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Re: The Desire of Ages--12--The Temptation
« Reply #80 on: January 31, 2021, 07:30:24 AM »
For what purpose were we given this chapter to study? Or, for what purpose did Jesus go through this 40 day experience? Or, why did Jesus even come to this dark spot in the universe? We all clearly understand the answer as we read what has impressed us this morning. It is that we might understand God wants to save us from sin. He wants us to be faithful witnesses that testify to His character of love and justice. He wants to reveal His character and Satan's lies. He wants the universe to see that fallen man can keep His law, that He is not unfair, either to angels or man. He wants all of creation to know the power of grace is sufficient to keep not only holy creatures, but fallen and sinful man from sin. Our little dark and dirty planet is the lesson book of the universe. Soon, very soon, all of creation will see God's glory poured out upon it, as we give glory to our omnipotent and loving God.

By what we are sharing, others may see that we understand this and thus they may also understand the foundation of our faith, the gospel of grace and its power to keep us from sinning.

   "The prince of this world cometh," said Jesus, "and hath nothing in Me." John 14:30. There was in Him nothing that responded to Satan's sophistry. He did not consent to sin. Not even by a thought did He yield to temptation. So it may be with us. Christ's humanity was united with divinity; He was fitted for the conflict by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. And He came to make us partakers of the divine nature. So long as we are united to Him by faith, sin has no more dominion over us. God reaches for the hand of faith in us to direct it to lay fast hold upon the divinity of Christ, that we may attain to perfection of character.

And, it is not good enough for us to know what God wants from us, but we know how this can  be accomplished, else we would not be able to do that which God has asked of us. So, we are given the example of Christ and today are told very pointedly what we must do.

     And how this is accomplished, Christ has shown us. By what means did He overcome in the conflict with Satan? By the word of God. Only by the word could He resist temptation. "It is written," He said. And unto us are given "exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." 2 Peter 1:4. Every promise in God's word is ours. "By every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" are we to live. When assailed by temptation, look not to circumstances or to the weakness of self, but to the power of the word. All its strength is yours. "Thy word," says the psalmist, "have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee." "By the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer." Psalm 119:11; 17:4. 
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« Reply #81 on: February 01, 2021, 04:08:42 AM »
Amen, Brother Beacon, Sister Dorine, and Brother Richard! Memorizing Scripture by singing it has helped me so much to have His promises in my heart when I needed them most! You can use a simple voice recorder, a phone, or other device to sing the verse with the reference, and if you listen to it enough times, it becomes easier to have the Holy Spirit bring it to your remembrance!

Praise the Lord for the power of His word to sustain us as it sustained Jesus in His time of temptation! We can rely upon God's promises to make us partakers of the divine nature, whereby all of the fruits of the Spirit may be seen in our lives without one missing!

"'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.' Often the follower of Christ is brought where he cannot serve God and carry forward his worldly enterprises. Perhaps it appears that obedience to some plain requirement of God will cut off his means of support. Satan would make him believe that he must sacrifice his conscientious convictions. But the only thing in our world upon which we can rely is the word of God. 'Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.' Matthew 6:33. Even in this life it is not for our good to depart from the will of our Father in heaven. When we learn the power of His word, we shall not follow the suggestions of Satan in order to obtain food or to save our lives. Our only questions will be, What is God's command? and what His promise? Knowing these, we shall obey the one, and trust the other." {The Desire of Ages, page 121, paragraph 2} 

Looking in faith to the Redeemer, let us trust His daily provision for our lives and go forth to be a blessing to others that they may know that our dependence is in God!
"When we live by faith on the Son of God, the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives; not one will be missing." {The Desire of Ages, 676.4}

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« Reply #82 on: April 27, 2021, 08:04:36 PM »
"Christ's humanity was united with divinity; He was fitted for the conflict by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and He came to make us partakers of the divine nature.

"So long as we are united to Him by faith, sin has no more dominion over us."

"God reaches for the hand of faith in us to direct it to lay fast hold upon the divinity of Christ, that we may attain to perfection of character."

"'The prince of this world cometh,' said Jesus, 'and hath nothing in Me.' John 14:30. There was in Him nothing that responded to Satan's sophistry. He did not consent to sin. Not even by a thought did He yield to temptation.

So it may be with us.

FAITH IS THE VICTORY THAT OVERCOMES THE WORLD

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Do we want Peace? - Do we want Victory? - Then we Must.. "Trust & Obey". We must follow example of our Lord & Savior who said." Choose ye this day whom ye will serve"---What will our response be??
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« Reply #83 on: April 28, 2021, 05:29:07 AM »
Praise the Lord, Brother Beacon, that we can choose Jesus!!

Let us allow Jesus' experience to become our experience as we surrender fully to Him and walk by faith in the word of God that is more powerful than all the subtle temptations of Satan!

