Can you imagine 40 days of fasting and prayer in the wilderness? That was Jesus’ journey as recorded in the Gospels. As it says in Mark 1:12-13: “At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.” Matthew and Luke tell us of the encounter Jesus had with the evil one himself during this trying time (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13).
This ||40days|| journey leads us into the desert like Jesus, where we will struggle with the raw temptations and trials that the evil one puts before us. We face the cravings of the world that the Apostle John described as “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life” (1 John 2:16, NIV).
Watch this video below, featuring the powerful illustrations of Si Smith, which conveys the anguish of Jesus’ own 40 days in the wilderness:
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