After being baptized in water and anointed with the Spirit of God, Jesus as a man moved according to the leading of the Spirit. First of all the Spirit led the anointed Savior to be tempted by the devil. This temptation was a test to prove He was the Savior of mankind in the flesh.
In Matthew 6:13 Jesus taught the disciple to pray …
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil … ”
The Lord however was led into the wilderness in order that He would be tempted. Jesus was strong beyond our measure and He could withstand the temptation. We on the contrary are unable to withstand temptation at all without Gods help. Jesus as the man is the only one who can stand the temptation of the enemy. There the Holy Spirit led this perfect man to be tempted for the purpose of defeating the evil one.
We are not able to withstand this temptations. Thereby we need to pray that we are not led into temptation, but that we are saved from it. No matter how strong we believe ourselves to be, we are weak and without the Spirit in us, have no power against Satan.
Satan was defeated by Christ’s sacrifice for our sins. We can only win against demonic influence by sacrificing our own and whole self to Him. He is our Protector and Savior
Only God, the One great power in the universe come down in the flesh, could stand against Satans temptation. And only God will defeat him in the end. Which side will you be on … ?
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