“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” (Matthew 4:1)
We understand Matthew 3:16 to mean that Jesus was invested with Holy Spirit power as he came out of Jordan following his baptism by John. At once Jesus was “led up of the Spirit into the wilderness” (or—as Mark more dramatically put it—“Immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness”).
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Author: P. H. Adams
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Bible reference(s): Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:13, Luke 4:2-13, , Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 4:15
Source: “Difficulties in the Daily Readings,” The Testimony, Vol. 20 No. 235, July 1950, p. 297. Used with permission.
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