The importance of the wilderness

There was eighteen years between Jesus displaying much knowledge in the temple at the age of twelve, and his being flung into public ministry at the age of thirty. There was approximately the same number of years between Saul’s conversion and the time when Barnabas came from Antioch to take him into public ministry.

Many people refer to this time in between the call and active ministry as the wilderness. Perhaps you’ve been there, or are there now. Most of us need to experience significant time in the wilderness before planting and establishing anything. You may find this chart and article helpful:

So don’t be surprised if the first thing the Father invites you to do is sit, shed, wait, be prepared, and ultimately be strengthened in the wilderness.

Our upcoming gathering on the 17th of August relates to this transition: The Freedom Journey

Next: What a Kingdom Family Looks Like