ponder: TEMPTATIONS ARE CHALLENGES 8/05/07
enemy tempted My Son Jesus, it was to challenge that He
was My Son and He had My authority on earth. When the
enemy tempted My son Peter, it was to challenge that he
knew My Son Jesus and the gates of hell would not
prevail or overpower against His authority. When you
are tempted it is to challenge that you are My child,
born into a kingship that will rule and reign on earth
even as it is in heaven.
Always remember who you are. Your trials, temptations,
siftings and testings are to bring down the confessions
of your authority and identity in Me. No man can stand
in his own righteousness without sin in the hour of
testings. But as you trust in Jesus My Son, Who passed
all tests without sin, you are more than a conqueror
through Him. He died in your place and has given you
all that He bought and won through being the perfect
sacrifice for your failings. Pray that you not be
given over to the siftings of temptations. Pray that
your faith does not fall and the confessions of your
faith remain strong and established.
1 Cor 10:12-13 NKJV
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest
he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as
is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not
allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but
with the temptation will also make the way of escape,
that you may be able to bear it.
Heb 2:17-18 NKJV
Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His
brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High
Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation
for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has
suffered, being tempted , He is able to aid those who
are tempted .
Heb 4:15-16 NKJV
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot
sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points
tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore
come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain
mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
James 1:13-15 NKJV
Let no one say when he is tempted , "I am tempted by
God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He
Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is
drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when
desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin,
when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
Matt 6:13 AMP
And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver
us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the
power and the glory forever. Amen.