Working my way through Matthew, I found this note in Matthew 4, when Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness:
The Spirit drives Jesus into the wilderness.
40 years for Israel.
40 days for Moses.
40 days for Elijah.
The place of temptation where Israel failed, Jesus would redeem.
Each of these had a “40” to deal with and it was at the beginning of something. It would catapult Moses, Israel, and Elijah to the next thing.
The enemy works to cut us off right before breakthrough. The PROCESS is key. When God has a path… WALK IT.
The Lord is doing a work and calls us to full obedience. Don’t pull up short in the work God has for you!