Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

This week one of my members shared with me the following information that I thought was worth sharing:

“This is interesting!

The official COVID-19 lockdown started March 23 and will likely end May 1st. That is EXACTLY 40 days. 

The Latin root of the word “quarantine” is “forty.” So, what does the Bible say about 40?

The flood lasted 40 days. 

40 years Moses fled Egypt.

40 days Moses stayed on Mount Sinai to receive the Commandments.

Exodus lasted 40 years.

Jesus fasted for 40 days.

40 days for a woman to rest after giving birth.

Optimum number of weeks for human gestation is 40.

A group of theologians thinks the number 40 represents “change.” It is the time of preparing a person, or people, to make a fundamental change.

Something will happen after these 40 days. Just believe and pray. Remember, whenever the number 40 appears in the Bible, there is a “change.”

Please know that during this “quarantine” rivers are cleaning up, vegetation is growing, the air is becoming cleaner because of less pollution, there is less theft and murder, healing is happening, and most importantly, people are turning to Christ. The Earth is at rest for the first time in many years and hearts are truly transforming.

Remember we are in the year 2020, and 20 + 20 = 40.

Also, 2020 is the year of the United States Census. Jesus Christ, the savior of the world, was born during a census.

Lastly, 2020 is perfect vision. May our sight focus on the Lord and living according to His perfect vision for us knowing He holds us in the palm of His hand.

May these days of “quarantine” bring spiritual liberation to our souls, our nation, and our world.”

(Unknown, 2020)

I close with this scripture reminder:

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Amen! Jeremiah 29:11 

Pastor Willie F. Peterson is the pastor of The New Birth Kimmelbrook BC, and the CEO/President of the Center for Community Empowerment both in Youngstown.
He is also a professor at Youngstown State University, a member of Citizens for Community Values’ The Joseph Council, and The Woodson Center’s 1776 Unites project in DC.


  1. Free Stuff

    Thanks for your article. What I want to comment on is that when evaluating a good internet electronics store, look for a website with total information on important factors such as the level of privacy statement, safety measures details, any payment options, as well as other terms along with policies. Continually take time to read the help along with FAQ pieces to get a superior idea of how a shop performs, what they can perform for you, and how you can use the features.

  2. Man Rittichier

    I simply want to mention I am just new to blogs and certainly liked your blog. Probably I’m likely to bookmark your website . You surely come with good well written articles. Kudos for revealing your web page.

  3. CBD for sale

    Not often do I encounter a weblog that is both educated and entertaining, and let me tell you, you may have hit the nail on the head. Your concept is excellent; the issue is something that not sufficient individuals are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my quest for something relating to this.

  4. buy cheap viagra india

    I was very happy to discover this web-site. I intended to thanks for your time for this fantastic read!! I definitely appreciating every bit of it and also I have you bookmarked to have a look at new things you post.

  5. John Deere Technical Manuals

    You produced some decent points there. I looked on the internet with the problem and discovered most individuals go in addition to along with your website.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This