Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Truth about Temptation

It Is Written,1 Corinthians 10:13, no temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
All of us have had temptations in our lives, and we will continue to have them. Even the famous Christians are tempted, after all, even Jesus was tempted. Realize right now there is no way to avoid temptation.
God does not do things like tempt people to sin. satan does it, because he is a leader of this broken world, and he wants to steal God's people. I am sure that he knows that he cannot have what belongs to God. God has all believers in His mighty hands and will not let go. It is satan's ego that will not let him realize that he was defeated by Jesus on the cross.
God allows temptation, and gives us a way to defeat it. We can quote verses all day long about God and His love for us, such as in Philippians 4:13, where it says, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Let's remember that temptation by itself is not a sin. We will never be condemned because we were tempted. Sin comes when you do what you were tempted to do. Even then, God still loves you and will not let you go.
The Word is the most powerful weapon to defeat satan. When you can tell him what Jesus says, and stand on your faith, satan flees and your faith grows. The better your relationship with God, the more you can exercise power over satan through Jesus.
It all boils down to this. satan travels the Earth, seeking whom he can destroy. Don't hide under your bed. Put on the armor of God and face him. He prefers to attack those who are weak, or don't know who they are in Jesus.
So don't let satan tell you any lies. He tempts us with things that will lead to our destruction if we accept them. The Holy Spirit is always around to protect what belongs to God. 0h by the way, that means you. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You
Amen