Theme : FASTING
Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
-Jesus had just been baptised by John the Baptist at river Jordan where the Holy Spirit descended upon Him.
-The Spirit then led Him to the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
-40 is the number of temptations/tribulations.
-Jesus was hungry & the devil used that weakness in the first temptation where he told Jesus to command stone to bread.
-Let us ask the Holy Spirit to protect us from the devil & not to lead us into temptation just like in the Lords Prayer.
-Fasting & prayer are important weapons in fighting evil as we seek strength from the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, You are my Lord & protector. Lead me not into temptations & deliver me from all evil. Strengthen me when I am weak & as I fast in the heart be my helper. I am hungry for You, fill me with your gifts, fruits & great power. Amen.
Please meditate of this week’s theme, Fasting.