are using NIV. Horrible Translation! It would help to use Rotherham's, Smith And Goodspeed, Ferrar Fenton, etc. Some other good translation besides KJV and NIV. SEVENTY is another combination of two of the perfect numbers, seven and ten. We have seen something of the significance of their sum under the number seventeen; their product is no ...


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The earliest story of Jesus going into the wilderness occurs in Mark 1:13. Adam Winn (Mark and the Elijah-Elisha Narrative) says that all the details of Jesus' temptation narrative find parallels in the wilderness experiences of Elijah. Both Elijah and Jesus are in the wilderness for forty days, both are tempted, both are attended by angels and both are in ...



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