Your Being SET UP...
January 7, 2021, 9:10 AM

Mark Chapter 1 (NKJV)

Satan Tempts Jesus

12 Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness. 13 And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.

Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry

14 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel [f]of the kingdom of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God [g]is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

 

In reading Mark 1:12 there is one word that is interesting and stands out, that word is “drove”. In Mark 1:12-13 when Jesus was in the wilderness being tempted by Satan for forty days. It does not say that the “devil” drove him into the wilderness… It says that the Holy “Spirit” did!...

I believe that it is important for us to understand in things that we face in life from time to time, that the “Spirit” is not as interested in your comfort as He is interested in your development

So many people would much rather hear us preach a God that is “happy” rather than a God that is “Holy”…

There are times that we of course would much rather be led into a field full of Sunflowers and joy. It is however critical for us to fathom the thought that the Spirit may allow us to be in a situation not for the purpose of falling, but for the purpose of reveling to our enemies who we are really called to be.

Remember this… The Spirit is setting you up…

Your being set up, not to revel how weak you are…
BUT, to show your enemy how strong you are… And how awesome you are in Christ Jesus!  

 

Blessing, 
Pastor Jonathan Pannell 

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