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WHEN THE PAWN CONFRONTED THE KING (MATTHEW 4:1-11)

Criminals, thugs and bullies typically like to prey on those who they view as weak.

But our adversary the devil is different. He isn’t overly concerned with the weak.  There’s no need for him put much effort into those who are weak in the faith because they are already ineffective in the Kingdom of God.

He wants to make the strong grow weaker…catch them…or provoke them into weak moments.

The devil launches his most vicious attacks on those who are strong in the faith…

Those who are intentional about pursuing their purpose…

Those who are bearing good fruit…

Those who are effective in the Kingdom of God.


Remember the devil had the nerve to approach Jesus, Yeshua, Himself in the wildersness.


If the devil was bold enough to confront Jesus in the wilderness (John 4:1-11), the Son of God, the Living Word that even spoke Him into existence, then you know he doesn’t have a problem attacking you.  The enemy loves to prey on the STRONG…so he can break them down and make them weaker and ineffective. The devil wants to derail you from you purpose. He wants you to think that God has abandoned you. He wants you to say, “Why try?” The devil knows the power you have through your faith, so he tries to crush you…emotionally, physically and spiritually. He wants to break your will.

Here’s the good news! God let’s us know in…

1 John 4:4 (NKJV)

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”.

God has promised us power over the enemy.

He told us that if we resist the devil, he has no choice but to flee.

When it seems the devil’s attack is at its worse…know that God trusts His strongest soldiers with the most fierce battles.

Remember…

Ephesians 6: 10-18

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Be encouraged…

Stay strong…

God’s got you!

BE BLESSTIFIED!

 

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God bless you! I'm a husband, father and ordained Minister since 1996. I serve as an Associate Minister at Oak Spring Church Arlington TN, a suburb of Memphis. I'm a professional Copywriter for a Fortune 500 company, published Gospel songwriter and owner of an independent label, Al-Go-Rhythm Music. My main spiritual gift is Exhortation...I'm a natural encourager. I love the word of God and sharing it from a "Wow, I never thought of it like that before" perspective. There's so much fresh revelation in God's word that is just as relevant today as it was as it unfolded. I hope my daily devotionals enhance your walk with God, taking you beyond BLESSED to BLESSTIFIED.

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