THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS
Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil And when he had fasted 40 days and 40 nights he was afterward a hungered.
And when the temper came to him, he said if thou be the Son of God command that these stones be made bread.
But he answered and said “it is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle Of the temple , and said unto him if thou be the son of god cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angelS charge concerning thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee up, least at any time thou dash thou foot against a stone
Jesus said unto them it is written again thou shalt not tempt the lord thy God
Again the devil taketh him up into and exceeding High Mountain and showed
Him all the kingdoms of the word, and the glory of them. And saith unto him all
These things will I give thee, if thou will fall down and worship me.
Then saith Jesus unto him get thee hence, Satan for it is written, Thou shall worship the Lord thy God and him only shall thou serve.
Then the devil leaveth him and behold angels came and ministered unto him.
The Devil: the great adversary
The temptation of Jesus took place within his own mind, and likewise, every Moment every soul is tempted the exact same way.
The devil the great adversary come to us in the clever disguise of “I, me and my”.
This I, me and my concept is an artificial, superficial entity that we have been taught is real and that these false concepts define who and what we are. These I, me and my thoughts are of the devil and they build a wall between us and God.
These I, me and my thoughts are constantly talking about and thinking about the past and future. The soul that identifies with this I, me and my concept is constantly thrown into a realm of highs and lows, ups and down. As Judge, victim, hero and villain…..the soul is constantly engaged in this unreal world-created by this false concept of I, me and my The Prophet Isaiah looked into the very depth of Satanic motivations in Isaiah 14:13 and said, “ for thou has said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven , I will exalt my throne above the stars of God I will sit also upon the mount of the
Congregation in the sides of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds : I will be like the most high While the soul is engaged with this false entity called I, twenty four/ seven the souls communion with God never happens because fellowship with the living God can only happen in the here and now. The devil, (I, me and my) is in the business of robbing us of our fellowship with God. Every minute of the day we must resist the temptation of the devil who comes to us in clever disguise of the I, me and my.
You can resist this adversary every time it appears in your mind by saying get thee behind me Satan. Through mediation, affirmation and prayer. You must focus on destroying the only wall that stands between you and God.
I, me and my the adversary Satan, The Devil.