I CAN OVERCOME THE TEMPTATIONS I FACE, IF, LIKE JESUS…
1. I MAKE PLEASING GOD TODAY MY DAILY PASSION.
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment… a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
Matthew 3:13-17 NIV
So whether we live or die we make it our life’s passion to live our lives pleasing to him.
2 Corinthians 5:9 TPT
So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.
Matthew 6:34 NLT
2. I CHOOSE TO BE LED BY GOD'S SPIRIT NOT BY MY DESIRES
He was led by the Spirit to go out into the wilderness, where the Devil tempted him for forty days. He ate nothing all that time and was very hungry.
Luke 4:1b-2 NLT
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
Galatians 5:16, 17 ESV
3. I AM AWARE THAT I WILL FACE TEMPTATION.
... where the Devil tempted him for forty days. He ate nothing all that time and was very hungry.
Luke 4:2 NLT
And remember, when you are being tempted…”
James 1:13 NLT
I don't want Satan to outwit us. After all, we are not ignorant about Satan's scheming.
2 Corinthians 2:11 GW
4. I UTILIZE THE TOOLS GOD GAVE ME.
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
3 TOOLS THAT ALLOWED JESUS TO RESIST TEMPTATION:
● God gave me the tool of FASTING.
After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
Matthew 4:2 NIV
This kind doesn’t go out except by prayer and fasting.
Matt 17:21 WEB
● God gave me the tool of PRAYER.
However, Jesus continued his habit of retiring to deserted places and praying.
Luke 5:16 ISV
Watch and pray. Then you won't fall into sin when you are tempted. The spirit is willing. But the body is weak.
Mark 14:38 NIrV
● God gave me the tool of SCRIPTURE.
”The devil… said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these rocks to become bread.” Jesus answered him, “The Scriptures say, ‘It is not just bread that keeps people alive. Their lives depend on what God says.’”
Matthew 4:3-4 ERV
Then the devil led Jesus to the holy city of Jerusalem and put him on a high place at the edge of the Temple area. He said to Jesus, “If you are the Son of God, jump off, because the Scriptures say ‘God will command his angels to help you, and their hands will catch you, so that you will not hit your foot on a rock.’” Jesus answered, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’”
Matthew 4: 5-7 ERV
Then the devil led Jesus to the top of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and all the wonderful things in them. The devil said, “If you will bow down and worship me, I will give you all these things. Jesus said to him, “Get away from me, Satan! The Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God. Serve only him!’”
Matthew 4: 7-10 ERV
So the devil left him. Then some angels came to Jesus and helped him.
Matthew 4: 11 ERV