Satan Lives In The Desert Places


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“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” Mattthew 4:1
When Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit, the first thing the Father did was to lead Him into the desert. Whom did Jesus meet in the desert? He met Satan. But Jesus didn’t carry the devil to the desert with Him, the devil was already in the desert places waiting for Jesus to arrive. And Satan still lives in the low and lonely, abandoned desert places, and he is waiting for you to allow your mind to get there, so he can beat you with the stick you’ve handed him. I know that sounds harsh and we want to encourage you, so please pull yourself out of the wilderness, because Satan lives there and he hates you. But he doesn’t just hate you, he hates everybody.
Now, Jesus obviously handled Satan correctly by ignoring his taunts and speaking the Word to him, and He did that in order to show us how to do it, but that’s not the point… The point is that Satan lives in the desert. Listen, when people want to live in total isolation; where do they often go? To the desert… When New York gangsters and Hollywood celebrities wanted to build a place where gambling, prostitution and every other sin and chaos would be legal and accepted; where did they go? When people thought up a “Festival” where every kind of debauched and grotesque form of self and Satan worship imaginable would be accepted; culminating with the burning of a huge wooden “Man”… Where did they go?… Again, Satan lives in the desert, he lives in isolation; and he thrives on chaos… So please don’t let the difficulties of life drive you into loneliness, isolation and impossibility. If you are there, please don’t stay there. Chaos and craziness will follow and Satan loves that. As always, we welcome your comments.

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