“1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” (Matthew 4:1)
Satan will never repent; Satan will never change, Satan will never be restored and Satan will never be saved from the hell that is awaiting him. But one thing is for sure; Satan will bow down to God, just like everybody else. His knees will not be able to offer resistance to the power and authority of Jesus. In John 10:10 Jesus gives us Satan’s job description:
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…”
Without a doubt, Satan has remained faithful to his call! As many of us doubt our call and find ourselves in many ups and down; Satan knows how to stay focused on what his job is.
Temptation is defined as; “to be scrutinized” The words scrutinize means, “to examine somebody or something closely and carefully.” In other words; temptation reflects what we are really made of. That is why it is extremely dangerous to release somebody into the fullness of ministry that has not been tested. We live in a world where our talents are shinning above our character. We step out because of our good talent, but as Satan unleashes his destructive strategy against us, many of us fall hard onto the floor of shame.
We can’t really know if something is what they say it is until it is being tested, scrutinized and weighed against all possibilities of wrong doing. The cars we buy must go through a testing process and as they are able to pass all of the required testing, then they are ready to be sold out in the market. Don’t confuse the waiting and the training with inactivity; I am not saying just sit back and wait! As you go and as you engage you are being prepared for more and greater things. It is important that you don’t try to go ahead of God, because you will never be able to do so. For the place that God is preparing many of us, we must make sure that we are equipped with the anointing and grace of God, every step of the way. Our natural abilities are worthless without the anointing and the backing of the Holy Ghost.
TO BE CONTINUED…