People of Faith Series ‘Jesus’

Most people believe Jesus never had a trial because He was God in the flesh, but that is not what the bible teaches. Jesus was a man of flesh and bone just like we are, as well as, the Word of God who is referred to as the Son of God in Scripture. In truth, God’s Word is His Son, the same as we are the father of, or creator of our words. We say that He was the Incarnate Word of God; which means He, the Word of God had taken up residence or lived in a fleshly body. [John 1:14] We are told in [Hebrews 2:15] that, “For, He (Jesus) Himself suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.” Well, yeah, We know that He was tempted by the devil in the desert, but not after that. [Hebrews 4:15] “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Jesus wasn’t just tempted, He was tempted in every area of His life. Every time He was confronted by a religious person, He was being tempted to lose his temper and sin. That didn’t happen because He was a temperate man who never lost control. His self-control allowed Him to use His authority to control the outcome of every situation He found Himself in because every word He spoke and every action He performed carried with it eternal consequences for mankind. If He would have lost His self-control even once and given in to the temptation to strike back at people, He would have lost His authority and became just like every other man. Thank God that never happened and He completed His assignment on earth to die a perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world thus proving to us under the guidance of the Holy Spirit that it is possible for a person to live above sin and love their neighbor as much as they love themselves. Jesus had a choice. He could have struck out at people, but that would not have been good for us. We have a choice. We can strike out at those who try to hurt us, but what good does that do. You would now have two hurting people instead of one. When you lose your cool, you have lost an opportunity to help the other person overcome their pain. Jesus used every opportunity to meet the needs of the other person. Many accepted His help, many didn’t, but the offer was there just the same as it is today. Yes, Jesus was tempted to sin, but by faith in His Father and His desire to please His Father, He did not give in to that temptation thereby setting before us an example to follow of how to live a full life free of sin and full of Holy Ghost power. DThrash

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