Had the devil succeeded in altering the way Jesus saw Himself, he would have instantly distorted the self-image of Christ, and then taken control of the destiny of Jesus. Jesus did not fall for the trick.
The devil is able to capture a time-frame in your life when things are not going quite well for you, and twist it to your disadvantage.
Not surprisingly, Jesus did not allow his immediate and temporary circumstances to affect how He saw Himself. He knew that appearances don’t last. Circumstances are never permanent.
My mum made me feel as though I was the only perfect child. In fact, she kept saying that if every child was like me, then she would have had twenty children!
It might interest you to know that your circumstances are powerful psychological reflectors. The things that go on around you can paint a picture of who you apparently are.
No matter how old you are, the words of your parents to you in your childhood will continue to play back in your mind. They invariably contribute to forming your self-image.
You accept certain things about yourself based on what the mirror has shown you through the years. Your self-image is based on reflections from different reflectors.
Your actions and decisions will always be in alignment with how you see yourself. Your behavior will always be in sync with your self-image.
If he could get Jesus to doubt His Sonship, Satan would then replace that self-image with a distorted version that would allow him to sabotage the mission of Christ.
The truth is that if you’re manipulated into doing anything for God, your worship will not please Him.
I think that organized religious systems enslave, rather than free people. They disempower rather than empower.
Death should never terrify you; embrace it and make it a daily inspiration to live a God-centered life .
It is not enough to acknowledge the power in Jesus name;learn to put that power to use. This post shows you how.
I pay a huge ransom to get you out of the hands of kidnappers. You ask me, “why did you bring me out of prison?” I reply, “so I can give you a billion dollars.” That’s like a line from a fairy tale, right? Absolutely!
Several years ago, my dad introduced me to a powerful secret to a life of ease and rest in God.
Your tongue has the power of life and death – Proverbs 18:21; so, like Jesus Christ, think before you talk!
The keys to enjoying the sweet and fulfilling life that Jesus Christ has brought to us are revealed in His descriptions of the qualities of His sheep.
“For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.”
~ Romans 5:19
When God decided to redeem you (= buy you back), He sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to the cross to die for you. This reveals how much you’re worth in God’s eyes. It means that you are worth the life of God’s only Son, Jesus Christ!
Stop joking, time is no longer on your side. Avoid people who are headed nowhere. Keep your gaze straight ahead. Stay focused and purposeful. It’s time to shine for Jesus!