FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS

Temptation is solicitation to do evil or being enticed to do wrong. Why is it so difficult to resist or fight temptations? Because the devil makes it so sweet,enticing,and irresistible,but in spite of all that .You know the difference between right and wrong? You know that when you succumb to it, that it is wrong, yet you boldly go ahead with no love, respect, regard or reverence for God. Did you know that, “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man; But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” – James 1:12-15  Remember that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God leads to eternal life through Jesus Christ, this we see in Romans 6:23.

To fight temptations there are a few things we must do, first we do as David said in Psalms 119:9-11, “How can a person keep his way pure? By living according to your word, with my whole heart I have sought you; Oh let me not wonder from your commandments; Thy word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin against thee.”  Second, is Romans 12:1-2, “Present your bodies as a living sacrifice unto God, which is your reasonable service; and to not be conformed to this world, but be ye transformed, by the renewing of your mind.” Thirdly, we need to “Cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. “ – 2 Corinthians 10:5 Remember God does not entice or encourage anyone to do wrong, so you know it’s the devil, and you don’t need a degree to figure that one out.

One thing for sure is that, “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; But God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13 If you take the escape hatch God gave you then, you will be liberated, and you will not fall to the enemies tactics and devises to bring you down. The fifth thing you must know is that if you, “Submit yourselves, therefore, to God; Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you, cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.” – James 4:7-8 We have no excuses to fall into temptation, because Jesus made us more than conquerors, and He defeated the devils attempts to lead him into temptation by quoting the scriptures and letting him know what the written word says and means (Luke 4:1-12). Also in Luke 10:19, Jesus gave us the power and authority to tread upon serpents, scorpions, and all the power of the enemy. So there is no excuse.

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are yet without sin; So let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:15-16). God says, “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth; Behold I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.” – Revelation 3:10-11 One of my favorites was what He told Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “…’My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, most gladly I would rather boast in my infirmities,that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” Then Psalm 91:1 tells us that, “He who dwells in the secret place of the most high, shall abide under the shadow or the almighty…” That’s just a few of ways to fight temptation, the Bible is full of many other  ways, it is your duty to find them and be a overcomer.

You will have difficulties fighting temptations if you are not a child of God, and sold out to Jesus all the way, because Jesus is our perfect example. Jesus did it so we can do it also. Once you are in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ you will overcome anything, why don’t you give Him a chance today by going to the top of this blog, clicking on to the salvation page, then following the instructions. It will be the best decision you ever make. God’s word is the best weapon to use, that’s why Jesus used it, spoke it, and was victorious.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy, that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

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