Temptations are the devil's stock-in-trade. Nevertheless, Christ's New Covenant Kingdom Saints have a choice. The Lord says, simply submit yourselves to Him and resist the enemy's temptation to end his hold.

But if Believers yield to temptation Satan has free access to lead them. Only the Holy Spirit has the right to lead a son or daughter of God.

Entering into the temptation gives authority to the enemy to take over because the Believer has given place to the devil.

The overarching thing in what the Lord's is saying is that the kingdom over a Believer's life belongs to the Father.


"Let no one say when he is tempted, 'I am tempted by God'; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.

But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.

Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death," James 1'13-15.

Temptation is not of God. Neither is being tempted sin. But desire can be very dangerous.

Here's a great blessing. Every Believer can know that:

"No temptation has overtaken you

except such as is common to man; but God is faithful,

who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able,

but with the temptation will also make the way of escape,

that you may be able to bear it," 1 Corinthians 10'13.

But be on guard:

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith .., 1 Peter 5'8-9.

Be wise:

"... taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one," Ephesians 6'16.

Be steadfast:

"... above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God," Ephesians 6'16,17.


Jesus knows that the evil one works to take God's place in Believers' lives. He experienced the enemy's efforts against Him.

Satan's aim is to have the kingdom, the power and the glory of everything. Don't co-operate with him:

"Be angry and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil," Ephesians 4'27-28.

"But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare," 1 Timothy 6'9.