You need to listen to a particular message in the "Conquering the Nations" series called "ProcrastiNATION. It is BEST to start 42 on the scheduled dates of January 1st and July 1st each year. This is best for several reasons. First, these are the time frames that were divinely spoken. Second, if you have a standard time each year, you are more likely to start as opposed to starting when you feel like it. Third, others Do 42 on January 1st and July 1st and there is greater strength and success when doing 42 with others.
No, signing up is just for you and to be eligible to win the contest. It is completely optional. Most who do 42 don't sign up, less than 5% do. When you write the vision, it helps to solidify your commitment and to help encourage others as they read about your experiences.
Violations are most likely to occur within the first few days. The longer we are on the program, the less likely we are to slip up. Slip ups fall into two categories, unintentional slips and deliberate pre-planned slip ups. If you slip up and it is deliberately pre-planned, then you must start over. God has granted you far more than just one 40 or 42 day period so if you slip up and you knew in advance that you were going to violate (for example fornication or a premeditated argument), just start over. It is spiritually imperative that you complete the full 40 or 42 days without deliberate deviation. To hear how the pastor failed several times yet triumphed during his 40 day breakthrough, listen to the message, LUST - Gotta Have It. If it is an unintentional slip up, then you must immediately counteract it with DOUBLE the reverse of the slip up. If you complain about something, then you must IMMEDIATELY counteract the negative complaint with two positive statements about the situation. For example, if traffic has been stuck for 30 minutes and you complain saying, "This traffic has been stuck for 30 minutes," you must immediately counteract the negative complaint. You could say, "but my air-condition is working good," or "at least I don't have to use the bathroom" or "I have plenty of gas in the tank."If you get angry and raise your voice you must immediately counteract it with TWO positive statements or emotions. For example a BIG smile or an "I love you so much!" statement.If you eat until you are full then you must SKIP TWO MEALS that you would normally eat. If you don't normally eat breakfast or lunch, then skipping those would not count.If you miss your prayer time or scripture reading then you must pray or read double to make up for the missed item. For example, if you are supposed to read and pray ten minutes each and you miss either morning or evening, then you would need to pray and read an additional twenty minutes (double time) for the missed item.Remember, the time spent on The 40 Day Miracle is NOT negative. We should strive to live this way each day so if we are on it longer then it is beneficial, not negative.
No, You must listen to the 14 messages at least once during the 42 days. You need the messages to help you fully understand what you are doing and to give you guidance on how to do each one.
Sure. Just CLICK HEREto download the MP3 files that will play on your iPod, MP3 player or any cell phone that plays music files.
If it does, simply listen again to the complete message.
Yes, but you MUST read your allotted minutes of scripture.
If you want to read other material in addition, then that's great.
Fine, just don't remove anything. If there is something else in particular that you struggle with, then by all means include it also and add it to the Daily Proclamation.
Read ALL of it for the first seven days. You can read just the BOLD print after seven days if you choose.
You CAN make it 42 days. Don't lessen what God has for you. It was not easy for anyone in the Bible either, but God strengthened them as He will strengthen you. The 40 Day journey was a specific number. It took Elijah 40 days to reach Mt. Horeb and hear God. If he had only traveled 39 days he would have never made it. Don't even think about getting less than the full 40 Day miracle or 42 God has in store for you.
Most who are in and out of the church have major issues. "Oh God, have mercy on me a sinner," is one of the greatest prayers ever prayed. Complete 42 and watch God work the miracle in your life.
Are you kidding?
Just no anger or complaining for 42 days will change your world. If you follow 42, something great WILL happen.
If you are not dead, you're not too much of a wreck. How many Christians have you murdered?
Well, that's what Paul was doing and he ended up writing more in the New Testament than anyone else. God specializes in taking a mess and making a miracle.
Take a look at the 7 Things 42 or The 40 Day Miracle addresses.
If you have one or more issues of the 7, then it's for you.
One can put a thousand to flight but two can put ten thousand to flight. (Deu. 32:30) It is why Jesus sent the disciples out in pairs. When someone does 42 with you, both of you will strengthen and help the other. If no one can see the vision and join you, don't let that stop you. The more that you get to participate, the greater the glory and the miracle. Try to get as large a group as possible to experience 42 with you.
We considered having an alternative message that summed up the 14 but God spoke and said, "Anyone who will not be diligent enough to listen to the messages would not be diligent enough to complete The 40 Day Miracle portion of 42." Therefore we did not make a summary message. You MUST listen to all 14 messages. You simply must have the spiritual and practical background on what you are doing and why you are doing it. Changes will start when you begin to listen.
