HOW TO RESET YOU LIFE Part 2: FastingJanuary 2, 2022
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
1 Peter 2:22
“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”
And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Fasting creates self-control from the inside out
Matthew 4:5 -6
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.’”
Our actions are derived from the image you have of yourself.
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him….
When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit…