Just before beginning his public ministry, Jesus went out into the desert. There, he fasted for 40 days and nights.
Here is the key Bible verse:
Matthew 4:1-2. Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward.
fasted forty days and forty nights. Before beginning his public ministry, Jesus fasted for 40 days and nights.
Christians should not scoff at the notion of Jesus fasting for 40 days. There are many people in our day who have fasted for 40 days or even longer. With medical supervision, it is entirely possible.
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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