If you listen more than once, you will hear and receive things that you missed the first time. The longer you are on 42, the more meaning each message has to you each time you hear it.
If I am 25 years old, can't I just pray for 6.25 minutes each time instead of 7 minutes?
CLICK HERE for a chart with age/minutes already figured.
Rounding up will add either 15, 30, or 45 seconds per session. Even minutes keep it simple especially if you use a full minute timer. The positive side is that you could get up to an extra 45 seconds of scripture reading and prayer than someone whose age divides out evenly. 42 trains our spirits to focus on the positives of life.
What you are asking is what happens if the unexpectedly negative happens that causes great inconvenience in you completing The 40 Day Miracle. First, don't focus or worry about something negative happening. There is a principle of spirit that you draw to you what you focus on. So don't focus or worry about what could possibly go wrong. To answer your question IF something negative happens that hinders your progress, then figure out how to still do what you have made up your mind to do. If you are in bed and can't get out, then find online organizations and send them a small amount each day. Trust me, even when people send us $1.00, it makes an impact because it says they thought enough to at least send something. Call up someone you know once per day and find something to compliment them on. Be creative, if you are laying there, you've got plenty of time to figure out how to get it done and you'll be focusing on helping someone else instead of worrying about your situation.
As we are asked new pertinent questions, we will put them in the FAQ section. Reading the FAQs reinforces certain points and will make sure you are kept informed of any changes.
Sure you can but then you aren't doing 42. 42 is a comprehensive program that covers mind, body and spirit. The dietary portion is just that, the dietary portion. Life consists of far more than just what we eat. Life is what we take in and send out. Medical science claims that the majority of our illnesses are related to our mental (spirit) state. 42 addresses both the mental (spirit) and the dietary. If you eliminate The 40 Day Miracle, then you will likely eliminate the most powerful (and most difficult) portion of 42. What you can and cannot eat on 42?
The divinely spoken word for 42 is seven days of water during week five. Just as in the Bible when Jesus, Elijah and Moses fasted for 40 days and nights, so was the the divine word with 42 to fast for seven days. In other words, a pure water fast with ONLY water. There is no substitute for what a water fast does for cleaning the body. Fasting is not just in Christianity, but in every major religion. We have simply minimized or modified fasting in modern times but water fasting was an integral part in the original religions.
What we found was that only half of the people could make a seven day water fast. For either the reason of willpower or physical reasons half simply cannot go seven days with only water. Sometimes there was a strenuous job involved or excessive physical reactions with a toxic body that makes it too unpleasant to fast. If there are medical problems such as diabetes then you absolutely cannot fast. Read the free online book Quick Fasting (www.quickfasting.com) to get a better understanding of the aspects of fasting. The water fast is the best and the most beneficial but it is also the most difficult and can present the most challenges and problems. In order to offer options other than quitting, there are two additional levels if you simply cannot or choose not to make the seven days of water.
Next best after the water fast is a juice fast. This is simply fresh squeezed or pressed vegetable and fruit juices. Not canned, pasteurized or processed in any way but fresh juices for seven days. This is far easier than a seven day water fast with many (but not all) of the benefits of a water fast.
Finally if you cannot make the juice fast, then revert to the Eden diet for week five. The Eden Diet is the food plan for week four and six therefore it would be the plan for weeks four, five and six. The Eden Diet still provides many benefits and allows you to complete 42.
That statement was spiritually given when counseling a person with problems. As the statement was reflected upon, the truth of it became more evident. There may be disciplines that will cause greater spiritual transformation but there are none that are more efficient. If you sat for years on a mountaintop with only soup perhaps you would have greater spiritual transformation but there is nothing more efficient than 42.
You can begin 42 at any time but it is best to follow a set schedule each year. You will get optimum results from doing 42 twice per year. The given dates are January 1st and July 1st. There is a reason for those dates. One is winter and the other is summer, they divide the year in two and each season has unique benefits. 42 twice per year will help your body, mind and spirit tremendously. Plus, it always helps when you are a part of a group. The standard group dates are January 1st to Feb 12th and July 1st to August 12th but you can start at any time. The key is to complete the 42 days, not the date on which you start. Sticking to the given days allows you to plan your schedule for 42 years in advance. As you age, the benefits of 42 grow. To determine when you will finish just use The 40 Day Miracle date calculator and add two days.
