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USING GOD'S WORD AS A WEAPON TO OVERCOME ALL THINGS

From IF NOT FOR GOD

Weapon to overcome

The “tempter” came to him and said, if you are the Son of God; tell these stones to become bread. Jesus answered, it is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:3-4)

JESUS IS....


- Father to the fatherless
- Hope to the hopeless
- Friend to the friendless
- Shelter to the homeless
- Faith to the faithless
- Grace to the fearful-hearted
- Direction to the journal.... Remember life is a journey not a destination

Jesus is the only one that can walk the journey with you without him being weary, even when the tempter came, in those trials, that loneliness, in those fear and in the midst of decision. In our lives, it is not a question of "if the tempter will come" but when he will come. We will face temptation until we die. Remember God had one Son without sin, but he never had a son without temptation.

Jesus didn’t silently disagree with Satan, He answered him - and He answered him from the Word of God. When Jesus quotes Deuteronomy 8:3, Jesus shows that every word that proceeds from the mouth of God should be more precious to us that food itself.

- Jesus used Scripture to battle Satan’s temptation.
- He could have spoken new revelations, but chose to say, ‘It is written”
- He could have stood against Satan with logic and reason. Instead, Jesus used the word of God as a weapon against Satan and temptation.
- He used a weapon that one can use when they are all alone.
- He used a weapon to defend His Son ship.
- He used a weapon to defeat temptation.
- He used a weapon that was effective because He understood it.

Brethren we must see temptation for what it is - a lie. Then, we must combat temptation with the word of God. Then, we must always build ourselves up in the truth, and have it in our heart. We need to learn from this; to learn how we can overcome temptation, but even more importantly how Jesus overcame temptation on our behalf and succeeded as the sinless Son of God where Adam and Moses and all others had failed.

Word of God as a spiritual weapon (Ephesians 6:10-20 & Matthew 4:1-11)

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