Kathy — Identity is knowing who you are and being confident you have purpose for being here. The first shot the devil took at Jesus in the wilderness was at His identity: “IF You are God’s Son, then command these stones.” However, Jesus was so confident of His identity that Satan couldn’t tempt Him to even have to prove it. (Ps.71:18)
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The result of Moses taking things into hand within an acceptable timeframe were: (1.) only one Egyptian out of the way; (2.) the status of Israel remained unchanged; and (3.) Moses has just paid full tuition for the next 80 semesters of “The Wilderness Theological Seminary.” After experiencing the wilderness, however, Moses was then ready to receive the mandate that he had been set aside 80 yrs. earlier to carry out. (Heb.3:5)
Pharaoh said, “They are entangled in the wilderness.”(Ex14:3) Entangled means “involved”. It would appear that, in the present, they were so worried about rocks, brush and varmints that they forgot about the freedom on the other side of wilderness. “Coming out” may look different and require different decisions and actions than we originally predicted. But going back is not an alternative.
(Kathy G.) I believe the reason Jesus was led into the wilderness was because He was the prototype for wilderness training. He went there as a son and left there as a son, and there’s no indication it took a long time in between! Some keys we can take from His wilderness example will equip us: 1) It is difficult to be led by one thing while dominated by another. So when you are in wilderness circumstances, don’t allow an orphan spirit or rebellious spirit to dominate your thinking. Father will always see to it that sons “are led by the Spirit” out of wildernesses to fulfillment and glory, but orphans and rebels are not thinking like sons and do not know how to be led of His Spirit.
(This is the sixth excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Bringing Sons to Glory“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
(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.)
There are many disappointed people dreading the coming years. When I stop and listen to their dire predictions, I tend to become disheartened myself. There are people preaching and prophesying out of their anger over current national and world events rather than proclaiming the Word of the Lord. There are those sounding off because of elections and appointments that didn’t proffer certain results. (Rather than standing firmly upon the never-failing Word of Almighty God, people will shift loyalties and not endure sound doctrine to get a quick fix like Esau did, like Esau who forfeited his birthright.) A murmuring Israel left Egypt and their murmuring manner turned a two-week walk into a forty year period of time that allowed the murmurers to die off before the coming generation could inherit the promised land. The murmurers died outside of facilitation. How sad that a generation had to wait for a preceding, unbelieving generation to die before they could receive promise. But, as always, there was a remnant and there will be a remnant, and the likes of Joshua and Caleb got to enjoy what the remainder of their generation chose not to walk in.
(This is the eighth excerpt from Marty’s article “Time for Issachar“ published in SEEC Magazine.
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