Saturday, April 7, 2018

Overcoming Temptation

To live as an over-comer we must first understand and believe that we have already overcome.
1John 5:4 says, “ For whatsoever is born of God over-cometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world even our faith.” 

Now, we know that faith cometh by hearing the word of God. So to live as an over-comer it is important that we hear what the Lord has already said concerning our victory. Jesus said. “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer I have over-come the world (John 16:33).
What temptations, test or trials face you today?

Where do these temptations come from?

How can I successfully pass every test and over-come ever trial?

Temptation defined:
• To entice to commit an unwise or immoral act.

Mark 1:13
And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

James 1:12-14
Blessed is the man that endureth 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.

It is very clear according to the above scriptures who the tempter really is. God is not playing games with us. He loves us and want to see us live a life of continual victory. God is not a bad God but rather a GOOD GOD! Many times people have the wrong perception of God because of what they see people do and say under the disguise of His Name. God is not trying to destroy people. It is Satan who hates and seeks to steal, kill and destroy the lives of anyone who will allow him to.

1Corinthians 10:13 (AMP)
For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear]. But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently.

You are an over-comer.  It's time to forget about the past. Forget and let go of all the mistakes and various temptations you have yielded to in the past. It's a New Day. Things are different now, you know the truth and the truth has set you free. Free from the worry and fear of ever doing the things you were once ashamed of ever again. You are no longer a slave to whatever temptation the devil brings your way. You have authority and power in Christ to win everytime. Say no to the temptations of your past even before that knock at the door of your future. Determine in your heart today that you will never go that way again. God has given you everything you need to be victorious over temptation.

God is not the author of our temptations; He is our Deliverer, our Redeemer.
You are an over-comer, rejoice and be glad. God is on your side and that makes you a member of the winning team !

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