Read this first: Your wilderness experience (Part one)
Jesus fasted forty days while He was in the wilderness, so naturally He was hungry (Matthew 4:2). Then the devil came to Him.
Remember, the wilderness is anything that stretches your faith. In the wilderness, you have to trust the Lord because there are strong oppositions. You will be tempted to satisfy the lusts of your flesh, and you will find ways (even Scriptures) to justify your sinful behaviors.
Also, when you are hungry, that is when the enemy comes to speak cunning words to you like he did Eve. Being hungry from a fast is one thing, but being hungry because you refuse to eat from the Word of God is another thing.
If you are constantly rebelling against God and starving spiritually, the demons are probably not concerned about tempting you. Why? They already control you. In that condition, you are like the ‘walking dead’ to them. And guess what, demons (like the ‘walking dead’) do not devour other zombies. No, they go after those who are dead to sin but fully alive to righteousness.
However, when you are hungry because you are denying your flesh of pleasure (natural bread), the devil will confront you like he did to Jesus in Matthew 4:3 (NKJV). Satan said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread” because he knew Jesus was hungry.
The devil will always tempt you to use God’s supernatural abilities that are within you to fulfill the desires of your flesh. Jesus was fasting, so He had no business eating, right? Yet, the devil tempted Him to transform the stones to bread.
Jesus knew better, though and replied, “It is written ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
God did not fill us with the supernatural gifts of His Spirit for us to indulge in our own personal agendas. He in fact bestowed those capabilities unto us so we can fulfill His will in world.
Your wilderness experience (Part one)
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