The Word of God says in the New International Version of the Gospel of Matthew 4:4:
“Jesus answered, “It it written: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.~”Matthew 4:4, NIV~
In this Scripture, Jesus was being tempted By Satan in the wilderness after fasting for forty days and forty nights. Jesus answered Satan the second time He was tempted with these words:
“Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”~Matthew 4:7, NIV~
The third time that Jesus was tempted, He told Satan to get behind Him with these words:
~”Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”~Matthew 4:10, NIV~
After Jesus commanded Satan to get out of him, he left Him and angels attended to Him, per the Gospel of Matthew 4:10.
There are times when we, as followers of Christ, find ourselves in a wilderness and can’t seem to find a way out. We just can’t get to the root of what is causing ourselves to be upset. We just can’t seem to escape from the tempter. That liar is Satan.
Satan tempted Jesus three times in the wilderness and Jesus escaped the temptation with Scripture He knew from His Heavenly Father God. I can relate to Jesus because there are times in my life when Satan feeds me with lies and I succumb to them rather than surrender to the Truths of Scripture that are found in the Word of God, the Bible.
Yesterday, I spoke with a very good Christian lady friend of mine, Michelle, in a phone conversation. I LOVE Michelle because she can tell a situation as it is from the Biblical perspective and not cleave to the worldly perspective(in other words, she tells it—-the situation—-as it is with dignity and Christian morale).
Yesterday, I was being tempted to do something that would damage my standing, as a Christian, and that would ultimately change my relationship with Father God and how others viewed me. I was tempted to lie. While I choose to not go into what the lie was exactly, I will say that Michelle is a good friend in that she saved me from making a horrible mistake that would change my life forever.
Michelle told me to hold fast, speak, and declare the truths of God over my life in whatever the situation is that I am going through and that it shall be well with me, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I took that night to think about and rest on what Michelle told me.
The next day, I wrote out Scripture from Isaiah 54, the Gospel of John, and other books of the Bible. God was certainly faithful as He spoke to me how to combat Satan with Daily Bread that comes from the Mouth of God daily, in the Name of Jesus Christ. God showed me the truth while Satan tried and tried and tried to lie to me to lie, but failed. God’s unfailing love for me, in the midst of my sin, triumphed over Satan and the lie He wanted me to believe about myself and tell others. The lie failed. Satan ultimately failed. Jesus won and wins every time.
I began to declare the truths of God’s Word (my Daily Bread) over my life and as a result, I was free. I was free from Satan and His lies. That lie does not belong to me and I bar it and ban it, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”~John 8:36, NIV~
From this day forward, I do not and will not give into lies that are not true about myself and certainly not by someone, who wants me to think of myself as less than. I refuse lies and accept the Truths of God, in Jesus’ Name. I am His Child. I am His Daughter. I am His Princess.
Let me pray for you now, dear reader:
Thank You for freeing me from the lie. I am not what my family wants me to think or believe about myself. Thank You that I am not my past mistakes and that You have already cleansed me from my past mistakes. I pray over each reader today and that he or she will not surrender their lives to the enemy, but rather to You, the Maker and Creator of their lives and Your Truth. You are a God of Truth and not a god of lies and confusion. Satan is that tempter and liar, and I command him to flee from any reader now, who is thinking about lying or giving into lies, in the Name of Jesus Christ. May no weapon that is formed against the minds of these readers prevail and may each reader walk in Your Truths, victory, and freedom today. I command anything that is not of You (especially lies) to leave each reader now and that Your peace will surpass the understanding and minds of the readers today. Keep each reader enraptured in Your great and unfailing love today. I give you all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless you dear reader! ❤
~”No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”~Isaiah 54:17, KJV~