40 Days

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    40 Days

    I believe there is more than circumstantial evidence throughout scripture to tell us that Adam was forty years old when Eve was created, and I will present that evidence here.


    Our Lord receives the Spirit from God at His baptism as a voice from heaven declares Him as God's son.

    "When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Luk 3:21,22

    Adam receives the Spirit from God, and he becomes a living being, in parallel to our Lord's baptism.

    "Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." Gen 2:7

    Christ Jesus is led out into the wilderness fasting forty days before being tempted by the devil.

    "Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted a by the devil." Luk 4:1,2

    Adam was alone after receiving the Spirit before being tempted.

    "The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Gen 2:18

    And as we know, after Eve was created, she was tempted by the serpent and fell, while our Lord was tempted and conquered after forty days.

    Moses meets the Lord, fasts for forty days while receiving the covenant for God's people.

    "Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” Moses was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten Commandments." Ex 34:27,28

    As Adam fasted without Eve God made a covenant with him as well.

    "And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Gen 1:16,17

    Moses is given life as a child passing through the waters escaping destruction at the hands of Pharoah.
    then after forty years, he takes a life.

    "When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his own people, the Israelites. He saw one of them being mistreated by an Egyptian, so he went to his defense and avenged him by killing the Egyptian." Acts 7:23

    Moses travels into the wilderness for forty years, another reference of fasting and being without. At which point begins another forty-year period when an angel appears to him in a bush matching Adams appearance before God at his creation before any bush.

    "After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai." Act 7:30

    "When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground," Gen 2:5

    Moses takes the Israelites out into the wilderness for forty years before they enter the promised land. Again, another reference to Adam being born of Spirit and his time alone before Eve.

    "He led them out of Egypt and performed wonders and signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea and for forty years in the wilderness." Act 7:36


    Elijah as well is seen before a bush, after which an angel comes to him.

    "Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep." 1Ki 19:3-5

    After an angel touches him, he enters a wilderness for forty days before reaching his destination, the mountain of God.

    "The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. There he went into a cave and spent the night." 1Ki 19:7-9


    Jonah had a work before the Lord for forty days in conjunction with God's will.

    "Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” Jonah 3:4


    Two witnesses travel into the promised land to do the work of spying out the land.

    "At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land." Num 13:25

    When they return after forty days, they bring the fruits of the land, just as the fruits of labor from our Lord at the birth of Eve.

    "There they reported to them and to the whole assembly and showed them the fruit of the land." Num 13:26


    I'm not sure how much further I should go with this subject. Because everywhere we look within the inspired texts, we see this same narrative matching the Adamic creation narrative.

    Suppose this post was before a judicial comity, presenting this vast collection of evidence. Do you think it is likely to gain a decisive opinion in favor of Adam being forty when Eve was created? I think the evidence is immense and speaks to a grand purpose and overall narrative to assist God's people in understanding that which is to come. (Amos 3:7)

    As a final note, in the time of the end, there are forty days between the Spirit of God being poured out on all flesh, and Jesus appearing in the clouds to collect His bride.

    All love


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