The Temptation of Jesus
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  • Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert. ''Luke 4:1''

    He`s filled with the Spirit; He`s led by the Spirit. The very next event after He spends forty days in the desert being tempted, Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit and news about Him spread. ''Luke 4:14''

    His very first sermon began with these words:

  • The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me. ''Luke 4:18, Isaiah 61:1- 2''

    Now anointing was very important in the Old Testament. Kings and prophets would often be anointed with oil, but that was a picture of being anointed with the Spirit of God. The name Messiah¨the One for whom they were waiting¨comes from a word in Greek or Hebrew that simply meant ?the Anointed One.? That`s why the Baptism of Jesus is so crucial. It is because He is anointed by the Spirit. He is the Messiah. His ministry begins, and what He does, He does in the Spirit. He is led, comforted, guided, empowered and strengthened by the Spirit. Then He says, ?If you want to follow Me, you will need that same power.?

    By: John Ortberg
    Category: The Temptation of Jesus
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    The Temptation of Jesus

    Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. He ate nothing in those days. Afterward, when they were completed, he was hungry. The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."
    Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'"
    The devil, leading him up on a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. The devil said to him, "I will give you all this authority, and their glory, for it has been delivered to me; and I give it to whomever I want. If you therefore will worship before me, it will all be yours."
    Jesus answered him, "Get behind me Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'"
    He led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down from here, for it is written,
    'He will give his angels charge concerning you, to guard you;'
    'On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest perhaps you dash your foot against a stone.'"
    Jesus answering, said to him, "It has been said, 'You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'"
    When the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until another time.

    Luke 4:1-13
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