Monday, 28 January 2013

Grace Notes - Matthew 4:3


Matthew 4:3, 

"And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread."

One of the greatest truths’s that every Christian’s needs to know is who we are In Christ.

The world and its pleasures constantly lie to us; they try to distract us away from all God’s grace and our position in Christ as a new creation.

If we believe for nothing we get nothing, therefore the enemy tries to chip away at God’s abundant power and grace in an effort to reduce the believer’s faith and expectation.

It is the truth that sets us free.

Here Andrew Wommack explains how Satan tried to tempt Jesus to confirm himself :-

Two of Satan's three temptations began with the words, "If you be the Son of God."

Jesus was God, but he did have a human body that had to grow in the knowledge and wisdom of God. It took faith for the physical mind of Jesus to believe the witness of the Spirit within Him that he was the Messiah. Satan was attacking the most basic of His beliefs. This must have been a temptation to Jesus or Satan would not have used it.

Satan is very subtle in his temptations. It may have looked like he was trying to get Jesus to perform a miracle, but he was actually trying to make Jesus waiver in His faith of who He was. He tried to get Jesus to draw on the supernatural power of God to confirm it to the devil and Himself.

Unlike Jesus, we sometimes fall for this trick of the devil. We may say that we are arguing for some truth of the gospel, but many times we are hoping to convince ourselves. Someone who really knows who they are and what they believe doesn't have to prove anything to anyone.

Isaiah 30:15 says, "For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength..."

Let the Lord build your confidence in who you are in Christ.

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