Thank You Jesus

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Thank You Jesus

All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is
delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou
therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
Luke 4:6, 7

Jesus didn’t challenge satan’s claim to earthly authority when the
tempter took Him to a high place and showed Him all of the kingdoms of
the earth in a moment of time. He didn’t rebuke satan and call him a
liar on this specific occasion, because the devil really did have a
claim to those kingdoms-Adam gave his planet-ruling authority to satan
through his sin.

Sin instantly separated Adam and Eve from their unbroken fellowship
with God, and mankind took on the nature of death. Satan thought
everybody in the planet was his servant after that day. The nature of
death is in the father, and it passes through the bloodstream to the

What Jesus dealt with was the sinful motive behind the tempter’s claims. Satan really did possess those earthly powers at that time, but
he had no authority to ask anyone to worship him. Jesus instantly
replied with the Word: “Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve”
(Luke 4:8).

Prayer for Today

Thank you for discernment and for power to overcome all temptations
that satan may place in my way. Thank you for your example of knowing
and doing the Word to live in victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Think on These Things

* John 8:44
* Revelation 22:8

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!