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Thursday, August 13, 2015

JESUS Won The Victory Over satan By The WORD Of GOD





Matthew 4:1-11 NIV








JESUS Is Tested in the Wilderness





1Then JESUS Was Led By The SPIRIT into the wilderness to be tempteda by the devil. 2After fasting forty days and forty nights, HE Was Hungry.






3The tempter came to HIM and said,


“If YOU Are The SON of GOD, tell these stones to 

become bread.”




4JESUS Answered,


“It Is Written: 

‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but 

on Every WORD That Comes From The 

MOUTH Of GOD.’ 






5Then the devil took HIM to the holy city and had HIM stand on the highest point of the Temple. 


6 If YOU Are The SON of GOD,” he said, “throw YOURSELF down.


For it is written:


“ ‘HE Will Command HIS angels concerning YOU,

and they will lift YOU up in their hands,

so that YOU Will Not Strike YOUR Foot against a stone.’ 





7JESUS Answered him, 


“It Is Also Written: ‘Do Not Put The LORD your GOD to the test.’ 


8Again, the devil took HIM to a very high mountain and showed HIM all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 


9 “All this I will give YOU,” 

he said, 

“if YOU Will Bow Down and Worship me.”


10JESUS Said to him, 


“Away From ME, satan! For It Is Written: ‘Worship The LORD your GOD, And Serve HIM Only.’ 






11Then the devil left HIM, and angels came and attended HIM.









Notes





Then was JESUS led up of The SPIRIT - Led up by The SPIRIT.  By “The SPIRIT” is meant the same SPIRIT of GOD, WHO Had Descended and Lighted On HIM in a bodily shape, with the gifts and graces of which HE Was Anointed, in an extraordinary manner, for public service.  


Mark 1:12 says, The SPIRIT immediately Drove HIM out into the wilderness. though not against HIS Will; to which was added an external impulse, or outward rapture, somewhat like that action of The SPIRIT on Philip. Acts 8:39. 


Luke says Luke 4:1 that JESUS Was full of The HOLY SPIRIT;” and it was by HIS Influence, therefore, that HE Went into the desert to be tempted. It was not done by presumption on the part of JESUS, nor was it for a mere display of HIS Power in resisting temptation; but it was evidently that it might be seen that HIS Holiness was such that HE could not be seduced from allegiance to GOD.


When the first Adam was created he was subjected to the temptation of the devil, and he fell and involved the race in ruin: it was not improper that the second Adam - The REDEEMER of the race - should be subjected to temptation, in order that it might be seen that there was no power that could alienate HIM from GOD; that there was a kind and a degree of holiness which no power could estrange from HIS allegiance to The FATHER.


Mark 1:12 says that this occurred “immediately” after his baptism; that is, in HIS Case, the great temptation followed immediately the remarkable manifestation of the FATHER’S Favor To HIM.


In the clearest manifestations of the DIVINE Favor to us we may not be far from most powerful temptations, and then may be the time when it is necessary to be most carefully on our guard against the temptation of the devil.







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