In the bible, there is a story in Matthew 4:1-11 NIV that talks about how Jesus is tested by satan in the wilderness:
- 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Thank you for your powerful, unfailing, and fruitful word. You never cease to amaze us with the depths of your unconditional love for us. Your goodness overflows daily pouring out patience, kindness, faithfulness and so much more. We give you glory for being all that you are. We give you glory for introducing us to your eternal love. We give you glory for the fact that our life is in your hands. We give you glory for creating us to be all that you’ve called us to be. We love you, we honor you, and we adore you. This month, we desire to know you on a more intimate and deeper level than we’ve ever known you before GOD, so begin to break down any walls or barriers that we’ve built. Eradicate anything in our lives that would hinder us from being connected to you. Father we pray that this message transforms our thought process to reignite the power that you have placed within us. Give us a hunger and thirst for your word like never before stirring up our authority to stand on your word in complete confidence and walk in victory in every area of our lives. For we are confident that you hear us whenever we ask for anything that pleases you, and since we know you hear us when we make our requests, we also know that you will give us what we ask for (1 John 5:14-15 NLT). So Father, we rebuke passivity, timidness, fear, self-pity, hopelessness, depression and uncertainty in the mighty name of Jesus. We decree and declare that moving forward we will not give the devil a foothold in our lives (Ephesians 4:27 NIV). We speak life, we speak health, we speak wealth, we speak love, we speak joy, we speak focus, we speak peace, we speak new opportunities into existence right now God. Where one door is shut we declare that plenty of more will be open. We veto every plot of the enemy across the land during this season and we declare rapid healing, we declare greater unity, we declare a spirit of giving, we declare divine opportunities to expose others to you, we declare light in darkness, we declare that we will maximize our time, potential and ability to create. We declare that in this season, we will shake the devil off by boldly walking in the authority that you have blessed us with God. We will operate in dominion over every situation we may encounter. In Jesus name we pray, amen.
Scriptures to Feed Yourself & Reflect On:
Matthew 4:1-11 NIV
Hebrews 4:12 NIV
Isaiah 55:11 NKJV
Numbers 23:19 NLT
Psalms 103:20 NASB
James 4:7 NIV
1 John 5:14-15 NLT
Ephesians 4:27 NIV