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THE WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE.
Matthew 11: 28 – 30. When the child of God trusts the lord and allows him to direct his path, He will show him/her great and mighty things that he/she cannot imagine or think about.
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The process of fulfilling God’s destiny and purpose for our lives is a journey. Part of the journey is going through the wilderness to refine us and show us great and mighty things.
Every true saint of God will go through the wilderness, to pick up the yoke of our Lord and learn of him. His yoke is easy and his burden is light. The wilderness is a place of growth, revelation, strength, and courage.
The wilderness experience is part of our journey with the lord. It is a place where the saints of God experience God, make new discoveries, experience the grace of God to fulfill their destiny.
You transition from one place to another and morph like a butterfly. Your faithfulness is proved .It is a place of testing and trials, to strengthen you and produce fruit.
EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE WHO HAD THE WIDERNESS EXPERIENCE IN THE BIBLE:
1 OLD TESTAMENT.
a) MOSES: Exodus 2: 11- 15; Exodus 3: 1 – 15.
He fled from his place as a prince in Pharaoh’s palace to the desert and became a fugitive.
In the desert, he tended the flock of Jethro his father in law.
He trained as a shepherd.
Lesson: As a shepherd, he learned leadership, humility and courage.
He heard the voice of God in the wilderness.
He got a revelation of God
He had his calling, and received instructions in the wilderness.
He experienced the power and miracles of God also in the wilderness.
b) ELIJAH: 1 Kings 19: 13 -19.
He feared for his life. Upset that Israel had turned their backs on the Lord.’
He thought he was the only one following the lord.
Sent into the wilderness by the lord.
He discovered that he was not the only one.
He received a revelation of people , chosen by God. He was asked to ordain or anoint them.
God gave him an assistant.
He received a revelation, that there were many more faithful followers of God.
c) ISRAEL: Exodus 13: 17.
The Journey was believed to be an 11days journey. Deut 1:2
Due to their disobedience, it ended up being a 40yrs journey — Numbers 14: 34.
Israel experienced the presence of God in the wilderness (pillar of Fire and cloud)
The experienced the provision of God. See : Exodus 16: 1-36, Exodus 15: 22-27; Exodus 17: 1-7; Numbers 21:9.
The miracles of God.
Suffered the consequences of disobedience.
d) Korah’s rebellion: Numbers 16: 1-50.
Korah, Dathan, Abiram stirred some members of the congregation to rebel against Moses and Aaron.
They murmurmed and complain.
The ground claved and they were all swallowed.
Vital to be obedient to God and be submissive to authority.
Respect those the Lord has placed as overseers over you.
Pray for them.
Be humble before the Lord.
2. NEW TESTAMENT.
I) JOHN THE BAPTIST. Luke 3: 2-3.
Received the word in the wilderness.
He discovered his mission and purpose in the wilderness.
He got a revelation of his message. John 1:23.
ii) PAUL: 2 Corinth 11: 26.
Paul was taken into the wilderness
He was taught of Christ and had a revelation
ii) CHRIST: Luke 4: 1 – 13.
Christ was led to the wilderness by the spirit.
He was tempted by the devil in the wilderness.
The devil may cause you to question the provision of God.
Tempt you with the pride of life.
He responded each time with the word.
He returned with power.
He launched his ministry after the wilderness experience.
God‘s plans are for our good.
It’s time to move forward into God’s destiny and purpose for our lives.