The Bible says, “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread…If Thou be the Son of God, cast Thyself down: for it is written, He shall give His angels charge concerning thee…Again, the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding high mountain and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them…[the tempter said] All these things will I give thee If Thou wilt fall down and worship me…” (Matthew 4:1-10)
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
My darling Brothers and Sisters in CHRIST JESUS,
If the dEVIL tried to tempt Jesus, he is coming after YOU and I mean all of us! The tempter tried to work on Jesus’ nerves and he will work on ours. Furthermore, the dEVIL will work and work and work on your nerves until he tries to break you down to dirt level. If you are not prayed-up and weak in the faith, you will not endure the testings. For this reason, you’ve got to pray and I mean pray hard.
LOOK IT! (1) If you are given to appetite, the devil will tempt you with rich foods, pastries, wines, strong drinks, etc. You’ll find yourself dining out once a week or every night (if possible). The dEVIL will send attractive people to lure you to bed by inviting you to eat dinner or have a night cap with them! He ain’t gonna send somebody bow legged or toothless! The enemy will send Mr./Miss Fine as Wine in Summer Time to lure you! On the other side, you may be a strong Christian in the LORD and you may be fasting! However, the enemy will send people to invite you to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Perhaps, the enemy will ring your phone day and night with junk. If this happens, take the phone off the hook and tell your friends that you are busy! The dEVIL told Jesus, “…command stones be made bread…”
LOOK IT! (2) If you are unhappy with your spouse, girlfriend, family, school, career, or job, the enemy will tell you to run away! Again, the tempter will lure you with an out-of-state job or relocation to another city or town away from your family. Now, not all relocations are given to destroy the family but if your moral/spiritual constitution is weak, you may fail. For example: (a) you may rent an apartment or house next to Mr/Miss Hot Pants who needs a cup of brown sugar or two eggs every Friday night! Here is another: (b) example, the enemy will tell you to destroy your own life! Don’t you listen to that evil lying demonic spirit because you will go straight to hell! If you commit suicide, you are taking your ife and you did not give life to yourself! The dEVIL told Jesus, “…If Thou be the Son of God, cast Thyself down…”
LOOK IT! (3) If your life hangs on the false promises of others, you will be disappointed. The WORD states, “…do not put your trust in man for he surely will fail you…” How many times did people make commitments to you and they never came through? In fact, you are still looking for their promises to be fulfilled 20 years later! Sometimes, the promises were made providing you first complete a commitment or duty unto them! For instance, someone may have said, “Come over and spend the night with me and I’ll do the same next weekend…” However, they changed their mind and phone number and you ain’t even heard from them since that particular night! You follow me? The dEVIL made false promises to Jesus, “…If Thou wilt…fall down and worship me…I will give you all kingdoms of the world and the glory of them…” Allow me to say, the dEVIL don’t own nothing and he ain’t got nothing to give because everything belongs to GOD THE FATHER! Furthermore, everything that belongs to GOD, also belongs to JESUS and the HOLY GHOST! Just remember, “If the dEVIL tried to tempt JESUS, he is coming after YOU!”
Well we are entering Resurrection Sunday and I want you to have a wonderful EASTER!