THE ULTIMATE GOAL
LIFE 'IN' JESUS CHRIST
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
7/5/2020 0 Comments
We have Three Temptations of Sin:
Lust of the Flesh,
Lust of the Eyes, and
the Pride of Life.
Looking at These Three Temptations in Action audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Every sin we commit will involve at least one of these three temptations, but it may include all three. Notice how Satan used all three temptations with Eve in the Garden of Eden, and with Jesus in the New Testament. Eve succumbed to the temptations, yet Jesus resisted them:
Eve’s Temptation by Satan audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food [lust of the flesh], and that it was pleasant to the eyes [lust of the eyes], and a tree to be desired to make one wise [the pride of life], she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat” (Genesis 3:6).
Jesus’ Temptation by Satan
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread [lust of the flesh]. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds 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 saith 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, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone [the pride of life]. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
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 lust of the eyes]; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matthew 4:3-10). audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
It’s important to note that it is not a sin to enjoy physical pleasure in things in which God allows us to feel pleasure. For example, God created food to taste delicious. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a delicious meal (we have to eat to live), but gluttony is a sin.
God also created sex. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying intimacy with our spouses, [husband/wife], but adultery or fornication is sin. [Genesis 4] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
There is nothing wrong with looking at beautiful things. There are many beautiful paintings, materials, and even creation itself is breathtaking. Is there anything more beautiful than a rainbow, a mountain landscape, the ocean, waterfalls, or the stars?
But when we lustfully look upon things God has commanded us to avoid, such as pornography, other people’s spouses, or other people’s possessions, it becomes sin.
Finally, there is nothing wrong with having ambition or desiring to work hard. However, when we fail to give glory to God, when we desire to be praised for other’s efforts, or when we desire power or knowledge for the sake of puffing ourselves up, we become entangled in the pride of life.
Conclusion: You, I; We ALL Will Be Tempted in These Ways. BE NOT DECEIVED!
We will all face the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. However, the Bible tells us that when we are tempted, God will always give us an escape option:
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html See the 'following' - 'Testimony'.
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No matter how tempted you or I may be in a situation, Jesus felt that same temptation. God promises us that no matter how hard the temptation is, He will always provide an escape route. We can always choose obedience over sin. As we become 'stronger in relying on the power of the Holy Spirit indwelling us', by faith, we 'overcome'. We do not give up; nor give in; nor, give out!! We continue to 'fight the good fight', until we take our last breathe!
How should we respond to these temptations? The same way Jesus responded to Satan. When Satan tempted Him, Jesus took the Word of God and rebuked him. We should all have God’s word in our minds and hearts, so that we can rebuke sin and evil, and resist it. Remember, the Bible say this:
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Sexual Temptation - FLEE!! 'Joseph'!! 'Josephine'!!! [Genesis 39] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Now, if you are a person who believes you have evolved from nothing or whatever and not part of God's created 'humanity', none of this makes any sense, nor can help you. [Genesis 1-3]
Therefore, may God deliver you from not just temptation, and keep you from the evil one, by 'calling you to Him', giving you 'deliverance' from the unpardonable sin of - 'unbelief'. Without this, you should be filled with fear and hopelessness, for there is no other 'solution'. YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN! [Matthew 6:9-13; Mark 4:17; Luke 8:13; 11:2-4; John Chapters 3; 15; 17; James 1:12] Amen. Amen. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Thank you. I look forward for you to return to 'study' the Word of the Lord with me and Jesus. Amen. Amen.
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