“If You Are the Son of God?”
Today we’re fasting from the thought that HaSatan [The Adversary] tempted Messiah with, “If You Are the Son of God…”, as We “Count the Omer” [Day Six of the Barley Harvest]. Has the Enemy sent fiery darts your way that cause you to question your faith? What does Scripture say about that?
Let’s change today:
1. BE WHO YOU ARE, NOT WHO YOU’RE NOT: Gen 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them – Gen. 5:1-2 This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created. – “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.– Luke 3:38…..the son of Adam, the son of God. Adam was the first CREATED “Son of God”, as God was His Father. Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay [Adam: means “red clay”], and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.
2. REJECT THE LIE OF THE ENEMY: Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said…?” – Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be LIKE GOD, knowing good and evil” – Gen. 3:4-5. MESHUGENAH! [Yiddish for “crazy”], How could the “serpent” [Satan: Rev. 12:9] deceive Eve with a LIE! If you don’t know the truth, you will FALL for a LIE every time! Adam and Eve were created in HaShem IMAGE, after His LIKENESS, therefore, they were aleady “LIKE GOD”, in His spiritual attributes and character.
3. MODEL MESSIAH, AND DECLARE “IT IS WRITTEN”: The Adversary tried the SAME LIE and SAME TEMPTATION on the MESSIAH, as he does on us! Matt. 4:1-4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “IF YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “IT IS WRITTEN [IN THE TORAH: Deut. 8:3], ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by.’” every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
4. OVERCOME THE TEMPTATION AND PASS THE TEST: Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin – 1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. Both Adam and Yeshua were tempted with the SAME THREE POINTS that all MANKIND are TEMPTED with.
1. Lust of the Eyes
ADAM – “pleasing to the eyes” YESHUA – “stones to bread”
2. Lust of the Flesh
ADAM – “good for food” YESHUA – “throw yourself of the Temple”
3. Pride of Life
ADAM – “be like God” YESHUA – “stones to bread”
1 Cor. 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it – Col. 3:10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the IMAGE of Him who created him – 1 John 5:4 For whatever [or whoever] is born [or recreated in the IMAGE] of God OVERCOMES THE WORLD. And this is the VICTORY that has overcome the world—our faith – Rev. 2:17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who OVERCOMES I will give some of the HIDDEN MANNA to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”’ NKJV
Think It, Say It & Do it!:
DECLARE: I REALIZE WHO I AM IN MESSIAH, and REJECT the ENEMY’S LIE. I am recreated in the IMAGE of HaShem, and I am LIKE GOD after His LIKENESS, therefore NO Weapon of the Adversary will WIN against me! I am an OVERCOMER of his temptations, and I PASS THE TEST, by the Power of the Spirit, in Yeshua’s Name! Shalom Y’all!