Jesus Was Tempted In 3 Areas – So Are You

Jesus Was Tempted In 3 Areas – So Are You

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil (Matt 4:1).

Jesus was led into the desert by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan! After 40 days of fasting, when Jesus was at his weakest physically, Satan came to Him. He tempted Him in 3 areas where you and I are most tempted. Why would the Father require this? Jesus needed to affirm to Satan who He was and from whom He gained His authority and provision.

1) Our Identity
“‘If You are the Son of
God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: “He shall give
His angels charge over you,” and, “In their hands they
shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.”‘
Jesus said to him, ‘It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the
LORD your God.'” Jesus understood His identity and refused to
allow Satan to redefine Him. Do not allow Satan to define your
identity from anyone or anything other than God.

2) Our Authority
“Again, the devil took Him
up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the
kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him,
‘All these things I will give You if You will fall down and
worship me.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'” Jesus’ authority
was rooted in doing only what He saw the Father do. He did not use
fleshly authority.

3) Our Source of Provision
“And when He
had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.
Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, ‘If You are the Son of
God, command that these stones become bread.’ But He answered and
said, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but
by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”‘”

Today, realize your identify resides in being a son or daughter of your Heavenly Father. Your authority resides in being led by the Holy Spirit. Your provision comes from your Heavenly Father.

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