El significado del numero 40 en la biblia

Estudio bíblico: Significado del Numero 40 en la biblia
Mayo 2012

Por: Gloria Jordan de Perez

Seen many times in Scripture, the number 40 is a period of time (days, weeks or years) given by God to all humanity for: learning, testing, discipline, for proving something to be true.  (comprobar la veracidad de algo)
In Dt. 8, the Lord says that he was testing what was in our hearts during the 40 years in the desert. Would we obey His word or not? Would we understand that we do not live by bread alone, but we live by every word that comes from His mouth.
In this time of learning, testing, discipline, God gives 40 as a perfect time for us to repent:  este tiempo para arrepentimiento esta establecido en el calendario bíblico que el Eterno nos dio, un tiempo para arrepentimiento (primer día del mes Elul hasta el día de Yom Kipur, son 40 días). El tiempo para arrepentimiento es  para toda la humanidad, incluye a los de “Ninive”, Ninive también tuvo 40 días.
Un tiempo de arrepentimiento también implica un tiempo para intercesión. Moisés intercedió por el pueblo. (Deu 10:10 NIV) Now I had stayed on the mountain forty days and nights, as I did the first time, and the LORD listened to me at this time also. It was not his will to destroy you
The number 40 is the product of 5 (Hey) and 8 (Chet), and points to the action of grace (from the number 5), leading to and ending in revival and renewal (from the number 8). During the time of testing, discipline or proving, grace is never absent and a new beginning is always waiting. During the time of testing, God sustains and gives life, He is faithful!
(Exo 16:35 KJV) And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan. (see I Kings 19:8, Elijah is sustained with the food he ate for 40 days)
Requiere 40 semanas (para formar el bebe en el vientre materno)--- esta realidad simboliza que toda la vida del ser humano es un tiempo de prueba, es un caminar en la gracia del Eterno, con oportunidades para aprender, corregir y renovar. Es un tiempo en el cual conoceremos nuestra debilidad (será muy obvia) y también seremos tentados por el adversario de nuestras almas. Es un tiempo para enfrentar muchos retos y obstáculos. Toda la vida es una oportunidad importante para conocer al Eterno como nuestro Padre celestial, reconocerle como fuente de toda buena dádiva, toda provisión y bondad, tomar su mano y caminar con Él en fe. Amarle, conocerle como nuestro Padre.
·         Moses in Egypt, Acts 7:23-30.
·         Moses in Midian, Acts 7:30
Dt. 25:3
Genesis 7:17
The flood came upon the earth for forty days… it prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth…v. 23 Thus He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the land… and only Noah was left….and the water prevailed upon the earth 150 days…

Genesis 8:6: …  at the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made; and he sent out a raven…

The Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness, one year for each day they explored the Promised Land.

(Num 14:33-34 NIV) Your children will be shepherds here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the desert. {34} For forty years--one year for each of the forty days you explored the land-you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you. Deuteronomy 8:2-5; Psalm 95:10; Acts 13:18

Jonah warned the City of Nineveh they had 40 days until God would overthrow the city. The people repented in those 40 days and God spared the city.
(Jonah 3:4 and 10 KJV) And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

Therefore we also blast the shofar every first day of Elul and we continue to do so for 40 days. We blow the shofar each day until the tenth of the seventh month has ended [i.e. Yom Kippur] because Moses descended from Sinai the second time on the tenth of the month of Tishrei

Ezek 4:8 (for house of Israel 390 days, for house of Judah 40 days)
Ropes so that you cannot turn (the impact of the exile would be so great that as if we were tied with ropes so that we cannot move, cannot turn back to the Lord)
Ezek 17:30: The book of Ezekiel is calling us to a time to repent and TURN AWAY from all our transgressions (instead of putting iniquity in front of our faces, Ezek 14:3

Goliath came for forty days before being killed by David
(1 Sam 17:16 NLT) For forty days, twice a day, morning and evening, the Philistine giant strutted in front of the Israelite army.

Moses was on the mountain with God for 40 days (twice)
(Exo 24:18 KJV) And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
(Exo 34:28-29 KJV) 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 commandments.
(Deu 10:10 NIV) Now I had stayed on the mountain forty days and nights, as I did the first time, and the LORD listened to me at this time also. It was not his will to destroy you.
Moses' face shone after the 40 days on the mountain.
(Exo 34:29 KJV) And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.

Jesus fasted for 40 days in the wilderness
(Mat 3:17 KJV) And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

(Mat 4:1-2 KJV) Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. {2} And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered (He was very weak).

Yeshua knew human weakness… (es nuestro Sumo Sacerdote) He was tempted by the adversary in the desert.
Enfrentó al adversario como nosotros tenemos que hacerlo, únicamente con la Palabra del Eterno, con la Torá
Si Yeshua hubiera hecho caso al adversario, hubiera caído en idolatría. Hubiera usado las señales para beneficio propio, en vez de su propósito divino, dar a conocer que Él es el Mesías prometido por Moisés y los profetas
Yeshua venció la muerte y venció también al adversario de nuestras almas
I Cor 15:20-25
En cada lugar del desierto en que Israel falló la prueba de su caminar, el Mesías Yeshua fue victorioso. Israel se quejó por la comida y se entregó a la idolatría de Baal Peor (Num 31:16). Yeshua no comió y rehusó caer en la idolatría de Baal Peor. Venció al enemigo porque supo que el hombre no solamente vive del pan, sino que vive de cada palabra del Padre.
It took the spies 40 days to search out the promised land and bring back fruit
(Num 13:25 KJV) And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.

They proved that the land was good, that God was good
Jesus was seen in the earth 40 days after His crucifixion
(Acts 1:3 NIV) After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

Yeshua proved without a doubt that He had defeated death

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