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Take Up Your Cross February 1st 2015

Can you navigate through spiritual mine fields?

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. (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV)

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man…”  Temptation is common or ordinary; not spectacular occurrences relentlessly tugging at our flesh leaving no other choice but to give in; succumbing to the situation at hand giving it power over us.

If a situation is powerful the blame for our sin can be attached to our experience of temptation instead of reveling in the supernatural power and faithfulness of God who already broke the power of sin forever on the cross for all mankind.

That means any enticement to sin we face are nothing special; never going beyond that which is commonly faced.  Even Jesus, who came to earth in a tent of flesh, faced temptation with the same tactics satan uses on man today.  Jesus remained perfect never succumbing to any sin through the power of God working through Him and bringing victory and shining a light on His perfection and holiness.

This same power for victorious living is available to us.  Jesus knows first-hand how attracting the nature to sin is.  Temptation from satan is built on enticing mankind in three areas: lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.  Man is most vulnerable and easily attracted by faux jewels satan cleverly offers as he targets us in areas predisposed to weakness in our flesh.

The power of resistance is all credited to the supernatural power of God working in and through Jesus Christ.  We can take hold of His great example of resisting temptation according to God’s blueprint for spiritual success.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearWhat about you?  Are you making excuses for your propensity to sin?  Or are you reveling in the supernatural power of God overcoming areas of temptation appealing to your flesh.

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