And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,Luke 4:1
Dear Church and Friends,
Fasting is hard, that’s just all there is to it. I get hungry after two hours. All the food commercials on TV don’t help that either. But Jesus went forty days without eating. Luke gives us a clue about how that happened and it implies something wonderful for us as well, (as always).
When Jesus left the Jordan after being baptized by John it says, “being full of the Holy Ghost.” A person that is full isn’t hungry. This filling lasted him the entire time he was in the wilderness. It can last us the entire time we are in this wilderness.
Sometimes our desires get out of control and satisfaction cannot be found. We look to the swill of the wilderness to satisfy us. However, there is a remedy. We can go daily, as often as we like to the fountain of living water and fill up. Prayer, meditation, Bible reading and study, worship, and godly conversations can provide us with the fullness of His presence.
This filling is important because the wilderness is a dangerous place. It is full too. Full of the devil and his temptations. Jesus, because he was full of the Spirit, was lead by the Spirit into the wilderness. The only way we will be able to navigate the wilderness is by the leading of the Holy Ghost.
Look to Him today for your satisfaction and filling. Let Him lead you, because whether you want to or not the wilderness awaits.
Music: Beautiful Life by Grandpa Jones, Roy Clark, Stringbean, and Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Prayer Request: Please pray for the following.
- Emma Gouch as she continues to recover.
- Joanah Renner, who is taking a licensing exam today.
- Rafael and Jicela Valter, Stone Mountain, Ga. Rafael Valter planted Iglesia Bautista Ágape in Stone Mountain, Ga. Please pray that God will use Iglesia Bautista Ágape to bring many people to repentance, conversion and baptism and that they will live their lives to glorify Him so it becomes undeniable that God continues to save through Jesus Christ.
Catechism: Craig’s Catechism (1581) [4. The First Part of God’s Honor.]
Question 124: Why did He do that?
Answer: To show His infinite power.
Question 125: Why then did He occupy six days?
Answer: That we might be able better to consider Him in His works.
Question 126: Why are they put in our belief?
Answer: To bear witness to us of their Creator.
Question 127: What do they testify of Him?
Answer: That He is infinite in power, in wisdom, and goodness.
All my best.
Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.Luke 4:2
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