Summary: Children of God should not be tricked of Satans evil devices.

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Matthew 4:1-11

1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: 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.

7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

The word “Satanic” means relating to Satan or the worship of Satan, extremely evil or cruel

According to Webster, the definition of “if” is: in the event that, whether, used as a function word to introduce an exclamation expressing a wish.

Often times, Satan comes to God’s people and tempts them with the word “if.”

He often says:

1. If you do this, then I will give you that.

2. If you’re really a child of God, then do this.

3. If you eat this, then you will become like God.

He has tempted and tried to get God’s people down to where he can use their weaknesses to get them to:

1. Backslide

2. Speak badly about one another

3. Tear families apart

1 Peter 5:8

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

He tries to tempt people into thinking he’s right and God is wrong.

John 8:45

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

He has only but a short time before God comes back, and he knows it. He’s trying to drag as many people down to hell with him as he possibly can. So he uses the two letter word to do it, IF!!!

In the story of the temptation of Jesus, the Bible says that Jesus was in the wilderness for forty day and forty nights and He was hungry. The Bible says the tempter (Satan) came to him and said “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.” But Jesus came back with a smart answer. He knew the Word would defeat the enemy so He said “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

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