Please pray with me that all readers are greatly blessed by the first work in the new discipleship series, ‘Temptation: Lessons From Trials in the Wilderness‘.
I must confess, I wrote this book to get rich. However, the riches I seek are not silver and gold. I pray for an abundance of kingdom fruit, many lives delivered out of the bondage of the kingdom of darkness and into the liberating reality of the kingdom of God.
Heavenly Father, I pray your Spirit fills each reader of this book with the blessed revelation you have given me about Temptation and identity. By the power of Your Spirit, may all readers grow abundantly in the knowledge of Truth as the seed of Your Word produces much kingdom fruit, creating effective inspired disciples of Jesus.
In the mighty matchless name of Jesus, the risen Christ of Nazareth, Amen!
Temptation: Lessons From Trials in the Wilderness‘ is the first of a planned discipleship series. By discussing the trials of Jesus in the wilderness following Jesus’ baptism, I site numerous passages from the Bible, noting the ways in which Jesus managed to avoid succumbing to temptation through His faith in God our Heavenly Father. We all can learn valuable lessons by observing the Lord Jesus’s ways.
I have realized that true faith comes not through effort. True faith only comes by learning the loving paternal nature of God’s character, as revealed in the Bible which reveals that all people can and should become born-again Christians. Through faith, all those who fully chose to turn from their own ways and from following the ways of the world to now following Jesus and His way of God’s kingdom, and who confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior become God’s very children. As children of God, all born again believers have extremely powerful, even supernatural “sonship” life benefits here on Earth, in addition to the Lord’s magnificent promises of eternal life with God.
You can win the battle over temptation in your life and you can learn to walk with God in the very same way the disciples walked with God, and Noah and Abraham walked with God, and even the way Jesus walked with God. You too, born-again Christian believer, can and will do the works that Jesus did and greater works than His, if you so believe.
Learning the truth of God’s character creates optimum faith in God. This trusting confidence enacts the Heavenly Father’s divine power to work by the Holy Spirit through us His children’s faithful declarations, manifesting God’s kingdom truth. This is how the Holy Spirit helps us to overcome the many temptations faced in life, big and small. I hope to promote a stronger sense of victory and “kingdom reign” in our lives through the Lord Jesus and freedom in the kingdom of God on earth.
Prayerfully, this book will change billions of hearts, and will encourage, equip and empower people to become born-again believers, and to realize, embrace and enforce the truth of God’s love and Spirit in them.
Knowing the purpose and the background of temptation equips us to more completely and permanently overcome. If it was as easy as “Just don’t do it,” no one today would be suffering due to the consequences of self-indulgence associated with overeating, drug and alcohol substance abuse, hyper-sexual deviance, gambling, internet lusts, and all other addictions and snares of the enemy.
“And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free…If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” John 8:32, 36 KJV.
**Note: Portions of the book derived from question and answer sessions. The integrity of the information derived was maintained.