Matthew 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
The key is to fight the enemy by submitting to God, declaring God’s word and resisting the temptation so that the devil will go away.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
The devil will always make the temptation look real good, promising all the things you desire if you just follow him. He is a liar! When Jesus was in the wilderness for forty days after being baptized, everything that the devil tempted Him with, God had already promised Him. The question is are you willing to wait on God to see the promise fulfilled, or are you going to settle for the counterfeit that will ultimately derail your purpose. Trust me, I know waiting is hard when you’re bubbling with anticipation for your blessing, but a counterfeit blessing is just as good as counterfeit cash. It holds no value and will eventually cause you to be put in jail (held captive) by the enemy! Waiting on God = freedom, joy, and peace. Nothing is better than resting in God’s will for your life. So whatever your temptation is, stand firm on your deliverance, fight with your sword of the spirit which is the word of God, and trust that GOD WILL FULFILL His promises in His perfect timing!
Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak
Be aware of when the enemy comes and what he is doing, pray without ceasing, and fast when God calls you to. It might be impossible in your own strength, but with God, all things are possible!
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it
Father, we thank you that Your word provides us with every strategy that we need to fight the devil. Help us to seek your word in everything we do so we might live the abundant life that you have promised us. Make us aware of the counterfeit and give us Your words to fight with. Show us our way of escape when we are tempted. We submit to You, give us strength to resist the devil so that he has to flee. We guard our deliverance and stand firm in our faith knowing that You are a God that fulfills every promise. Forgive us for when we have fallen short. We thank You for Your mercy. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!