(KJV.) JAMES 1:2-4
(2) My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
(3) Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
(4) But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
WATCH OUT FOR HIM!
Brethren, beware of the enemy, in other not, to yield into temptations; watch out, and be prayerful! Regardless of how spiritual believers maybe in the righteousness of our Father; occasionally, there will be temptations from the enemy of our souls, to fall into sinful behaviors: what is a temptation? To be tempted is to feel pressures applied to thought processes, these pressures are designed by the enemy purposely to create wrong thinkings and emotions that will lead to wrong actions, behaviors.
One way or another, every human has been tempted many times, failed few testings, fallen into sins; since creation of human species, in the garden of Eden, the serpent tempted Eve and Adam with his lies, enticed them to eat the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, planted in the middle of the garden, which our Father forbade them not to eat or surely die, brought the fall of humanity, refer to Genesis chapter 3; subsequently, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior was led up of the spirits into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil three times, refer to Matthew chapter 4; in his case, Jesus had fasted for forty days and forty nights, was in spirit, therefore, he successfully passed all three testings, overcame the devil with the scriptures, accelerated to the next level of his assignment, preached the kingdom messages unto multitudes; Judas Iscariot, the disciple of Jesus Christ, was also tempted by the enemy, to betray his master to higher authorities for thirty pieces of silver, but Judas failed the testing, yield his heart to evil works, refer to Matthew 26:15; after Jesus was arrested, scourged, crucified, the enemy who infiltrated his mind to betray his master, turned on Judas himself, led him to outskirts of the town, hanged himself on a tree; refer to Matthew 27:5; temptations led Ananias and Saphira his wife, to lie to the Holy Ghost, kept back price of their own land, sold to donate the proceeds to the ministry of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; refer to Acts chapter 5; there are other examples recorded in the scriptures, whereby the enemy of our souls, infiltrated, manipulated human thought processes, moved into their hearts, pressed them sorely, executed his evil works.
As humans, whether we fail or pass temptations; let us count our blessings that temptations did not overtake our lives, that we are still alive to testify of how we made it through difficult times, and not feel like failures, but walk in victories, there are no failures in Jesus Christ, rather second, third, and fourth chances to overcome temptations, move forward to final destinations of life; whenever we overcome temptations, let us give glory to Jesus Christ for gifts of discernments, to realized that we were being tempted of the enemy, but did not yield our members, to believe his deceptions, fall into ungodliness, trespass against our Father: temptations are evil desires of the enemy, to pester with our souls, and disrupts our emotions, hangs dark clouds upon our shoulders, sorrows, and anxieties prevail against our souls; however, there is peace, joy in Jesus Christ, let us come unto him with all our labors, heavy laden, receive eternal rest for our souls. Submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. refer to the book of James 4:7.
Dearly beloved, the devil is a master of deceptions, when we fail temptations, he jubilates over our souls, if we should fail a test, we ought to learn lessons from our failures, to know what to do, or not to do next time, how to handle ourselves in case we are tempted again, have patience, wait upon the Jesus Christ for more spiritual powers, to overcome further deceptions; because the enemy tempts souls, seasonally, and chances are he will be back with more strategic lies, plots, and plans to derail believers faiths in the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forever and evermore. Beware of the devil! Come to Jesus Christ! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptations: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.