Jesus Defeated the Enemy—So Can You
“For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.” - Hebrews 2:18
After Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, He was “led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil” (Matthew 4:1). He did not overcome Satan as God, but as man anointed by the power of God.
He could have said, “Satan, I want you to know that because I am God, I will obliterate you this moment.” Had He asserted His power as God, then when He asks us to overcome the devil, we could respond, “Sure, it’s easy for you to say it. You’re God. Don’t expect me to do what You did.”
Jesus didn’t pull rank on us. Instead, God anointed Jesus as a man to do what we, as humans, can also do by His anointing. You and I have what we need to face any temptation. For we are in Christ, and He is in us.
You have the same Father to call upon and the same Word of God to use against the enemy. You do not have to yield, give up, or give in. Instead, you can have the victory over him, just as Jesus did. Remember, “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”
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