Acting on the Word: “It is written”!

Are you troubled by your circumstances? Act on the word…. Use the words, It is written & a quote from the scriptures.

(The Living Word of God has been put on paper in the language of men so that we may use it the same way Jesus used it. (Isaiah 55:11)

Acting on the word is letting Jesus act through you. Jesus is Lord and He exercises that Lordship through you.

Jesus is our ultimate example when it comes to warding off spiritual attacks. Observe how Jesus handled direct attacks from Satan when He was tempted by him in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11). Each temptation was answered the same way—with the words “It is written” and a quote from the Scriptures. Jesus knew the Word of the living God is the most powerful weapon against the temptations of the devil. If Jesus Himself used the Word to counter the devil, do we dare to use anything less?

Matthew 4:1–11

The Temptation of Jesus

4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written,  man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’

7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, you shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, you shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.”

11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

02/23/17

 

 

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