Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jesus Tempation

Different religions have different methods of sin purification. One such is the Kumbh Mela Festival (Grand Pitcher Festival) in Norther India every twelve years. They held this festival last year. See the video below:

Can you imagine having to do this every 12 years? I could not. Christian - Jesus follower, or anyone else for that matter. There's a savior, Jesus Christ, who went to the Cross to take on ALL the sin of the World for ALL time so that you and I can be forgiven of our sins. The victory is won. There's no need to keep going back and seeking a way of forgiveness of sins. All you have to do, right where you are, only travel required is to fall on your knees right before GOD, is to repent and ask HIM for forgiveness and it will be done! See scripture below about Jesus being tempted by the devil.
Matthew 4
New Living Translation (NLT)
The Temptation of Jesus
 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. 2 For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry.

 3 During that time the devil[a] came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.”

 4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say,

   ‘People do not live by bread alone,
      but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]

 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, 6 and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say,

   ‘He will order his angels to protect you.
   And they will hold you up with their hands
      so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’[c]

 7 Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’[d]

 8 Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 “I will give it all to you,” he said, “if you will kneel down and worship me.”

 10 “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say,

   ‘You must worship the Lord your God
      and serve only him.’[e]

 11 Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.

  1. Matthew 4:3 Greek the tempter.
  2. Matthew 4:4 Deut 8:3.
  3. Matthew 4:6 Ps 91:11-12.
  4. Matthew 4:7 Deut 6:16.
  5. Matthew 4:10 Deut 6:13.

2 Corinthians 5:21
New King James Version (NKJV)
21 For He (God) made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
See God's Simple Plan of Salvation here. If you haven't accept Christ as your savior visit the link. Read the page. What have you got to lose? Sin? O' Mighty God, take my sin. Praise You Jesus. If sin is the only thing you got to lose, do it. Sin isn't all it's cracked up to be. In fact, it will crack you up. Literally! Delve into God's word and you'll find multiple places in scripture that tell about Jesus healing mentally disturbed people and restored them to new minds. Wouldn't that be awesome? I know it has been for me. Yes, I've had my moments of being mentally disturbed. Only God knows the depths I dove to. He can help you too.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly God, Father, thank You for Your son Jesus taking on my sin and all the sin of the World making it possible to have eternal life in Heaven, with You. I pray God for all those who are lost, teetering on the fence and those who just simply need an encouraging word to lift them out of the darkness. I pray that today is the day they are lifted and encouraged and the lost are found. I pray this in Jesus' name, amen.