Jesus faced three temptations. The first two times He quoted scriptures. But that didn’t stop Satan. In fact, Satan simply mutated into an angel of light and quoted scriptures himself!
BIBLE STUDY | Matthew 4:5-6 NIV
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’ ”
So, contrary to popular opinion, Jesus didn’t defeat Satan by merely quoting the Bible. They could have continued the back and forth bible argument if Jesus hadn’t added something to the midst.
The third time, Jesus said “enough is enough!” He added a direct expulsion command into the mix. He disallowed the temptation. He told Satan to get out!
BIBLE STUDY | Matthew 4:10-11 NIV
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
And it stopped! Satan left!
Until you stop allowing all that junk in your life, it will continue. You’re still tolerating it. That’s why it’s still going on.
The Holy Spirit led Jesus to that rendezvous with Satan. However, all that ended the moment Jesus said “enough is enough.”
I don’t know how you got into that mess, but you can end it today.
Jesus eventually taught us to pray, “Lead us not into temptation…” Meaning, “God, no temptations please!”
So I reject temptations. I don’t need them for my spiritual growth. What is He tempting me for!?
Some people jumped off the ship rather than become slaves. It’s time you stopped complaining for what you permit.
AWAY FROM ME SATAN!