Monday, February 7, 2005

Re: tempting of Jesus

How is it possible the devil could dare tempt Jesus who is also
God, the devils own Creator?
I know satan did because the Bible tells us this, but I have often
pondered how it could be possible.
As I continue reading your lessons each day and study the Bible,
I marvel at all God has done and is still doing.  There are many
things in the Bible that just plain boggle my mind, but I believe
everything written knowing God is the Author.  
One of my sons asked me the other day how I could accept the
Bible as all truth when it was man who wrote it.  I told my son that
is what faith is all about, and I asked him, " how do you know I am
really your mother?"  He said, " because you gave birth to me".
I said, " how do you know that is a truth, you were a newborn
baby, how can you know it was me who gave birth to you?"
Well, he said, because I know it .  " How?, you were born
knowing nothing, HOW DO YOU REALLY KNOW?"   Well you
told me?   LOL  Told my son  that was faith in his mom that
she was speaking truth because without that?  He had no other
way of knowing I was really his mother,  and my faith comes from
believing everything God has written in the Bible is true because

I very good story, yes the Bible is true. People will believe everything but God's truth. Jesus said this...

  John 5:43  I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
John 5:44  How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
John 5:45  Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
John 5:46  For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
John 5:47  But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

  Regarding satan tempting Jesus, Jesus was in flesh, satan comes against flesh with thoughts designed for the weakness of the flesh. God in the flesh of Jesus resisted with the word of God. Another mention is in Hebrews...  

 Heb 4:14  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Heb 4:15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Heb 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

If Jesus had not have come and experienced all the trials of being human, he could not identify with our sufferings.  

Heb 5:8  Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
Heb 5:9  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;


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