Day 61 Matthew 4:1-11

It is written, “Then Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted there by the Devil.  For forty days and forty nights he ate nothing and became very hungry.  Then the Devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, change these stones into loaves of bread.” But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God. ‘Then the Devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple , and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, He orders his angels to protect you. And they will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone.’ “Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, `Do not test the Lord your God.’* “Next the Devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him the nations of the world and all their glory. 9 “I will give it all to you,” he said, “If you will only kneel down and worship me. “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, you must worship the Lord your God; serve only him. “Then the Devil went away, and angels came and cared for Jesus.” Matthew 4:1-11

 

“Then Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted there by the Devil.  For forty days and forty nights he ate nothing and became very hungry.” We must understand that the temptation of Christ did not happen until after receiving His Baptism. In Preparation of his attack against the enemy, he fasted for 40 days only to be nourished by the Word of the Lord. Even though Jesus was weakened in His Body, he was overwhelming strengthen in His Spirit! He exchanged natural food for the supernatural power of God’s Word. “Then the Devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, change these stones into loaves of bread.” Now stop here, I don’t want you to miss what was just said. The devil asked Jesus if he was the son of God, he would command the stones. Now, the devil knew Jesus was the Son of God, but said if so he could see how Jesus would react. If you don’t know who you are in the Lord, it will not be validity but the enemy. The devil through every situation is trying to test your faith and what your destiny is in the Lord. I can’t tell you how many people fall under the lie of sin. They see what they have done in their life and because of their actions; they condemn themselves to living a life that isn’t who they are. We must see this lie and cut it off at the root!

 

“But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God.” Combat the devils lie with the Word of the Lord. Through every situation, Use God’s Word to validity what is going on. We all fall on hard times and even looking at this situation that Jesus was going through, we could have said, “ Oh well, I was hungry and didn’t eat for 40 days that is why I failed.” It is only by the Strength that comes from the hearing and doing the Word of The Lord that we are made stronger. Don’t ever give into the lies of the devil. If he tried to deny that Jesus was the Son of the Most High God, then how much will he comes against you and your destiny? God has a plan for your life that was set a long time ago, but how much longer will you let the lies of the enemy stop you from becoming what God has called you too?

 

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