God wants us to be an encouragement to others. Even Jesus had fear and temptations because he had a body of flesh. Hebrews 2:16-18 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like […]
Temptation: 1) to try, to try the strength of, to test what we have; 2) the devil tempts people to do evil, to induce, to entice, to allure, and to attract to sin. The word of God teaches us that our temptations are common to man. So when we have a temptation, someone else has […]
We’re in a battle and the devil wants to take away whatever good things that God has for us. How we think is vitally important to how things will go for us in the battle. II Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing […]
Real faith will cause us to change our behavior. James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. A lot of people are saying they have faith but they aren’t doing what the word of God teaches.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:2-4 We are asked to see the value of temptations in relation to our spiritual joy. […]
A mother told her son not to go swimming. However, when he came into the house his mother noticed that his hair and bathing suit were wet. “Johnnie,” his mother scolded, “I told you not to go swimming.” “I couldn’t help it mom,” he defended himself. “The water looked so good.” “But why did you […]
Jesus tempted all forty days that he was in the wilderness. The Devil wanted him to give up his faith in God. The devil tried to ensnare him with the lust of the flesh.
And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Luke 4:1-4
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 1 John 3:4
What does the word transgression mean? It means violation; lawlessness; overstep or break a law; go over the limit. If you drive faster than the speed limit, you are transgressing the speed limit law. God has laws, and has set limits. In the Old Testament, the commandments were carved in stone; “Thou shalt” and “Thou shalt not…” In the New Testament, the commandments are written on the fleshly tables of our heart. It is a desire of the heart because we love God. It is the law of love. When we are saved and sanctified, we no longer have a desire to do the things that God is displeased with. Going against what we personally know the bible teaches, is sin.
Today, for the most part, people really don’t know about the devil. And those who have some idea of him maybe know he’s bad, but really do they know how he’s working in their lives or that he really is real?
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:19-21