This week in biblical history, Yeshua was mikveh’d in the Jordan. Shortly thereafter, he embarked on a 40-day fast in the desert, as we read in Matthew chapter 4:
Matthew 4:3 Then the tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of the Almighty, command that these stones be made bread.” 4But Yeshua answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of YeHoVaH.’” 5Then hasatan took him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the Temple, 6and said to him, “If you are the Son of Elohim, cast yourself down, for it is written, ‘He shall give his angels charge concerning you, and in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone.’” 7Yeshua said to him again, “It is written, ‘You shall not put YeHoVaH your Elohim through your tests.’” 8Again, hasatan took him up to an exceeding high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9He said, “All these things will I give you, if you will bow down before me.” 10Then Yeshua said to him, “Get away satan, for it is written, ‘You shall bow down before YeHoVaH your Elohim, and him only shall you serve.’” 11Then hasatan left him, and angels came and attended to him.
Remember, the adversary knows his stuff.
Temptations that come your way may be well veiled and not as easy to cast aside as you might think.
Let us follow the example of our Messiah and make sure we know the words of the Father as well. Let us make sure we do our own thinking and our own studying of the Word and never let a Pope, preacher or politician do our thinking for us.