Luke 4:4, 8, 12 NKJV
“But Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. And Jesus answered and said to him, Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve. And Jesus answered and said to him, It has been said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.”
When you convert to Christianity, you leave the practices of the old into a new more divine service to God. You have available to you all the heavenly arsenal needed to win every battle and warfare facing you. By speaking, living, sharing, singing, praising, praying… the word of God becomes paramount.
What is troubling you? Sickness, lack, fear, guilt, etc? win it with the word! In Luke 4, Satan was put to shame with the word. When in the wilderness, Satan tempted Christ by offering him the world, but was vanquished because anything we do at the command of Satan, is a disobedience to God.
1. “Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry. And the devil said to Him, If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread. But Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:1-4 NKJV).
As a Christian; the enemy, your tempter, regardless of what garment or method he uses, is satan. You will be tempted by your greatest needs. In this case, Jesus was hungry, so he was tempted with food! As a Holy Ghost filled believer, you have to win as Jesus did. He reminded Satan of the Word that was already written. Our life is propelled by the word of God, not by food alone. If you can adopt this, you will win every trial, obstacle, and warfare in your life.
2. “Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours. And Jesus answered and said to him, Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve” (Luke 4:5-8 NKJV).
Look at the world around you, many people have given their souls to devil, all in the name of being rich, status, title, etc. Look at the churches of Satan, the membership is growing daily. The occult has become a part of life for many. So many have submerged into it, and are doomed forever. The word of God is real, true and powerful. Jesus won by reminding Satan that the word of God did not permit us to worship any other but God.
3. “Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. For it is written: He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you, and, In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. And Jesus answered and said to him, It has been said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God” (Luke 4:9-12 NKJV).
If people can stop being greedy for POWER and POSITION, The devil will lose his power. One of the powers given to Satan is the power to entice and deceive. The devil will use the word of God to achieve his deceit! So do not be naive, Satan also knows the word. This is why it’s vital for you to arm yourself with the word of God. Study and show yourself approved (2 Timothy 2:15). When you do this, you can easily discern who is speaking, and the intentions of the word.
Reading, speaking and living the word of God will not only be a blessing to you, but also a shield in the time of trouble. The duration of every trial, temptation or sickness is temporary If you play by the rule, you will have the winning song. Jesus conquered, and Satan fled. Remind your enemies what was written. God bless you. Amen.
Scripture of the day: “Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time” ~ (Luke 4:13 NKJV).
From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
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