With Jesus, we can overcome Satan’s lies, deceit and manipulations!
Matthew 4 (KJV)
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
“There is no human that has ever lived nor will ever live that could have resisted such a temptation as this that Jesus endured. His trip into the wilderness came with no food and possible no water (although we are not told that) but He fasted for 40 days and He used the Word of God as His offensive weapon. You’ll notice that the Devil knows the Scriptures quite well except that he always twists them and takes them out of context. He also offered Jesus an easy way out…to take the world’s kingdoms from Satan…showing that Satan is the god of this world (2 Cor 4:4) otherwise how could he offered them to Jesus? What Satan was really trying to do was to get Jesus to go around the cross which meant we would not have been saved from our sins. Like Israel in the wilderness, they needed the daily bread and so do we and the Word of God because as Jesus said, physical bread (or food) is never enough to keep Satan away. He needed the Word of God and so how much more do we need it. We need the daily Bread of Life which is Jesus and the Word of God, the Bible to resist temptation and memorize it when we are tempted like Jesus was. Do you really think getting fed at church once a week for less than an hour is enough to keep temptation away? No, you need to be into the Word daily.”
Glory be to God! Jesus WAS our example! Jesus IS our example! We need to daily be in conversation with Him. Awake every morning, thinking on Him. Talking with Him. Praying to Him. Reading His Word. Studying His Word. If there are verses that you may not fully comprehend, use a search engine to assist you. Others have questions, as well; so there are many sites dedicated to helping you with your needs. Also . . . a concordance is of great help to me. Don’t let the enemy fool you into submission! We ARE victorious in Jesus!