42 is exactly six weeks. The day and time of the week that you start on will always be your new week. For example, if you start on a Tuesday at 11 AM, for the first three weeks you eat only Super Clean Foods. If you started on Tuesday at 11 then the start of the next Tuesday at 11 completes one week, the following Tuesday two weeks and the third Tuesday three weeks. Therefore on the third Tuesday at 11 AM after you start you would begin The Eden Diet. On the 4th Tuesday you begin the water fast. On the 5th Tuesday The Eden Diet and on the 6th Tuesday at 11 AM you are finished with 42. Simple.
Always check with your doctor BEFORE embarking on any special dietary or fasting program. DO NOT stop taking any of your medications without your doctor's approval. Water fasting is not recommended for anyone with diabetes. However in most cases you should be able to substitute The Eden Diet in place of water fasting if you are diabetic. You won't get the full benefit of fasting but you will get great benefits. Check with your doctor first. Fasting is not recommended for pregnant women.
42 INCLUDES The 40 Day Miracle and is two days longer. In addition to The 40 Day Miracle, 42 includes a thorough body cleansing and exercise program so that your mind, spirit AND body are renewed during the process.
42 and the Jan 1 and July 1 start dates were Divinely given. Bodily cleansing has always been important throughout history. This is why regular periods of fasting were included in all major religions. The best cleansing agent is the water fast but the water fast is also the most difficult.
Even the water fast's effectiveness is greatly improved if you can remove most of the dead and toxic waste in the body before the water fast. Thus, the periods of super clean food, raw food, and an optional detox agent greatly improve the power of the seven days of water only. You will find when the body has been swept by the super clean and raw food and the detox agent, that the water fast goes MUCH better.
It is significant that the opening of the New Testament of the Bible begins with the 42 generations required to produce The Christ.
40day.com thoroughly explains The 40 Day Miracle. Over 100,000 people have experienced the awesome transforming power of The 40 Day Miracle. For details and questions about The 40 Day Miracle, simply go to www.40day.com. The rest of these FAQs will focus on the dietary program beyond The 40 Day Miracle that is unique to 42.
During the first 21 days of 42 you can only eat Super Clean Food. Super Clean Food means NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS of ANY kind. No fish, beef, chicken or any other animal, no diary, no honey, etc. Nothing that is derived from an animal can be eaten.
Super Clean Food means that the only cooking method allowed is steaming. No frying, stir frying, boiling, grilling, microwaving, baking, etc. The only heat allowed is the use of a steamer. Food steamers can be purchased at many stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, department stores or online. They average in price from $19-$49. Dedicated food steamers are difficult to find in stores. Most now sell rice cookers/food steamer combos. Food steamers can still be found readily online.
You may wonder, "Why can't you grill or stir-fry?
" Steaming has another major benefit. It hydrates the food. A steamed sliced potato is moist (thinly slice potatoes before putting them into the steamer). A baked potato is dry. Steaming adds water to food which makes it easier and faster to digest. Steaming adds water to your diet and makes the food easier to eliminate. Therefore steaming is the only allowed heating method other than. What is meant by very warm water is simply very warm water (not so hot that you can't put your finger in it). Tap water from the hot water faucet is usually suitable for this purpose. It removes the chill from food. For example with corn or okra, if placed in very warm water it warms the food but does not cook it. This makes it more comfortable to eat especially with vegetables stored in the refrigerator.
The only foods allowed are vegetables, fruits, nuts, peas and beans. Yes, you can steam peas and beans. Nuts are to be eaten raw.
Since nothing can be heated other than steamed, it also means no bread, pastries, sugar, etc.
No seasonings other than that which is fully natural such as garlic, onions, etc.
ABSOLUTELY NO SALT!!!
Many eat heavily seasoned foods simply because their taste buds have become dulled by constantly eating highly seasoned or spicy foods. Once you stop eating the seasoned foods, your taste buds become sensitive again and you will taste the flavor in all natural foods.
Many have found that once they stop eating salted foods for a period of time and then eat the same level of salt as before, the food tastes far too salty. Your taste buds become acclimated to the foods that you eat.
42 is designed to clean. Not just the body, but it also helps to clean you of old habits and desires. Have you ever tasted baby food?
It is very bland because when we are young our taste buds are sensitive and babies wouldn't tolerate seasoned foods. As we grow older and eat modern foods our taste buds become less sensitive as we assault them with heavy doses of salt and spices. You will be closer to a newborn as you finish 42.
It is best to make your own fruit juices and it is best to use a blender instead of a juicer. A blender will give you whole fruit, including the pulp. Most of the fiber which aids cleaning your digestive tract is in the pulp. If you just squeeze the juice out, you throw away the cleansing fiber.
Each morning make a delicious smoothie by putting fresh apples, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peaches (frozen works well), grapes, etc. into a blender and blending it. Don't add any sugar or any other sweetner , just the fruit and water.
