By Adrian Rogers
PRAY OVER THIS:
Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry… And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’” Luke 4:1-2, 8
Jesus defeated Satan, but how? He did not defeat Satan as God, though He was God. He defeated Satan as a man should defeat Satan—as a man. Jesus in the wilderness temptation did not pull rank on us. He used the two weapons that were available to Adam in the garden of Eden and the two weapons that are available to us today: the Spirit of God and the Word of God.
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