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CyrilSebastian
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« on: June 07, 2021, 06:13:03 PM »

Why is the number 40 significant in the Bible?
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 11:37:09 PM »

Why is the number 40 significant in the Bible?
Fourty is the number of satisfaction, fourty years in the wilderness till all the adults died who had committed idolatry. Fourty days being initiated into the divine Mysteries by Almighty and Most Merciful God on the mountain.
Fourty days the people of Nineveh fasted and prayed and repented of their sins and were spared by the satisfaction they had obtained.
Fourty days in the wilderness to defeat the flesh, the world and the devil.
Fourty days after Jesus ascended Jesus prayed the Father in heaven and satisfaction was made for sins for the Holy Spirit , who forgives sins was sent on the day of Pentecost, the feast of the harvest of wheat according to the Law and thus the harvest of the Sower resulted in abundant fruit,  over 3000 souls saved in one day, thanks be to God.
Fourty breaks down into 4×10 meaning the four gospels and the 10 commandments when multiplied produce satisfaction for God.
Or 8x5 meaning the eight days of passover and the 5 books of the Law are fulfilled and bring satisfaction to God.
20x2 is the two sets of Tablets and the Two Testaments
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 11:46:23 PM »

It is good to let everything draw the mind to God, and so to use everything to its true purpose. Even dry numbers have their associations.

One God, two natures to Jesus Christ, God and Man, three persons of the Holy Trinity, Four Last Things. . .
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 12:27:02 AM »

It is good to let everything draw the mind to God, and so to use everything to its true purpose. Even dry numbers have their associations.

One God, two natures to Jesus Christ, God and Man, three persons of the Holy Trinity, Four Last Things. . .

I have one that is very similar
One God, two natures, Three Persons of the Trinity, Four gospels, five books of Moses, six days of creation, seven spirits of God, eight days of passover, nine Beatitudes,  ten commandments
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 05:21:40 PM »

Moses lived forty years in Egypt and forty years in the desert before God selected him to lead the Israelites out of slavery.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2021, 06:04:53 PM »

The prophet Ezekiel laid on his right side for forty days, to symbolize Judah's sins.
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