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When It Comes
September 19, 2021

When It Comes

September 19, 2021

 Luke 4:1-13

Serious people of prayer can face severe .

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  1 Peter 5:8

Satan seeks to bring to those who seek to take seriously.

The Nature Of Temptation

Temptation is an or an to sin.

Satan seeks to encourage us to who we are as Christians.

No temptation has overtaken you except something common to mankind; and God is faithful, so He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.  2 Corinthians 5:17

 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things just as we are, yet without sin.  Hebrews 4:15

Temptation is an encouragement to sin, but it is not identical with .

Circumstances Common To Temptation

  • When you are physically
  • When we are having to on Holy Spirit
  • After a spiritual

and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came from heaven:“You are My beloved Son, in You I am well pleased.”  Luke 3:22

Targets For Temptation

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  Genesis 1:27

“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”  John 4:24

  • When need is real

And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”   Luke 4:3

  • When spiritual is pulling

And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory, for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I want. Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.”  Luke 4:6-7

  • When we are tempted to do work, but to do it way.

And he brought Him into Jerusalem and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here; for it is written:  ‘He will give His angels orders concerning You, to protect You,’ and, ‘On their hands they will lift You up, So that You do not strike Your foot against a stone.’”  Luke 4:9-11

Did you notice these areas of life are:

Is There Victory?

No temptation has overtaken you except something common to mankind; and God is faithful, so He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.  1 Corinthians 10:13

  • Remember you .
  • Stand on the .

Forever, Lord, Your word stands in heaven. Your faithfulness continues throughout generations;
You established the earth, and it stands. 
Psalms 119:89-90

  • Resist Satan through God’s .

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. So resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brothers and sisters who are in the world.  1 Peter 5:8-9

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Ephesians 6:12

  • We must out .

I have treasured Your word in my heart, So that I may not sin against You.  Psalms 119:11

Remember – this life is a .

Submit therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  James 4:7

And so when the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time.  Luke 4:13

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