- Artist: Day 40
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/29/2008
We are a Christian band from the Central Illinois area. We came together so that we could use the gifts God has given us in order to glorify His name and bring others to Christ. Apart from Christ, we can do nothing. He is our Savior, our rock, our refuge, and our Lord. If you do not yet have a relationship with Jesus Christ, we encourage you to seek Him. Open your heart and make Him your Lord. His spirit has come into you, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this far! He loves you and wants to be in your life. So what are you waiting for? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DAY 40? You might be asking yourself, 'What does Day 40 stand for?' The number '40' is repeatedly used in the Bible, and is often understood as the 'number of probation or trial.' Moses was on the mount for 40 days (Exodus 24:18). Jesus was tempted for 40 days (Matthew 4:2). Day 40 doesn't just want to reach non-Christians, but we want to also reach beginning Christians. From experience we know how easy it can be to fall away from Christ. To a beginning Christian, it can be so great to discover that we have a God who loves us. It is easy to be overwhelmed with the notion that His love is un-ending and forever. However, in our beginning walk with Christ, unless we read His word, we can find out the hard way that life as a Christian is not without it's hard times. A Christian life is not without pain & suffering. When a beginning Christian is faced with his/her first trial - a job loss, a divorce, a death in the family, etc..., it is very easy to blame God and to fall away from Him. Day 40 is here to say 'Don't fall away....STAND FIRM in your faith!' Our awesome God is in TOTAL CONTROL of your situation and cares for you. His ways are not 'mysterious....' as some people say. His ways are just 'higher' than our ways. God is a million, a trillion times smarter and wiser than any brain surgeon. And just like we can't expect to understand brain surgeons, how can we expect to understand everything God does? In every 40-day or 40-year trial in the bible, people had to endure hardship, pain, temptation, and all sorts of pressure. But guess what happens on the 40th day? If your faith is in Jesus Christ, guess what happens in the end? Suffering is wiped away. You become stronger in your faith. Jesus conquers all evil. There are a lot of things that can bring us down in this world, but there is nothing, and we repeat - NOTHING - that can overcome the power and love of Jesus. His dying on the cross for our sins is a gift to us - and a sure sign that no matter how many days we face in hardship, they will not and cannot last forever. Jesus will have the last word on our behalf.
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