Hey, we all know that Jesus battled with Satan in the wilderness. Movies depict this demonic man (Satan) talking to Jesus in an evil voice saying, “if you are the Son of God…..” To be honest, I wasn’t there and so I don’t really know how it played out.
However, I do know from the Word of God that Satan came and indeed spoke to Jesus. Now whether in the form of a person or in his thoughts, I am not sure. Many believers are not able to identify Satan and his voice because they are looking for a form. As a result, many are unskilled in the word of righteousness and are still babes.
We must exercise our spiritual senses to discern between good and evil, or God’s voice from Satan’s voice.
God’s voice is filled with love towards you. God always speaks to us in light of the FINISHED WORK OF THE CROSS. God never wants to condemn us but rather to lead us to repentance. God always calls us to believe in Jesus for our righteousness and He wants us to believe that Jesus has made us righteous. God never asks for our own righteousness to bless us.
God says, “It is Finished!”
God says, “You are a new creature in Christ!”
God says, “Christ in you is the hope of glory.”
If these things are not a reality in your life, then God calls you to repentance and to believe the Gospel so that you may experience His love.
You know, Peter was talking to Jesus and Jesus rebuked and said, “Get behind me, Satan!” In the natural, it was Peter, but Jesus was able to see Satan speaking through Peter. Peter’s voice was caring and compassionate, but Jesus was still able to see straight through the flesh and see Satan. Satan through Peter was telling Jesus to love his life and this world more than God and His will. Jesus rebuked him!
I want to encourage you to be mature in righteousness and believe God’s love and when Satan comes with his lies, rebuke him into another dimension.
God gave us this word last Friday as a personal message to us:
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
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