Having completed day 4, you have given a tithe of the 40 to the Lord. This first fruit may have been difficult to achieve, but Father God is pleased with this sweet offering. Today, I would like to reveal the secret of The 40, and why it is important to set apart a special period of fasting and prayer for this amount of time.
This is an excerpt from The Prophetic Whisper by Richard Gazowsky – “I am going to show you a secret vulnerability in Satan’s kingdom. His weakness is in the flies.” Later that day, we went to the Carmel Public Library and looked up the word “fly”…I discovered that the meaning of Beelzebub, one of the names of Satan is, “Lord of the Flies”…Scientists have discovered that flies have a reproductive period that lasts from four hours to over forty days, depending on the species. When pest controllers go to eradicate flies in a certain area, they spray pesticides every day for a forty-day period. If they destroy the reproductive cycles of presently existing flies, they can kill off a whole generation of future flies. I then saw what God was trying to show me…if a Christian will pray consistently for a forty day period he will be able to conquer most satanic strongholds in his life.’
This revelation was astounding to me when I discovered it. No wonder we see all the major heroes of the faith fasting and praying The 40. They were systematically destroying the reproductive rights of the enemy in their lives. They desired to walk in The Fullness of The Kingdom and would not allow anything to hold them back.
Most of us know the story of David and Goliath. The giant spews his venom in 1 Samuel 17:8-11. By doing this, he is reproducing this fear from his lips into the hearts of Saul and the army. How long did he do this? Verse 16 confirms for forty days.
In Genesis 7 it rained forty days that the earth would be cleansed of its filth.
In Deuteronomy 8 The Israelites wandered in the desert forty years to destroy the unbelief of a generation.
In Deuteronomy 9:11 Moses fasted The 40 to receive the ten commandments.
In Deuteronomy 9:18 Moses fasts The 40 again to intercede for the salvation of a wicked people.
Elijah was sustained in 1 Kings 19 for The 40 to break the curse of Jezebel in the land.
It is possible that the people of Nineveh in Jonah 3 fasted and prayed The 40 for God’s mercy and grace.
Jesus fasted The 40 in preparation to overcome the enemy’s temptations.
The secret of The 40 is to overcome every demonic stronghold in your life and stop it from reproducing that you may truly be propelled into all that God has for you!!! This is why the enemy will use any means necessary to keep you from The 40. Often, the concern of family and friends will be used as pressure to break your commitment to The Lord. Also, be careful of the enemy using the care and hospitality of others to lure you away from the power of The 40 being manifested in your life!
Jesus, give us the ability to go The 40 and receive the right to cut off the head of the Goliaths in our lives. We desire to be propelled into our destinies by the total defeat of the enemy!
Read 1 Samuel 17 and meditate on the power of The 40 to destroy the reproductive rights of the enemy.
Study the lives of those who did The 40 and how they changed history.
Be blessed to endure throughout The 40 that you may destroy the enemy and accelerate The Kingdom of God in and through your life!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!