This message is from the whole chapter of Luke Ch. 4, It was right after Jesus was baptized , by John The Baptist, and filled with the Holy Spirit.
So what happened to Jesus right after he was filled with power from on high?
What you will learn in this detailed message is what happened to Jesus, right after he was filled with the power of the holy spirit. It is, and will be the same for any true remnant one, that is passionately , pursuing the lord.
Luk 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
Luk 4:2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
Note: Only in the Gospel of Luke do we read, Jesus was tempted for 40 days, all the other Gospels say, he was in the wilderness 40 days and tempted of the Devil. So Jesus , while on a 40 day fast, was tempted the whole time. The devil will always come and try to tempt you, try and get you to compromise, fall away, etc. He never lets up. It is a battle to the end, against our flesh and the Devil. Many think they will have a life of ease, and fields of flowers, but this is not what Jesus faced, it is not what his true ones will, and are facing.
So, right after we are filled, or refilled, this makes the enemy made, he hates anything Holy, and he hates the lord, he hates the Holy, for he is un -holy, un holy people despise people who are holy, as we will see they also hated Jesus. But first what stands out is.
The Devil tempted Jesus 40 days, the Holy Spirit lead him to the wilderness to be tempted, now the word says God tempts no man,
The lord lead him to the wilderness to be tempted-tested, the lord ordained it and allowed it, but he did not do the tempting the Devil did. (See Job Ch 1). What ever we face, the lord allows, or it would not be happening, there is a divine reason for every test-trial-tribulation-unanswered prayer, the lord knows the why, and what he is doing, we must submit to these times of testing, trials and such.
Jesus passed the test-temptation, and after the 40 days the devil left, but only for a season, the enemy may not seem to be around a day, but the next day he comes again, or our flesh comes and tries to make us do something against the word.
Luk 4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
What happened after this episode teaches us a great deal. Jesus came out of his wilderness, and he came to the people, and preached a radical truth, the preaching of such truth caused him to almost be killed, the Jews were so mad they wanted to toss him off a cliff. Has anyone wanted to toss you off a cliff for speaking truth?
Yes, if your speaking the whole truth, we will face persecution, but you can not be touched, or die before your time, as Jesus just walked through the angry crowd, it was not His time, he had the cross to face, not being toss down a cliff.
Luk 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
Luk 4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
Luk 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
Luk 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Luk 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luk 4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
Luk 4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
Luk 4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
Luk 4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
Luk 4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
The very first thing that happened, rejection and a murder attempt, can, or, should we expect anything else.
Luk 4:24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
This is a big key to his rejection, they said, 'hay this is the son of Joseph, we know him, he says these things, kill him', reader, a prophet is never accepted in their home town, many times, not even in their own home, also not in their own country. A true believer who speaks truth, filled with the spirit, is not accepted by those around them, it is the way it is, we all face this, when you get the real deal, no one will want anything to do with you, this happened to our lord, it happens to us.
After this episode, the very next thing that happened, the miracles started to happen, being rejected, scoffed at, will not stop the lord from moving through you, man can not stop God, the devil can not, only you can stop yourself by sin and timidity.
Luk 4:32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
Luk 4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
Luk 4:34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
Luk 4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
Luk 4:36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
The first was casting out demons, it makes since, as he just cast Satan and his temptation from him, so his second attack, manifestation, was a demon, right after the death threat, rejection, overcoming the wilderness experience, he came from that wilderness in Power, not weakness. This is why we need these times, these wildernesses, these fiery trials, they help us to go to the people in POWER. Expect a demon to greet you on the way to the people, this man was in the synagogue, we have people who are of the devil in our churches today, same thing. They are not just out on the streets, or the ghettos, no, they could be someone sitting right next to you. If not possessed, and they are a so called Christian, they can be used of the devil in many ways, while claiming to be a Christian, yet in their heart, they are not, such ones can become the remnants worse enemy, those of the household of Faith.
Luk 4:38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her.
Luk 4:39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
Luk 4:40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
Luk 4:41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
The miracle power of the lord, is working in his remnant ones right now.
So I will break all this down.
1. Jesus was filled with the FULL power of the holy spirit.
2. The Holy Spirit lead him to the wilderness to be tested.
3. Jesus overcame and returned with greater power.
4. Jesus proclaimed the truth in the synagogue.
5. Jesus was rejected and they tried to kill him.
6. Jesus caste out a demon, the devils little minion manifested right after Jesus over came the leader, Satan, the first miracle in the chapter was casting out of a demon
7. The demoniac was in a Synagogue, ( We have many in the church today, many preachers themselves are the ones )
8. Jesus healed Peters mother, and than left the house and healed all kinds of people, and caste out more demons.
The perfect 8.
We can follow this perfect 8. we can do the same as our lord, we will face all our lord faced, we are called to take up our cross and follow him. Jesus's suffering, left us an example of what to expect in our holy pilgrimage.
It is not by your might , or power, but by the spirit of the lord. Nothing else will work, nothing else will get you through what your facing, nothing, but death to self, endurance, waiting , trials, you become more precious than Gold. A true believer, one who is a person passionate about the lord, speaks truth, gives Prophetic warnings and hard truth, etc. you will be rejected, so expect all this in your journey, it is all the spirit, we are sinners saved by grace, it is ALL the lord, he will bring us out in power, we will not be hiding, but on the front line , radical, Christ exalting, ministries and ministers that will turn our area up side down, the thing is, we must first be turned upside down.
The Lord bless all of you, never give up, fight on, and love on, never compromise , always preach truth, the whole counsel of the lord, it is our holy duty.
Until the next email my prayers go with you.