The Word of God - A Weapon!

READ:  Luke 4    Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River.  He was lead by the Spirit into the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for 40 days.  Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry.  

Then the devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread."  

But Jesus told him, "No!  The Scriptures say, 'People do not live by bread alone.' 

The the devil took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. "I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them," the devil said, "because they are mine to give to anyone I please.  I will give it all to you if you will worship me." 

Jesus replied, "The Scriptures say, 'You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.'" 

Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, "If you are the Son of God, jump off!  For the Scriptures say, 'He will order his angels to protect and guard you.  And they will hold you up with their hands so you won't even hurt your foot on a stone.'" 

Jesus responded, "The Scriptures also say, 'You must not test the Lord your God.'" 

When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.  

In the scripture for today, we see the devil coming to tempt Jesus when Jesus was in a weakened state (fasting for 40 days).   This scripture  is a great example of what we are to do when satan comes to tempt us.    Notice each time what Jesus said "THE SCRIPTURES SAY" ..... Jesus used the Word of God against satan and that is what we are to do.  

Is satan coming against you?  He likes to whisper things in our ears.   He likes to plant thoughts in our mind.... He came at Jesus and he comes at us too.   But Jesus was teaching us what to do.  Use the Word of God against him and the Word will win every time!  

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For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12