The Holy Spirit took Jesus to the wilderness to meet Satan for battle before His mission [of spreading His good news] would commence. Satan wanted to face off with Jesus to stop Him from starting His ministry by hurling his top temptations.
All Christians will be taken to meet the enemy for testing. Testing is the mechanism that refines a believer in Christ. While amidst our testing, it will be uncomfortable, but afterward, we will see the result in our lives.