Jesus fights Satan under the Law

Matthew 4:1

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

The only weapon Jesus had to defeat the devil was the Word of God. So, he quoted scripture. He had to defeat Satan while under the Law. He had use the Old Covenant tools (like scripture) to defeat the devil. But, it’s very different for us today. We have so much more than just scripture–we have the Living Word of God living in us who has already defeated the enemy.

We’ve often heard it preached that we must also use the Word of God as our weapons against the enemy. Quoting Bible scripture will not defeat the enemy. Christ, the living Word of God, defeats the enemy. He is the one who fights for us, not our ability to quote scripture or even memorize the Word of God.

Matthew 4:17

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Jesus’ key message is that a new era had come. He preached that the kingdom of heaven had arrived.

We had to change our thinking. Today, we need to change the way we think about this. We must metanoeo.

One Response to “Jesus fights Satan under the Law”

  1. wilc February 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Great thought.  Quit depending on what we know and depend on and in Christ in us the hope of glory only!

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