His Life and Victory is Ours !

Christ wilderness 2     “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us . . . !”     Romans 8:37

Today Satan is carrying forward zealously his work of temptation, and he will make many conquests over those who are not watching unto prayer. Christ was tempted in all points as we are tempted. Let those who are bowed down under trial and temptation, and who feel that their friends have forsaken them, think of Christ, of Whom God said, “This is My Beloved Son,” alone in the wilderness, meeting temptations more severe than any that are brought against them.

Let them not give up in despair, but reach out a trembling hand of faith to grasp the Hand that is held out to save (Isaiah 42:1-7 & 40:26-31).      Let them cast their helpless souls upon Jesus, Who, because He has passed over the ground knows how to deliver them that are tempted . . . .
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Man’s first temptation & the Victory of Christ !

Christ's victory 2     “For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities (weaknesses); but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin . . . !”     Hebrews 4:15 & 2:17 & Romans 8:2-3

     After His baptism, the Son of God entered the dreary wilderness, there to be tempted by the devil . . . . For forty days He ate and drank nothing . . . . He realized the power of appetite upon man; and in behalf of sinful man, He bore the closest test possible upon that point.   Here a victory was gained which few can appreciate. The controlling power of depraved appetite, and the grievous sin of indulging it, can only be understood by the length of the fast which our Saviour endured that He might break its power . . . ! 

     Intemperance (self-indulgence) lies at the foundation of all the moral evils known to man. Christ began the work of Redemption just where the ruin began. The fall of our first parents was caused by the indulgence of appetite. In redemption, the denial of appetite is the first work of Christ. What amazing love has Christ manifested in coming into the world to bear our sins and infirmities, and to tread the path of suffering, that He might show us by His Life of spotless merit how we should walk, and overcome as He had overcome !”

     “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The Just shall live by faith . . . !”     Romans 1:17

And “this I say then . . . . Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lusts (carnal desires) of the flesh !”   Galatians 5:16
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Glad Tidings of Romans ! – part 6

woman caught adultery     For I am not ashamed of the Glad Tidings of Christ . . . for therein is the Righteousness of GOD revealed ! . . .”
Romans 1:16-17

 “And early in the morning He (Jesus, Yehushua) came again into the temple . . . and the scribes and Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery . . . in the very act. And they say unto Him, Master . . . Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest Thou ?

     And Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote upon the ground, as though He heard them not . . . And He lifted up Himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her . . . !”     John 8:1-11

     “But go and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice . . . and the knowledge (knowing) of God more than burnt offerings ! . . . For I Am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance !”     Matthew 9:13 & Hosea 6:6 Continue reading