Monday, December 11, 2017

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF JESUS SPENDING FORTY DAYS IN THE WILDERNESS IS NOT LOST ON EVERYONE, EVEN IF PEOPLE WONDER WHY HE DID NOT SPEND THE TIME IN THE CARIBBEAN OR THE RUSSIAN FORESTS. Imagine If Jesus Spent Forty Days On The Moon, Then That Would Really Have Issued A Challenge To The Unbelievers Of The Truth Who Seek An Man From Outer Space. Jesus became a man so that he could experience what it is like to live as a human and be tempted as a human.

Specifically you seek to know whether there is any significance about Jesus being driven into the wilderness. Coincidentally, Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness and the Hebrews spent forty years in the wilderness.
  • Your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your prostitution, until your dead bodies are consumed in the wilderness. After the number of the days in which you spied out the land, even forty days, for every day a year, you will bear your iniquities, even forty years, and you will know my alienation. (Numbers 14:33-34)
The Hebrews spied out the land that they were promised for forty days but came back suffering from unbelief. Jesus was taken into the wilderness for forty days and came back preaching the Kingdom of God, only unable to perform miracles and healings for people when they manifested unbelief. (Matthew 13:58) In fact, Jesus found it difficult to comprehend people’s unbelief.
  • And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching. (Mark 6:6)
Interestingly, according to the Covenant made with Moses, the high priest had to take a goat on the Day of Atonement and send it out into the wilderness.
  • He shall take the two goats, and set them before Yahweh at the door of the Tent of Meeting. Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats; one lot for Yahweh, and the other lot for the scapegoat. Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for Yahweh, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell for the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before Yahweh, to make atonement for him, to send him away for the scapegoat into the wilderness. (Leviticus 16:7-10)
Implicit in the idea of the goat being sent into the wilderness, away from the people, is the idea that the judgment of sin that the Devil would lay upon people, God will take upon Himself. After taking the judgment of sin upon Himself, God will cast it, along with the Devil, who created sin in the first place, away into the outer darkness; a wilderness where there is nothing of worth.

Jesus went into the wilderness and was tested to see if he would succumb to the wiles of the Devil when weak and vulnerable, after forty days of fasting without food.

Only People With Character Get To Enjoy The Fruits Of Experience

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