Every bit of this chapter spoke to the future me. I understand now why the spirit of God has been beckoning me to read the book of Luke. It brought confirmations, instructions and understanding to my journey.
I’m sure the title has called you here and I want you to grab your bible and sit with me for a second, if you were drawn here this word is for you.
LUKE CHAPTER 4
This chapter starts off with Jesus being tempted in the wilderness. (4:1) And He was full of the Holy Ghost….. led by the spirit into the wilderness. He did not eat nothing, but when it ended, after He hungered.
We come into a time when everything is still. Jesus fasted for 40 days, take this as natural and spiritual. Fast means He did not eat anything . The Holy Spirit is telling me he rested with God, He was emptied to be filled. To get where God wants us to be we will have to remove the thing that we depend on the most. Why? because you are expecting to be stirred and filled a dependent on the Holy Spirit, being taught only by the spirit of God. becoming one with the Holy Spirit insures that what you are being told is God filled My sheep knows my voice John 10:27&28
4:3-13 Takes us into the tempting, the devil did his very best. First he wanted Jesus to prove Himself (4:3)
How many of you have felt you had to prove who God says you are to others. Here is proof that, that’s faithful satan up to his same old tricks.
Jesus’s answer was an answer straight from out of the word of God (4:4) It is written that man shall not live on bread alone, but by every word of God. The devil then promised the world to Jesus
Who has experienced a desire for fame and fortune? Who has desired control? I’m not saying these things are a sin I’m saying to desie them are. Our desire should be to be pleasing to God. Then fame and fortune will be gifted unto you for the obedience of saying yes to what has been asked of you. Let’s go back to the word
Jesus responded again with the word of God. For it is written Thu shalt worship the Lord the thy God and Him alone shall thy serve.
When you have passed these temptations the enemy will even come in like he is for the team of the Heavenly Father and start quoting scripture. (4:10) says satan for it is written he shall give his angels charge over thee and their hands they shall bear thee up. lest anytime thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus says Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. The word says the devil departed from him for that season.
Let me say this before I go on. Satan will try to compromise Gods word. Please not scripture is unchanging there is no compromising.
We are taught how to fight these battles , our weapons are right there in the word of God, right in our faces in the Holy bible. Yes your looking right at it.
The spirit gives us the scripture for our battles satan is consistent he doesn’t try anything new, He stays on the same path, trying to prove to God that you aren’t worthy of the power that God has given to you. When you have won that battle he leaves for a season. (4:14) Starts by saying And Jesus returned in the Power of the spirit, into Galilee and there went out a fame of him through all the region. And he taught is their synagogues being glorified of all.
No need to look for attention. When the spirit of God is in you people will seek you they will flock to you.
This is were the Holy Spirit spoke to me loud in clear (4:18) Jesus opened the book of the prophet Esaias. The word says when he laid open the book he found the place. Saying the spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel. (4:20) then he closed the book he said to them today the scripture is fulfilled in your eyes. (4:22) they didn’t understand why he had such power, what made him so special, what made him think he was the prophesy. Jesus than says in (4:24) No prophet is accepted in his own country.
It’s hard to be accepted by the people who knew us pre Holy spirit this is why the lessons of Jesus in the wilderness is important . When it’s about God your not concerned about the ones not willing to listening. Your concerned with the ones that are hungry for the word of God. Your man concern is being obedient to the word of God on your life.
(4:28-32) Tells us that they had gotten so upset with what Jesus said that they had gotten to get to kill Jesus. the word says he slept right by them.
This reminds us that there’s no need to worry Gods timing reigns supreme.
(4:33-37) These verses tell us about Jesus rebuking the spirit of the unclean devil from a man (4:36) Reminds us that we have power and authority to command and when we use it all wil know. (4:37) And the fame of him went out unto every place of the country round about.
We are unsure if we have the power an authority. We have been told “not to play with God” We have been trained to believe that God is not with us, that He is far away. We have been taught to close our mouths and let the leaders speak. We have lost the sense that the leader lives in us.
(4:38)Jesus healed simoens mother in law and she got up and ministered to the people.
(4:40) Tells us that Jesus laid hands on the sick and devils fled and knew his name.
Are you afraid for devils to know your name? God has us covered, we worry about simple attacks (tests) we worry about being on satans most wanted list. We play it safe and let the spirit of God sit dormant in us.
(4:42) The word says Jesus went to the desert place and the people looked for him, they wanted him to stay kin Galilee and Jesus told them he must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities that is why he was sent.
This is why we must move, we must keep the word and glory of God flowing through cities. satan is going to do what he does, God expects us to do what we do with his spirit that rest in us. When you are afraid to move and feel you are not equip remember God doesn’t tell us to go and not have our backs of have already prepared us. go forth filled with the Power of the spirit of God