The Pattern of our lives is revealed by the Author and Finisher of Our Faith.

To be Spirit filled is glorious but many stop there never imagining that this is provision for our journey through the wilderness. It is here in this personal wilderness that God in His sovereignty allows the enemy to examine our faith to see if he can find anything of himself in us (John 14:30). It is here that outward provision is stripped away and the temptation is to satisfy ourselves.

Luke 4:3-4 “And the devil said, ‘If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.’ And Jesus answered him, saying, ‘It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”

Yesterday’s word was valid and met the need. The temptation is to act on that word today and move out in our own direction and strength.

There is a proceeding word that is God breathed and birthed out of a moment by moment communion. We are to live in that moment and move by its leading.

May we each be reduced to the simplicity of just walking with Him and loving and worshiping Him and letting Him lead us. Everything that God has for us will become our spiritual reality as we abide in Him.

By divine design the wilderness weakens and ultimately renders powerless anything in us that would react to the enemy. The wilderness exposes the lies we believe. These lies are the children of the enemy (John 8:44) and give him visitation rights. His only power is to keep us in that place of deception.

The Spirit of life in Christ Jesus liberates us and renders the enemy powerless. It is not just a single act of faith but a walk of faith that brings us to a place of complete dependency on our Beloved.

As we live in Him we move out of the wilderness in the power of the Holy Spirit in love, joy, peace and trust.

Song of Solomon 8:5 “Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?”

Curtis Crews‎

Luke 4:1-2 “And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. Being forty days tempted of the devil.”

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