In Luke 4:1-10 after Jesus had fasted for forty days, he was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness. Take note that he was led by the Holy Spirit. You must never enter into the wilderness unprepared and without a guide. It is dangerous. Jesus fasted for forty days – forty days of mortification, forty days of crucifixion of the flesh and the lust thereof. Jesus was loaded when he entered the wilderness. Even before the forty days fast, he was baptized and given divine endorsement. The Holy Spirit descended upon him before he was taken into the wilderness.
Part of the preparation for the wilderness is memorization of the word of God. Psa. 119:10 says, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” How much of the word of God do you have in your heart? You need to be loaded with the word of God before you enter the wilderness if you want to have victory.
1 John 2:15-17, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
There is something wrong with trying to reduce the essence of Christian meetings to what we can eat, what we can have, what we can be and what we can handle. By so doing, we make it earthbound; we magnify the lust instead of crucifying it.
One of the ways to have comprehensive dominion over this aggressive spirit, called lust, is to put on Christ. Rom. 13:14 says, “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” The more of Christ you have in you, the more positioned you are to have dominion over the lust of the flesh, lust of the eye and pride of life. It is the Christ in you, the incarnate word of God inside of you, like the rod of Moses that will swallow up the snakes of the magicians.
The word of God, Christ in us is the hope of glory. The more consolidated you are in Christ, the more Christlike you are, the more victory you have over lust of the flesh, lust of the eye and pride of life.
- Dear Heavenly Father, I worship and adore you in Jesus name. I ask you to graciously fill me with Christ till the world no longer sees me but Jesus shinning through me. I proclaim that through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross at Cavalry all my sins are forgiven. I have dominion over sin, self, lust of the flesh, lust of the eye and pride of life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED………