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After Jesus was baptized in Matthew 3:16, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him like a dove, guess what happened next? The Spirit of God led Jesus into the wilderness so the devil could tempt Him (Matthew 4:1).
The wilderness was also mentioned in Matthew 3:3. Remember, John the Baptist was preaching in the wilderness. In addition, a prophecy from the prophet Isaiah was referenced. “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight” (Isaiah 40:3). John and the previous prophets cried out in the ‘wilderness of life’ about the Messiah and paving a way for the Lord.
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Then Jesus came, entering the ‘wilderness of this world’, and revealing that He was in fact our only Way to that straight path to God (John 14:6).
When we read about Jesus’s experience in these chapters (Matthew 3 and 4), we can perceive that after a high experience in God we will sometimes end up in the wilderness.
The wilderness represents those barren, challenging, oppressive, and dark places of our lives.
The wilderness is at times part of our journey
Walking through the desert does not always mean you are sinning or anything of that nature. God might actually be ordering your steps into the wilderness for you to learn profound lessons about essential spiritual matters. Didn’t the children of Israel enter the wilderness?
If you are in a dry place right now, find out what God is trying to teach you, so you can enter your promise land without further delay.
One thing for sure will happen to you in the wilderness. God can have your full attention if you do not rebel against Him. Also, you will desire Him more than anything else in this world.
Let us see how Jesus behaved and what He learned from being in the wilderness. Follow this link.
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