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Satan's Temptation of Jesus Christ Never Ended

Discussion in 'Spiritual Formation & Disciplines' started by ugmug, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. ugmug

    ugmug New Member

    Satan's Temptation of Jesus Christ Never Ended

    Many people think that Satan's temptation of Jesus Christ in the desert was a one time event, it wasn't.

    Since Jesus Christ dwells in every believer, Satan has the opportunity to keep tempting Jesus Christ through each and every believer. Many people wonder why when they become believers in Jesus Christ that temptations and persecutions seem to become more numerous. Satan realizes that his opportunity to keep tempting Jesus Christ is available to him through each and every believer.

    If one looks closely at Satan's temptation of Jesus Christ those same temptations are occurring to Christian's today and Christian's throughout history.

    The first temptation is Satan challenging Christ to do what is humanly impossible which is to seek subsistence from innate objects (hint: worldly wealth, power). The first temptation was tempting the body (hint: the flesh).

    Then Satan tempts Christ to do dangerous acts to force angels to intervene to rescue him and keep him safe. This is tempting the mind to believe in falsehoods such as abortion and homosexuality.

    The last temptation is Satan showing Jesus Christ all of the kingdoms of the world and offering them to him if he will only kneel down and worship him. This is tempting the soul.

    Jesus Christ bore a great responsibility throughout his ministry as he represented not only himself, but also the Holy Spirit! This same burden is now placed on every believer in Jesus Christ. We are truly crucified with Christ on the cross as the indwelling Holy Spirit was present at the crucifixion and at the creation of the universe!

    The indwelling Holy Spirit represents eternity already present in every believer!

    These same temptations against the mind, body, and soul are carried out by Satan each and every day against every believer in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ used his written word to do battle against Satan's temptations thereby legitimizing the bible as being applicable to not only man, but to angels as well!

    Notice that Jesus Christ's ministry started with his baptism, and receiving the Holy Spirit, before he was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert to be tempted by Satan. After he succeeded all the good angels came and administered unto him (hint: the rapture). At the end of Jesus Christ's ministry (hint: the coming Tribulation) we see the same temptations by Satan as the Disciple Peter being tempted three times and denying Christ three times without the help of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

    Peter's denying Christ three times represents those who choose to go against the temptations by others, especially the temptation by the Antichrist, alone, without the indwelling Holy Spirit, or the word of God. Without the aid of the Holy Spirit or God's word, all our efforts against the temptations by Satan, or the temptations by others, of our mind, body, and soul........ will fail!

    Jesus Christ said that man's final days will be like Noah's day and Lot's day where immorality will be rampant. In the story of Sodom and Gomorrah we are to flee immortality and in the story of Noah's Ark we are to seek the safety of the Ark which is a belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

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