Have you ever thought of the weapons that Jesus used to fight the devil? I’m not sure I’ve thought about it a lot until Sunday when my pastor mentioned it.
Jesus had fasted in the wilderness for forty days and surely was weak physically. Is that why Satan chose that time to come tempt him?
These temptations were interesting. They seemed to be centered on Jesus proving who He was—turning stones to bread, casting Himself down so that angels would protect him, and then bowing to the devil so that the kingdoms of the world would in return worship Him.
Of course, I’ve never had temptations like this. But I have been tempted to set the record straight. To prove myself.
Each time the devil brought an onslaught, Jesus used the same weapon…Scripture. He quoted Scripture.
Jesus could have said, “I’m more powerful than you!” He could have used logic and argued with the devil. But he didn’t. Every time he needed to fight, he used Scripture.
“It is written!”
The tempter said, “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written…”
Satan said, “If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down.”
Jesus said, “It is written…”
Then Satan showed Jesus the kingdoms of the world and said, “All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.”
Jesus said, “Get thee hence, Satan.” Then he said, “It is written…”
I’m sure Jesus had many weapons at His disposal, but the one He chose to use is the one that is at our disposal. He chose to fight in a way that we could imitate!
This is powerful!
Don’t you want to stand on the Word today? I do! Sunday night, God came in a mighty way to me and reiterated a promise that He has given me before. I sobbed and realized that the promise was still available. I looked at the expiration date and saw that it was still good!
Has God ever given you a promise and somehow, you’ve almost let it slip from you? Dig it out!
It is written!
Today, I’m standing on the word.
This came at a good time for me. God answered prayer in a definite way last week. I praise Him for it!
Thank the Lord!
Yes, I’m too, standing on the WORD of GOD!
IT NEVER FAILS.
This morning my heart is singing “I still believe in miracles. I know our God is in control. He has my best at heart. And this I know.“ It’s not my word that I’m trusting in, but it is his. Thank the Lord!
It is so good to know that the Lord is still with us even when we don’t feel Him at times, His promises still stand! I love this Psalm. A Psalm of David.
27 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked came against me
To eat[a] up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
4 One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the [b]beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
5 For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head shall be [c]lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of [d]joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
9 Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.
11 Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
14 Wait[e] on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
Amen!! \o/ \o/ \o/ <——-little people praising the Lord. 🙂
I love this Psalm also!
WOW!! I believe God is moving!!!