In the wilderness Jesus defeated satan by using three words. “It is written”
I found it interesting that the bible here refers to satan as the tempter. That’s the weapon that he used against Jesus at that time. Temptation. he’s still using that same weapon against us today.
satan came to tempt Jesus while He was weak ,but how did Jesus respond?
By giving satan the Word of God.
During Jesus’s time of temptation satan had the nerve to use the word of God against the word Himself.
(John 1:14 KJV)
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
With every temptation Jesus response was the word of God. Isn’t it funny today that when the tempter comes to us, we want to give him everything but the word of God?
Isn’t it funny how we want to be Christians today without the word of God? Isn’t it funny how we want to be successful and walk in everything God promised but we want it all without His word?
satan knows the word and we think we can go through this life without knowing it.
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.
This is what Jesus said:
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
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.
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.
The tempter is still coming. Through situations and circumstances.
he will come to you, what will you say when he comes?
My mortgage is due-It is written:
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Bad report from the doctor-It is written:
But he was wounded for our transgressions,he was bruised for our iniquities:the chastisement of our peace was upon him;and with his stripes we are healed.
Children acting crazy-It is written:
(Isaiah 54:13 AMP)
And all your children shall be disciples [taught by the Lord and obedient to His will], and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children.
Threatened miscarriage-It is written:
None shall lose her young by miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. (Exodus 23:26 AMP)
Barren- It is written:
Thou shalt be blessed above all people:there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
We have an answer and that answer is: It is written!!!!
Jesus stood on the word and this is was satans response
Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
If we stand on the word and continue to stand on it the devil will leave us alone too.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.