March 24th, 2019
A Great High Priest
Hebrews 4:14-16 (KJB) Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Who better than God to sympathize with our daily struggles and frailties. Why, because He faced every temptation that we too face on this earth today. God’s Word tells us that Jesus was tempted in all points in the short time He was present in the tent of flesh on this earth.
There are the three avenues that sin enters our life, through the lust of our flesh; our eye gate, and in the pride of life (1st John 2:16). It is in these three same areas that the devil tried to defeat Jesus. Not only did he attempt to defeat him in these areas prone to human weakness, but he went after him in a time of perceived weakness in the midst of physical hunger, extreme tiredness, and in appealing to his flesh with an opportunity to puff up with great pride in himself rather than beholding the greatness of God.
Guess what, Jesus Christ was triumphant in defeating these same ploys and tricks of the devil and not giving into in times of great testing in His flesh. You too can appeal to God, who is our Hight Priest, for both to Jews and Gentiles.
Every man has the natural propensity for these very same weaknesses but can choose to allow God’s supernatural power and presence to fight every battle pertaining to the sin and the flesh.
We, being children of God, cannot rightfully claim any natural weaknesses as an excuse in falling into sin. Jesus Christ already soundly defeated every kind of temptation the devil uses. He has no new tricks and you too can overcome him even when facing times of great trial and temptations through the power and presence of God onboard your softened heart.