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Pastor's Thoughts (February )
“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.”
We are in the first week of Lent. Jesus was in the desert for 40 days.
The Israelites were wandering for 40 years. 40 is a number that is
significant in the Word of God.
The devil waited forty days to tempt Jesus. During that time, I believe
Jesus was preparing himself to answer the devil. He waited until he
was hungry and tired. He thought Jesus would be vulnerable and he
was mistaken. Jesus was ready with the Word of God to give an answer.
As we go through these forty days of Lent, are we preparing ourselves
to answer the devil when he tempts us? Are we applying the Scriptures
to be victorious? Are we spiritually prepared? Or are we tired of daily
trials and struggles and hungry for the Spirit to intervene? We need to
be in prayer and in the Word to be ready.
For the Holy Spirit to intervene, we need to be spiritually prepared to
do battle with the Word of God. The devil does not give us forty days
to prepare. He goes about daily as a roaring lion seeking to destroy.
These forty days of Lent are a time for us to prepare our hearts again
for Jesus to fill us each day with the Spirit to be victorious.
My prayer is that we will grow ever closer to Jesus during these 40
days of Lent.