Bread Alone

“When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread” (Matthew 4:2–3).

It’s always just the like the enemy to wait until you are physically vulnerable, hungry, tired, upset, to bring about temptation.

The enemy says, “If you are really a Christian, you should have God’s power in you.”

Like our example, Jesus, we have a passion for God. We’ve made a decision to set our hearts to be surrendered to him. Then we are lead into a wilderness experience, and the questions begin. We are wondering where God is and as we pray to gain victory and feel God’s power, Satan doesn’t let up. 

He says stuff like this to me, “These troubles can’t be from God, remember? He loves you, you don’t have to put up with this. You have God’s power, use it!” Satan’s first goal is to create a power failure. He always hopes to push us into acting on our own, hoping that God will not be there when we move forward, and then we will fall on our faces. In this way, doubt has been created, and doubt in Christians can be crippling, we become virtually ineffective.

Jesus told the devil, when He was tempted, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Jesus let satan know that he didn’t come to earth to save Himself, He came to give to humanity.

Jesus never lost sight of his eternal purpose. Jesus learned to depend on the Father during His wilderness experience. I think maybe if we start learning to depend on our Father, our wilderness experiences might lessen. I hope I learn this dependence very soon! Have a blessed day!

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