KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 13:13 KJV” And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved“.
Temptation or trials will happen to every child of God. The Bible calls it the evil day. God allows it our way so we would overcome and bring glory to His name. They also come to make us perfect and complete when we overcome them. We must see them as great opportunities to make great strides in the Spirit. We must actually count it all joy when trials come our way. (James 1:2–5) There is also a glorious crown for all those who will overcome (1st Peter 5:4) We must therefore not be discouraged under temptations. Our Lord Jesus was tempted in all points yet he never sinned (Heb 4:15)
What made the master overcome all the grievous satanic temptations that came His way. He doggedly relied on the strength of the Holy Spirit. This was expressed in His commitment to prayer. He said to the disciples, pray that they may not enter into temptations. Mat 26:41 KJV “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak”.
Temptation from the master’s statement is a state or condition that one’s strength cannot stand. His statement also means that, your commitment to prayer makes divine strength available, to help you to overcome. The Lord added that in such trying moments, the spirit of a man may be willing to overcome yet cannot help, because the flesh which must carry out the action is helpless. Prayer would keep you strengthened, so you are not overwhelmed with it. Watch and pray.
When the Lord had to go unto the cross, he had to pray so much that, His sweat became as great drops of blood.
(Luke 22:44). Out of such agonizing prayers the Bible said the following “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him”(Luke 22:43)
The Lord’s victory from this contest is deliverance for all humanity. Your victory is not your sole victory, but a solution to multitudes. You must not be discouraged in the moment of trial and difficulty. If the Lord overcame then you can likewise overcome.
Temptations will come in various forms, but I always overcome them. I depend on the Lord through prayers and the word of God to overcome. I count it all joy as they come my way, for they make me more perfect.
Jas 1:2-4 KJV “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers’ temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Luke 22:42 KJV Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.