Elijah fasted 40 days and 40 nights

In 1 Kings chapter 19,The prophet Elijah walks 40 days and 40 nights to Mount Horeb, fasting from food along the way.



Here is the key verse:

1 Kings 19:8. He arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, God’s Mountain.

in the strength of that food. The one meal sustained Elijah for 40 days and 40 nights.

went … forty days and forty nights. Elijah ate one meal, then walked. It was a 40-day journey to his destination.



Fasting is only for those who are medically capable. Check with your health care provider. Experts say you need to be under the supervision of a doctor during the time of a fast.


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