There is the statement which says “If you want anything done right, do it yourself.” The devil understood this and came to tempt Jesus himself. Jesus never gave in because he knew who he was. Even demons knew who he was. The demon-possessed man at the tombs saw Jesus and cried “…What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.” (Mark 5:7 KJV). Mark 3:11 (KJV) emphasized that unclean spirits that saw Jesus cried out “…Thou art the Son of God”. When you are conscious of who you are, it registers in the spirit realm that you are the one in charge.
If you want an electric device to stop working all you have to do is disconnect it from its source of power. Just pull the plug and it stops working. The devil knew the source of Jesus supernatural life and that is why his temptation started with “…If you are the son of God… (Matthew 4:3 NKJV). Every temptation the devil threw at Jesus was to let him doubt who he is. There are 3 things we ought to keep in mind when we want to live the way God created us to be. All this can be seen in the temptation of Jesus.
The first thing you must know is that Jesus was word minded. The devil tempted Jesus by saying “…If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” Jesus replied, “…It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:3-4). We are to live by every word from God, not some words. Our living is feeding on God’s word. Your word intake must be more than the world intake. The media is feeding you 24/7 through every means necessary, telling you what to believe. You will conform if you are not feeding on the word that transforms. The media keeps telling you that we are in a depression and you wonder why you are always depressed.
Various health organisations are saying you cannot live a healthy life without supplements or pills and you believe it. Rather than taking pills that are not working, take the Gospill (Gospel). A certain man was suffering from a disease that he had to be taking drugs continually and he was told by a well-known man of God to read five chapters of the bible every day. Within a few days that disease was gone. 5 doses of God’s word ended it.
Do you know why the word of God works? It is because we were created with words. Therefore, we function by words. When you receive wrong words you will malfunction. That is why evil communication corrupts good manner (1 Corinthians 15:33). If Words not associated with your original programming enters you it begins to affect you negatively. To those who keep saying ” I do not know why I keep doing this thing,” it is because you are not full of God’s word. Something else is taking up space and controlling your heart.
When you read volumes of God’s word, your heart will make room for it and drive out everything contrary to it. If you read the word once in a while, your heart will assume it is a visitor. Scripture says “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20 NKJV). If you are already born again there should be no more knocking, God lives in you. If you read the word today and the next time is 10 days later, you are closing the door for the word to have full access in your life.
No matter how ugly a car is, if the engine and the internal parts are OK, it will take you to your destination. So also when you are full of God’s word, you can achieve what you set your heart to do. When skill reaches its limit Gods word will show you what to do. That is how peter caught a lot of fish after toiling all night (Luke 5:1-7).
There are certain things in life we cannot live without. If the word of God is not the first in that list, one day the storm is going to come and you are going to sink. Peter stepped out with nothing but the word and walked on water. Every step he took was empowered by the word. Once his priority changed, he started sinking. (Matthew 14:28-31). Do not be double-minded. Jesus was single-minded. He focused on the word. You should too.