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Lead Into The Wilderness

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

Luke 4:1-4
(1) And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
(2) Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
(3) And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
(4) And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

One of the things God will be teaching you by His Spirit the deliverance through His word against the devil. Without Godís word and Spirit can you tell the devil the truth about God the answer is no. Jesus was lead into the wilderness and was there with God for forty days. Forty days of fasting and praying seems like a long time if Jesus was the Only Begotten Son of God, but Jesus had to experience the world through the faith and eyes of a believer, so He can say not by knowledge only but by feeling the infirmities of faith in his own body for each of us. He came as example to us and declaring I know what you are going through. Jesus as hungry as he was heard the devil tell him why not turn those stones into bread. Jesus reply was that one did not live on bread alone but by every word of God that precedes out of his mouth. Power in those words. Because despite what human body can handle, God is able to deliver. Despite what is thought possible Godís power is greater. Godís word will enable you live when all hope is gone. Godís promise will not allow the devil to beat you at his mind games of destruction.

How do you know this true it is something every believer including myself have to apply daily to oneís life. It learning when the devil tries to convince you his way is better you have to believe Godís word is better. Only way to know this is by applying Godís word to oneís life. Jesus in the wilderness after being hunger could have had a banquet set before him and not just turn stone into bread, but instead He choose to feast on manna from heaven, Godís Holy Word as He went toe to toe with the devil. Next time you go toe to toe with the devil consider feasting on manna from heaven right in the presence of your enemy. Knowing that enemy has no power but to destroy the human body and only if God allows for life is in His word and not in human hands of destruction.

Dear Heavenly Father thank you for the power of your word, may it hold us together even when we feel unglued by the enemy. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

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