“Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” Matthew 4:1
Jesus was baptized in the Holy Spirit and immediately led into a place of temptation. This is God’s way. He will confront us as soon as possible with our need to say “No” to the world, the flesh, and the devil. The will of God is never easy! There are mountains to be climbed. Remember, spiritual blessings enjoyed on the mountaintop are to equip us for the valley that lies ahead.
When Jesus faced the enemy, He used the Word of God. Three times He said, “It is written.” He knew what God had said … therefore He was more than a match for the devil. Do you know the Word? If not, then you need to get into it right away.
It’s not just one big fight and after that it’s smooth sailing. Every morning when you wake up, the enemy will be there to face you through a circumstance, a health condition, a financial problem, a critic, or even a close family member. Even if you’ve failed and fallen in the battle in recent days, get back up, take the sword in your hand, and remember His promise, “I give unto you POWER … over all the powers of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19). Child of God, He wants you to be an overcomer today!