(KJV.) 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13
(13) There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
TRICKS AND TREATS
Brethren, whether we are saved or unsaved in this world; there is one common tool of the enemy, that has to be his strength, and from creation, in the garden of Eden until present times, he has, is and still use these tactics to lure humanity into ungodliness and damnation; if you ask, what it is?, the answer to the question is temptation; to be tempted is to have a strong urge and desire to act wrongly, badly, make unwise choices, another word for temptation is enticement; enticement is to observe something attractive, that will cause a person to flesh desire, have strong feelings, incite evil behavior; this is the enemy's deception tool, he tried it first on Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, man fell into sin, refer to what happened in book of Genesis chapter 3; King David the man after our Father's own heart, was tempted by the enemy with lust of the flesh, committed adultery with, Bathsheba, Uriah's the Hittite's wife, refer to the second book of Samuel chapter 11; the King was not able to control his fleshly desires, fell into sin; secondly, to cover up his sinful behavior, he was tempted to destroy Uriah's life at a battlefield in other to cover up his sinful behaviors; no one knows for sure, if the King prayed to resist his temptations, however, we know from the scriptures that he acted upon enemy temptations to destroy a household and fell deeper into sins, however, our Father is merciful, when David repented of his sinful behaviors, our Father forgave him of all his sins: another example, when Herod the King heard about the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior from the three wise men, saying, that he was the King of the Jews; Herod became troubled in the spirit, asked the wise men to look for Jesus and report back to him, so he could worship him; when the wise men did not return to him with their findings, he became angry and ordered all the children in Bethlehem killed, to make sure that Jesus's life was terminated; refer to the book of St. Matthew chapter 2; this is also a temptation that overtook another King to destroy lives in other to secure his throne; and of course, we all know how the enemy tempted Jesus Christ three times, to take away his glory, after Jesus fasted for forty days and nights in the wilderness and was hungry; refer to the book St. Matthew chapter 4: however, Jesus overcame the enemy, by words from the scriptures, therefore, as believers, let us study his words, to prove ourselves in case we face enemy temptations, we may be able to overcome with the blood of Jesus Christ, and words of our mouths; also, think carefully about our endeavors, actions and behaviors, seek counsel, guidance from the Holy Spirit, regarding every undertaking, make sure that we are in the will of our Father, not being tempted to fall into temptations of the enemy of our souls.
The above text, is an encouragement to believers, that there are no temptations in this world, that the enemy had not used before to lure souls into ungodliness and damnation; they are same tricks and treats, deceptions, craftiness, and dubiousness, offering blessings that are not really blessings but offered to lure souls into damnation; regardless of what he does to souls, if we believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, trust in our Father, he does not allow his beloved children to continue in sufferings more than they can handle, but with the same sufferings, provide ways to deliver, help them to overcome burdens and yokes of the enemy, set them free, that they may continue to have faith, persevere in his righteousness forevermore.
Dearly beloved, temptations do pester with human lives, therefore, let us be in spirit at all times; control our mindsets and emotions, five senses against what we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, taste with our tongues, smell with our noses, touch with our hands; for the enemy uses these channels to lure souls into ungodliness; therefore, beware of his tricks and treats; Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is the cornerstone of our faith, in his righteousness, no enemy temptations can overshadow glories of Jesus Christ in believers' lives forever and evermore. Resist the devil in the Name of Jesus! he will flee away. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) II Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.