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Can Any Good Come from Hard Times? - From the Wilderness into Wide Spaces
Episode 529th January 2023 • Lifehouse Japan • Lifehouse International Church
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(English) In this message Ps Catherine talks about if any good could come our of hard times in these 6 points:

(Luke 4:1-2 NIV) “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, (2) where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.”

1.The Father Loves You

2.The Holy Spirit is with You

(Luke 4:3-4 NIV) “The devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.’ (4) Jesus answered, ‘It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone.’” 

3.Feed Yourself the Right Things

(Luke 4:5-12 NIV) “The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. (6) And he said to him, ‘I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. (7) If you worship me, it will all be yours.’ (8) Jesus answered, ‘It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’ (9) The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. ‘If you are the Son of God,’ he said, ‘throw yourself down from here. (10) For it is written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; (11) they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’’ (12) Jesus answered, ‘It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

4.There is Always a Way Out

(1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV) “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 

5.Trust in God’s Plan

(Luke 4:13-14 NIV) “When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time. (14) Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.” 

6.Empowered and Enlarged 

(James 1:2-4 TPT) “My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties, see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! (3) For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up in you the power of endurance. (4) And then as your endurance grows even stronger, it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.”

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