MATTHEW 4:1 "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 hungered. 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 showeth 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."
In Matthew 4 we read of the spirit taking Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by the
devil. (Notice Satan did not take Jesus to be tempted, the Spirit took him to be
tempted!) Satan first tempted Him with food! (hmmm...Isn't THAT interesting?) He
hadn't eaten for forty days so the need and the desire for food was great. But Jesus quoted
scripture to him. The second temptation was power. Satan put Jesus on a pinnacle of the temple
and tempted Him to call angels to catch Him as He fell, therefore tempting God to intervene.
Jesus once again quoted him scripture. The third and final temptation was that of riches,
material things. This is probably the most successful temptation Satan has ever used on mankind!
Once again, Jesus quoted scripture.
Here are a few scriptures you can use against the tempter.
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