posted on Mar, 28 2005 @ 09:51 PM
Originally posted by Croat56
Its not so much that he lived without food/water for 40 days in the desert. Its that he was able to resist the devils temptations. For 40 days the
devil tempted him to join his side. He said he would have given him every kingdom on Earth, but Jesus resisted him for the 40 days.
Actually, that's the wild and disturbing part. No, he wasn't tempted for 40 days. It wasn't until his fast was nearly over that the Devil started
to tempt him. Satan isn't stupid. Right at the end, Satan came with his first temptation of food. Jesus started a 40 day fast. However, on day 39 (or
around there abouts) Satan comes to him and says, "hey, you're the Son of God, and your fast is just about done. Aren't you hungry. Well, you're
the Son of God, turn that rock into bread." Jesus's reply stating that man doesn't live on bread alone but the word of God sustains. He was only
tempted two more times, with power and popularity after the pleasure temptation. They were extremely effective, since Satan used the Word against
Christ, but...well, God ain't no pushover and saw through it.
I actually thought that was really interesting...In fact, I think I may start a thread about that tomorrow. Hmm. Groovy.