The official lockdown started March 23 and will likely end May 1st. That is EXACTLY 40 days. The Latin root of the word “quarantine” is “forty”. So what does the Bible say about 40? The flood lasted 40 days. 40 years Moses fled Egypt. 40 days Moses stayed on Mount Sinai to receive the Commandments. Exodus lasted 40 years. Jesus fasted for 40 days.
40 days for a woman to rest after giving birth.
Optimum number of weeks for human gestation is 40.
Many theologians think the number 40 represents “change”. It is the time of preparing a person, or people, to make a fundamental change.
Remember, whenever the number 40 appears in the Bible, there is a “change”.
During this “quarantine” rivers are cleaning up, vegetation is growing, the air is becoming cleaner because of less pollution, there is less theft and murder, healing is happening, and most importantly, people are turning to Christ.
The Earth is at rest for the first time in many years and hearts are truly transforming.
We are in the year 2020, and 20 + 20 = 40.
2020 is the year of the United States Census. Jesus Christ, the savior of the world, was born during a census.
Lastly, 2020 is perfect vision. May our sight focus on the Lord and living according to His perfect vision for us knowing He holds us in the palm of His hand.
May these days of “quarantine” bring spiritual liberation to our souls, our nation, and our world.
NY City was the epicenter of Abortion as the NY Governor and legislature, a year ago, cheered legalization of all abortion. Today, it is the epicenter of Covid-19. As we learn the lessons of life in this harsh disciplining, my we have that amazing grace and amazing change that comes in a Biblical, 40 Day Quarantine.
Credit – this came from my wife Jan who received it from Phyllis Stanley. I thought it was phenomenal and had to share