Oct 22, 2017

Holiness And The Humanity Of Jesus

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The path to holiness leads through the humanity of Jesus.  We think that the sanctifying work comes only from the divine nature of Jesus.  It took the undivided nature of the God-Man to make the holiness of our exalted Father touchable in the Man Jesus.  Follow the human Jesus and you will find one who

Aug 2, 2017

Satan’s Claim

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Jesus said, “I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me” John 14:30 (ESV).  Satan is always looking for something in us through which he can make a claim on us, get a hook in us, plant a seed, or find a

May 30, 2017

Temptation’s Lure

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When fishing, you are seeking to attract a fish to your bait, to get the fish to look at it, smell it, follow it, and ultimately bite it.  This is not unlike what the Tempter does to us.  We are surrounded by hundreds of opportunities a day to take the bait.  Go the other way;

Apr 3, 2017

The Understanding Priest

By |Apr 3, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Intercession, Lent, Prayer, Temptations|0 Comments

Jesus is our Great High Priest, ever able to intercede for us.  He knows our limitations.  He was tempted like we are tempted (Heb 4:15).  He was hurt like we hurt.  He was forsaken, mistreated, lied about, and rejected.  He has pity on us.  He stoops to our weakness because He lived His life in

Mar 28, 2017

Presence and Exile

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Jesus’ exile to Egypt was God’s protection of Him for future ministry.  Jesus was filled with the Spirit just prior to His exile in the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  The Spirit in Jesus during this exile is a reminder to us that God goes into exile with us.  He is with us

Mar 16, 2017

The Spirit In The Wilderness

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“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil” Luke 4:1-2a (NASB).  Being “full of the Holy Spirit” does not mean that you will not be tempted.  Having His abiding Presence does not mean you will

Mar 14, 2017

The Second Adam

By |Mar 14, 2017|Christ, Death, Devotionals, Divine Likeness, Lent, Life, Resurrection, Sin, Temptations|0 Comments

The same serpent that tempted the first Adam in the Garden of Eden showed up to tempt Christ, the second Adam in the wilderness.  The first Adam sinned and died.  The second Adam had rather die than to sin.  And He died. The first Adam’s actions brought us death. The second Adam’s actions brought us

Feb 28, 2017

Satan And Wilderness

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Jesus was fasting in the wilderness, and the devil tempted Him there.  “For forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days” Luke 4:2a (NRSV).  Fasting may be a time of drawing closer to God, but it may also be a time of satanic attack.  Our wilderness may

Feb 6, 2017

Meditate On Truth

By |Feb 6, 2017|Devotionals, Formation, God's Word, Growth, Light, Meditation, Temptations, Truth, Word of God|0 Comments

The Psalms speak of those who meditate on God’s truth day and night.  Day and night parallels praying without ceasing (I Thess 5:16).  This is constantly having God in our thoughts.  It is to allow a truth to be turned over, again and again, in our minds.  It is like seeking new light from a

Dec 8, 2016

The Disguised Satan

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Evil is so repulsive it can never present itself to us as it is.  Because we know that we are to embrace only the good, evil wraps itself in the good to be acceptable to us.  The false comes to us in sheep’s clothing to hide its wolf nature.  It pretends to be one of