The Wilderness and Sabotage
(Kathy G.) Though Satan could not sabotage The Only Begotten Son’s relationship with Father, he obviously hasn’t quit trying to sabotage sons of God. It gives us an edge to realize that devils are not geniuses nor mind-readers, but they can smell “wilderness” on us. Sons are most vulnerable to be devoured when they are in a wilderness condition. We are simply more easily shaken when we are in a wilderness place of feeling desolation, loneliness, abandonment, confusion, oppression and depression. The wilderness is a low place with no way out, a smothering place with no wind of change or breath of hope stirring. The issues of our own soul usually drive us into wilderness conditions, but Jesus was led by the Spirit into His wilderness experience. That indicates some wildernesses are God plans for the process, but whatever the drive or draw, wilderness times are part of the process of moving “from glory to glory.” The good news is that Father intends they work out for our good. As mature sons, we can be confident that coming to glory means coming to a God outcome, and it is Father’s will that wildernesses end up positioning and changing us to fit promise and be equipped for purpose.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Bringing Sons to Glory“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)