Satan’s Power

“Remember, the only power that Satan has now is to roar like a vicious lion the law’s demands in your conscience and accuse you of irredeemable failure. He has no other power over you but to insidiously slander God’s faithful love in your ears. Because Jesus was successful in his temptations, when Satan comes to accuse you (his name, Satan, means “accuser”), you don’t need to try to defend yourself with your own record. All you have to do is recall the perfect obedience of the Son in your place and go on your way in faith.” – Elyse Fitzpatrick, Found in Him

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  1. “Because Jesus was successful in his temptations”

    Morning Jonathan.

    yes, accuser and also tempter, and Jesus was successful in the wilderness with those temptations…to resist the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life.

    same strategy continues, accusation and temptation…

    -yet we remember each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. James 1:14
    -but now we desire to live the rest of our time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. 1 Peter 4:2
    -so we put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. Romans 13: 14
    -since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:.18
    -and we do not love the world nor the things in the world for if anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming. If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him. 1 John 2 verses

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