Jesus came to show us how to live and survive the attacks of Satan. Isaiah 58:6,
“Is notthis the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavyburdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”
KJVHowever, Jesus would not prove His Godhood. He came to save
“That which is lost”
human beings — not Satan. Satan's second temptation also involved a miraculous flaunting of supernatural power.Lastly, Satan offered Him instantaneous rule over all the kingdoms of the world. Satandoes have power over the kingdoms of the world given to him by evil men. He even tried toconvince Jesus to avoid the cross as the means of our salvation (Matt 16:21-23). Jesus calledPeter
when he suggested such a thing, knowing that
"without shedding of blood thereis no forgiveness"
(Heb 9:22). We likewise must reject Satan's wiles and receive Jesus as ourLord, Savior and Protector.
SIN UNSPEAKABLE DARKNESS IN THE CHURCH
The Bible speaks clearly, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thineown understanding. In All thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths,” (Prov. 3:5).Recognizing the truth about oneself paves the way for freedom. Every Christian has afleshly body and God is specific about how He feels about the behavior of the flesh in suchscriptures as: (Gal. 5:17; Rom. 8:7, 8; and Jude 23), which says:
“. . . hating even the garmentspotted by the flesh.”
Our own understanding is corrupt, selfish, self-centered and it doesn’t matter that we’vebeen born again and Christ’s blood applied to our heart.
Our reasoning remains untrustworthy!
Our human understanding is suspicious, fearful.
Our understanding rises with anger, bitterness, fighting, abuse of familymembers, etc.
All impure thoughts, vile affections and desires which do not become overtactions are real acts of the inner man.(Phil. 2:12),
“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presenceonly, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear andtrembling.”
David was a man of God who hated sin with everything in him.
“. . . . I hate every false way,”