Vegetable juices are somewhat different. For example carrot, celery, beet and other vegetable juices don't work well in a blender. FRESHLY MADE vegetable juices (not canned) are allowed.
Remember, as close to what you would eat in nature is best.
Read this MountainWings issue http://www.mountainwings.com/past/1184.htm
Vitamins are really foods. Vitamins can energize and provide nutrition in the place of food. Unless you have a particular medical need, leave out the vitamins during a cleanse.
That's not a bad thing. What you must realize is that foods straight from nature are usually processed by your body much faster than modern foods. People often complain of the same thing from Chinese food, that it "goes right through you" and you are soon hungry again. Oriental food prepared in the American style with heavy frying, grease and oil "sticks" much longer. The sticking to you really means hard to digest. Fruits and most natural plant foods that are non-processed are easily and quickly digested by the body. That's why you feel hungry faster. A heavy breakfast of meat, eggs, toast, potatoes or grits (usually all heavily cooked and greasy) is very difficult to digest and therefore sits with you for quite awhile. Man in the natural ate a series of short meals constantly, (picking fruit from trees and vines) so it wasn't the standard three meals per day. The faster the food is digested, usually the better it is for you. It's a feeling that you must get used to. The bloated super full feeling for a long time is the unnatural one.
There are many types of dried foods that technically fit the specifications but try to limit foods that don't have a high water content. Dried fruits, seeds and nuts fit this category. Remember this is a cleansing program and to cleanse you need a lot of water and high water content high fiber foods. Dried foods absorb water and can dry out the intestines if not heavily fiber laden. If you eat a lot of dried foods, make sure that you drink extra water.
It's taken straight from the Bible. Some would call it a fruit or raw diet. I like to call it "The Eden Diet."
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Gen. 1:29
The rule is simply this: If it fits what God allowed in the Garden of Eden when man was in perfection, then eat it.
So if it is raw (not cooked, pasteurized, or processed in any way), not of an animal but of herbal (plant) origin, you can eat it. You can warm foods with hot water. Since most vegetables are stored in the refrigerator, very warm water (not boiling water but water you can stick your finger in without it scalding you) can be used for warming. Tap water from the hot water faucet is usually suitable for this purpose. That's it, that's the Eden Diet.
All questions about what you can eat on The Eden Diet are answerable with, "Sure it's OK to eat, as long as it's an herb (meaning plant) and as long as it's not cooked or altered in any way."
What about vegetables. . . sure it's OK to eat, as long as it's an herb (meaning plant) and as long as it's not cooked or altered in any way.
What about nuts. . . sure it's OK to eat, as long as it's an herb (meaning plant) and as long as it's not cooked or altered in any way. Go easy on the nuts though. Nuts are concentrated protein foods and are rather difficult to digest. In addition, there is not much water in nuts. High water content foods are a necessity since they are the foods that flush the body.
What about fruit juices. . . isn't that altered from the garden?
Yes, but . . . sure it's OK to eat, as long as it's an herb (meaning plant) and as long as it's not cooked or altered in any way. Eat the fruit whole or put it in a blender, (you need the fiber) just the way it was intended from the garden.
What about bread. . . that isn't from the garden.
What about honey. . . what plant makes honey?
The Eden Diet is an excellent pre-fast program. It's simple and it works. The enzymes from the fresh unaltered and uncooked fruits and vegetables work wonders on the system. Yes, vegetables can be eaten uncooked and raw.
It's interesting that cooked corn often goes through the digestive system with the kernels still intact. When corn is eaten raw, it's all digested, there are no kernels left in the stool. Raw corn is sweet too, where do you think they get corn syrup to sweeten so much stuff from?
Okra, broccoli, and other vegetables can all be eaten raw. They flush out the body in many ways and prepare the body for the full fast.
Citrus fruits are especially good for this. Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, and tangerines all work within the body to neutralize the toxins and get them out of the body. The other rule of The Eden Diet: Try to eat one thing at a time and allow at least 20 to 30 minutes between different types of foods.
The one food at a time is nature's way. Again notice, only man combines more than one type of food at a meal. All animals in nature eat ONE THING at a time. The single food allows for greater and faster detoxifying than eating combination of foods.
The Eden Diet will not only begin the detox process, but if maintained long enough, will cause many miraculous self healings in itself. No doctor can cure you. Doctors do not have the power to heal. Only God can do that and He has placed the power within your own body and within the foods that have been placed in the garden for you.
