The time period of 40 days has great significance in the Bible, figuring into the lives of Jesus, Jonah and Hosea, among others.
The world is in the middle of an important 40-day period of its own, says American Pastors Network (APN, americanpastorsnetwork.net), and APN President Sam Rohrer hopes America, the church, pastors and believers are listening to the message God is sending.
“This week, through Oct.1, is the National Week of Repentance, and these 40 days between the eclipse watched by much of North America and Sept. 30 have great significance,” Rohrer said. “These 40 days are a time for prayer, especially in the wake of many natural disasters and unrest. Periods like these were also common in the Bible, where God gave his people warnings and implored them to repent.