The Power To Begin Series 4.0 | A Way In The Wilderness Part 1

Salients Facts About The Wilderness

  • The wilderness is where champions are made – David, Moses, Jesus,  and Joseph were made during their wilderness experience.
  • Wilderness is a place of obscurity, where your exploits might not be noticeable. 
  • You can extend your stay more than necessary in the wilderness:  The Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness instead of 40 days.
  • The wilderness experience is not meant to consume you but to prepare you for the task ahead of you: David, Joseph, Moses, Job, and Jesus are case studies.
  • The wilderness is just a passage and not a place to stay permanently- Jesus spent just forty days in the wilderness and moved on into his ministry. Moses spent forty years and started his assignment. Joseph spent 13 years in the Potiphar’s house and prison, and he started his assignment. David spent about 13 years after being anointed by Samuel, running helter-skelter from king Saul for the major part before he ascended the throne as king. So wilderness is not a permanent place to be; it is just a training ground.
  • The wilderness experience is a time of preparation and a time of temptation, and ultimately a place to be elevated.
  • Don’t grumble, complain or murmur while in the wilderness, instead pray to God and trust in him.
  • Many are going round in circles today in their wilderness because they have not passed their examinations.