The difference is that the steaming of vegetables is allowed during the 21 days of Super Clean Food. In The Eden Diet only raw food is allowed since there were no steamers in the Garden of Eden and in perfection. Steaming is the best way to cook but even steaming destroys enzymes and other essential nutrients whereas raw preserves all nutrients.
Organic foods are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Organic is best but organic is also harder to find and much more expensive. The major factor is not whether food is organic or not. It is not whether you eat an organic apple or a non-organically grown apple; it is whether you eat an apple or a donut. If you can afford organic, then organic is best. If you can't afford organic produce, or if you can't find organic produce nearby, then eat non-organically grown produce.
We get tons of questions about what to eat and "Can I eat such and such because it is actually corn (or whatever) and just ground up but it's still raw?
" or that "it is just wheat but it is not cooked…" The questions about all of the various processing methods continue and we can't answer them all.
The spirit and purpose of 42 is this: Eat the food as close to the way God put it in nature as possible. People find that after they've been on 42 for a couple of weeks or more their taste buds change. They become more sensitive to the natural taste of food and the food begins to explode with flavor. If they eat a significant amount of food altered from the natural way that it is in nature this effect often doesn't happen. Some types of unprocessed grits can fit the definition of a raw food if it is just the ground corn but there is nothing in the garden that will taste like grits. It is technically in spec but in principle and purpose it greatly reduces the power and effect of 42.
A simple guideline is: If you can't recognize what it is on your plate as an item out of the garden then it is altered from the way God made it and don't eat it during 42.
You would be amazed at the reluctance to just eat things as God gave them to us. We want to try to "improve" on the natural way. So keep the spirit and get the maximum results by staying as true to God's real garden as you can.
For detoxing purposes distilled water is best but that's not the main thing. The main thing is to MAKE SURE that you drink enough water. The normal amount of water that is recommended by health experts is ½ of your body weight (in pounds) in ounces per day. That's the normal amount. Fasting usually requires more but the normal amount is a minimum to wash the toxins out of your body. If you can't easily find distilled water, then any type of water will do. It is better to drink enough tap water than a small amount of distilled water.
To be honest, modern veggie patties have too much salt (sodium). Excess salt is a major contributor to the extremely high hypertension rate and other health problems. The veggie burger patty is added to this program just for taste, not health. It's the one concession or indulgence.
You are allowed up to 280 mg of sodium per day from a veggie patty. Veggie burgers now contain from 250 mg to 500 mg of sodium per patty. 115 to 500 mg is the daily limit of sodium that some health experts recommend. Look in the frozen food section of grocery and health foods stores and look at the sodium content per patty. Try to find veggie burgers that contain 250 mg per patty (or less if possible). If you get one that is higher, then don't eat a full patty. Try to limit your daily sodium intake from veggie burgers to 280 mg total for the day.
For a more detailed explanation of salt, read this excerpt from the book, FAT2Fine – The SPIRIT of Weight Loss.
NOTE: The veggie patty must be steamed. It tastes great steamed so don't worry.
The Cleaner makes fasting more effective and easier. It is similar to detergent in a cleansing process. The Cleaner is one of the few detoxes that you can take and still work a normal routine because of the gentle yet thorough action. The Cleaner is simple to take. No mixing powders, no multiple bottles of pills, no complicated instructions, veggie capsules for an animal free detox and it is inexpensive compared to most detoxes.
The Cleaner also covers all major body systems including parasites which is difficult to find in any other detox. Overall The Cleaner makes any fasting and cleansing program more effective and easier. When The Cleaner is used it helps to remove much more of the waste and toxins that would normally be removed through fasting. When toxins are removed through fasting alone, it is usually rougher than when they are removed with the help of a detox.
The Cleaner is only sold and shipped in the U.S. so those in other countries will not be able to get The Cleaner. It is not necessary for 42, it only helps. Most health foods stores will have some form of detox that can be substituted. A detox is not absolutely necessary or required; it only helps the cleansing process. The majority of the cleansing is accomplished by the water, diet and fasting regimen.
The minimum age is up to parental discretion. Fasting is the only concern and if fasting is questionable simply substitute The Eden Diet for the water fast. Teenagers may try to fast for the wrong reasons which could lead to eating disorders. The closer a youth is to adult body size, the more likely they can do the full 42 program. Parents know the maturity and spiritual level and physical condition of their children. Youth in industrialized countries are overweight in epidemic proportions and are plagued by an increasing number of illnesses formerly reserved for adults. Parents will need to make their own decisions about whether their child can participate in 42. I made the decision concerning my son.
The maximum age is also up to your discretion and physical condition. Some at 75 are in better condition than others at 45. Again, only the water fasting portion is in question so if in doubt substitute The Eden Diet for the water fast.