Jesus Defeated Satan by Totally Submitting to God’s Will and Ways

“Satan tempted Jesus to use his powers to turn stones into bread. He wanted the Son to rebel against the Father and forsake His will and ways. But by faithfully trusting and obeying God, Jesus defeated satan. To Him, the Father’s word is so much more important than physical food.” – Pastor Glem Melo

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By Pastor Glem Melo

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” (Matthew 4:1-4)

Adam was not hungry in paradise, but he rebelled against God and followed his own will and ways.

God tested and let Israel hunger in the wilderness. He was teaching them that they need His word more than physical food (Deuteronomy 8:2-3). But by grumbling and complaining, the Israelites showed themselves to be unfaithful and rebellious to God and His ways (Exodus 15 and 16).

Like Adam and Israel, Jesus was…

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We are a community of people who believe in and live for Jesus Christ. We embrace and proclaim the Gospel as taught in the Bible and explained in the teachings of the Reformation: Salvation is by grace alone (sola gratia) because of Jesus Christ alone (solus Christus), received through faith alone (sola fide), based on the teachings of the Bible alone (sola scriptura), all for the glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria). SALVATION IS BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, BECAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST ALONE, BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE ALONE, ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE.
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