OCTOBER 6, 2013 – AN ORDAINED WILDERNESS – Do you realize that the Holy Spirit will actually lead you into a wilderness time? Luke 4:1 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, (NKJ) Jesus was led straight into the wilderness by the Spirit. He was not led into one of the toughest times of His life by not being close to His Father; in fact it was the complete opposite. Not only that, but Jesus was fasting. And it gets even more amazing than that – On the day that He ended His fast the enemy came straight to Him and spoke to Him (Luke 4:1-3). That to me is so incredible! Jesus was led into a wilderness time by the Spirit for forty days, He was tempted in the wilderness, and when He ended His fast the enemy tempted Him in very great ways. Maybe you have been walking really close to the Lord, maybe you have even just ended a long fast, and it seems that all of a sudden your whole world seems to have come crashing down. Do not let this time lead you in to a time of doubting God. Your faith is strong! God knows that and He has personally led you to this wilderness time. Use God’s word to get you through this time, just like Jesus did! (Luke 4:4-12)