Summary: How we may fight the temptations of satan.
Right after John the Baptist Baptised Jesus
In the River of Jordan, He spent 40 days in the
Wilderness near Jericho where he was tempted
By Satan – much like We are tempted Today!!
MARK 1:12 & 13 SAYS:
And immediately the spirit driveth Him into
And He was there in the wilderness Forty Days,
Tempted of satan, and was with the wild beasts
And the angels Ministered unto him!
WHY WAS JESUS TEMPTED BY SATAN???
Things had to be fulfilled but I think The Biggest
Reason was to let satan know just how powerless
He is against OUR GOD!!! Now Listen to me
Jesus was very weak from hunger, he fasted for
Forty days BUT he was not so weak that he gave in
To the enemy!!!!!
There were 3 major things that satan tempted Jesus with
FIRST Jesus was tempted to use his power to turn
Stones into bread and Our Savior refused saying: Matt 4;4
It is Written, Man shall not live by bread alone!!!!!
Heb 2:18 says:
For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted,
He is able to succor OR (Aid) them that are tempted.
Satan already knows HE CAN’T WIN!!!!!
But he ain’t gonna stop trying- He knows of the
Concern that Jesus had and the Respect, Attention,
And compassion he has for the multitudes he came
So second Ole devil trys another approach
If you want to convince everyone that you are
The messiah – you should do something like
Make a public display of your power as
THE SON OF GOD!!!!
You should throw yourself from the highest
point of the Temple in Jerusalem and when you get
up un-harmed then they will all know you as the
And satan quotes scriptures to Jesus further
Tempting Him Again– He says
For It Is Written – He shall give his Angels charge
Concerning thee and in their hands they shall bear
Thee up, Lest at any time thou Dash thy Foot
Against a stone!!!!!
Jesus cast off the temptation and refused the devil
And his selfish purposes Jesus already knew how to
Shut him up—He said It is written thou shalt not
Tempt the Lord thy God!!!
ZECH 3:1 SAYS:
And He showed me Joshua the High Priest standing
Before the Angel of the Lord and Satan standing
At his right hand to resist HIM!!!!
Then satan prepared for his third and Master Stroke
He suggested a wicked scheme for Jesus to Dominate
He knew that God had promised Jesus an everlasting
Kingdom of Saints – and He knew that they would
All Reign under Him and Be united for Eternity and
Serve the LORD!!!
NOW AIN’T THAT SOMETHING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT!!!
But he also knew that the road Jesus had to travel
Was holding much pain, Much suffering, and DEATH!!!
So the devil said to Jesus, I know that you are
destined to become ruler of the world But I also know
that the way you must travel will involve great
self denial and many sorrows! And the shedding
of YOUR LIFES BLOOD
he said come with me to the highest mountain
and let me show you all the Wealth and all the
Glory of the World…and you can be the Master
Of it all if only you will Bow Down and Worship Me!!!
Here satan is incenuating that he has control of all the
Worldly Kingdoms and has proposed to let Jesus be
In the place of DOMINANCE??????
The SON OF GOD has an entirely different
Idea as to how the Kingdom is gonna be set up!!!
ITS GONNA BE A SPIRITUAL KINGDOM!!!!
WHERE THE PRINCIPALS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
WILL PREVAIL –
AND JESUS CHRIST ALREADY
HAS DOMINANCE OVER IT!!
ARE YOU WITH ME?
Jesus said in John 12:31
Now is the Judgement of this World Now shall
The prince of this world BE CAST OUT
THIS MEANS YOU KNOW WHO!!!!!
The devil is gonna tempt us Its his Job!!!!!
He’s gonna use his power and he has some power
BUT HE ALREADY KNOWS
HE CAN’T WIN!!!!!HE CAN-NOT WIN!!!!!
FOLKS THE DEVIL ONLY HAS WHAT POWER
THAT WE ALLOW HIM TO HAVE!!
WITH THE HELP OF OUR GOD WE CAN
OVERPOWER HIM AT ANY TIME!!!
HEB 2:14 SAYS:
That through Death He might destroy him that
Had the power of Death and that
Is the devil!!!
The devil might destroy us and send us to a deep
Dark burning hell – where there is no return – and he
Does all this through temptation – and DEATH!!!!!
1ST JOHN 3:8 SAYS:
He THAT committeth sin is of the devil for
The devil sinneth from the beginning for this
Purpose THE SON OF GOD WAS MANIFESTED
That HE MIGHT DESTROY the works of the devil!!!