A Word from Pastor Dennis – June 13, 2020
At once the Spirit sent Him out into the wilderness.
Jesus has just been baptized. Heaven has opened up and the Spirit descended like a dove (v.10) and the Father voiced His blessing for all to hear, "You are My Son whom I love; with You I am well pleased." (v.11)
Then, verse 12 tells us that the Spirit sent Him "At once into the wilderness." There, Jesus stood alone against the wiles of Satan. We face the same challenges of Satan from the moment we open our hearts to the Holy Spirit. Satan lashes out with every weapon in his arsenal, and the good news is we don't have to stand alone. We must stand together.