Today the wilderness - Tomorrow may mean taking the message to the world

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And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
(Luke 4:14-15 ESV)

These are how Luke describes the life of Jesus when He came from the desert temptations. He returned in the power of the Spirit!

Up to this point Jesus has kept his head pretty much down. There's a glimmer of His ministry as a boy in the temple but nothing until He reaches 30 and is baptised by john, driven to the wilderness, tempted and then Bang!

Suddenly Jesus is the talk of the town i mean country! And ultimately the world!

I read this passage this morning and found it very encouraging that the Spirit of God can take someone from harsh circumstances and hostility and use them in power for the Glory of God. It's hopeful isn't it?
Right now are we in the wilderness? Are we pounded by temptation and assaults from the evil one?

Tomorrow the Spirit may fill us with power for His glory in this world!

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