"'The prince of this world cometh,' said Jesus, 'and hath nothing in Me.' John 14:30. There was in Him nothing that responded to Satan's sophistry. He did not consent to sin. Not even by a thought did He yield to temptation. So it may be with us. Christ's humanity was united with divinity; He was fitted for the conflict by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. And He came to make us partakers of the divine nature. So long as we are united to Him by faith, sin has no more dominion over us. God reaches for the hand of faith in us to direct it to lay fast hold upon the divinity of Christ, that we may attain to perfection of character." {The Desire of Ages, page 123, paragraph 3}

As we yield fully to Jesus, He cleanses the heart from sin and makes it white as snow so all of the fruits of the Spirit will be manifest in our lives without one missing as we gladly obey God's law of love!
"When we live by faith on the Son of God, the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives; not one will be missing." {The Desire of Ages, 676.4}

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« Reply #84 on: April 28, 2021, 08:13:36 AM »
 Though he appears as an angel of light, these first words betray his character. "If Thou be the Son of God." Here is the insinuation of distrust. Should Jesus do what Satan suggests, it would be an acceptance of the doubt. The tempter plans to overthrow Christ by the same means that were so successful with the human race in the beginning. How artfully had Satan approached Eve in Eden! "Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" Genesis 3:1. Thus far the tempter's words were truth; but in his manner of speaking them there was a disguised contempt for the words of God.So now t There was a covert negative, a doubt of the divine truthfulness. Satan sought to instill into the mind of Eve the thought that God would not do as He had said; that the withholding of such beautiful fruit was a contradiction of His love and compassion for man. he tempter seeks to inspire Christ with his own sentiments. "If Thou be the Son of God." The words rankle with bitterness in his mind. In the tones of his voice is an expression of utter incredulity. Would God treat His own Son thus? Would He leave Him in the desert with wild beasts, without food, without companions, without comfort? He insinuates that God never meant His Son to be in such a state as this. "If Thou be the Son of God," show Thy power by relieving Thyself of this pressing hunger. Command that this stone be made bread.

Satan will appear as an angel of light, at the end of time, how can we discern him from Christ, this paragraph lends some light to this question? If we know the word of God, and it is hid in our hearts, we will see by his words and actions that he is not Christ, but the deceiver, he will have a contempt for God, and through our faith in God, and knowing his word, we will see Satan's character shinning through the deceptive front he has put on, Just as Jesus did.

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Re: The Desire of Ages--12--The Temptation
« Reply #85 on: April 28, 2021, 08:57:07 AM »
Amen Brother Philip!  Not all will be deceived. We can judge the character by the fruits seen in the life.

What was today's reading about? It was to encourage us that we can attain to perfection of Christian character in the same manner as did Jesus. We may become a partaker of His divine nature and escape the lust in the world in our flesh. Living in sinful, evil, fallen flesh is not an excuse for sin. Jesus is our remedy.

   "The prince of this world cometh," said Jesus, "and hath nothing in Me." John 14:30. There was in Him nothing that responded to Satan's sophistry. He did not consent to sin. Not even by a thought did He yield to temptation. So it may be with us. Christ's humanity was united with divinity; He was fitted for the conflict by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. And He came to make us partakers of the divine nature. So long as we are united to Him by faith, sin has no more dominion over us. God reaches for the hand of faith in us to direct it to lay fast hold upon the divinity of Christ, that we may attain to perfection of character.

    And how this is accomplished, Christ has shown us. By what means did He overcome in the conflict with Satan? By the word of God. Only by the word could He resist temptation. "It is written," He said. And unto us are given "exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." 2 Peter 1:4. Every promise in God's word is ours. "By every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" are we to live. When assailed by temptation, look not to circumstances or to the weakness of self, but to the power of the word. All its strength is yours. "Thy word," says the psalmist, "have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee." "By the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer." Psalm 119:11; 17:4. 


Yes, I am preaching to the choir, but some will stumble upon what we share and it will be a great encouragement to them. If only more would spend a thoughtful hour each day contemplating the life of Jesus. It will bring us into unity of Spirit and doctrine. Brother Beacon and Pastor Sean expressed the same truth as I did.
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« Reply #86 on: July 24, 2021, 06:23:54 AM »
"The only thing in our world upon which we can rely is the word of God."

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33.

"Even in this life it is not for our good to depart from the will of our Father in heaven. When we learn the power of His word, we shall not follow the suggestions of Satan in order to obtain food or to save our lives."

"Our only questions will be... What is God's command? and what is His promise? Knowing these, we shall obey the one, and trust the other."

When assailed by temptation, look not to circumstances or to the weakness of self, but to the power of the word. All its strength is yours.

"Thy word," says the psalmist, "have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee." "By the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer." Psalm 119:11; 17:4.

Let our motto be: "TRUST AND OBEY"  FOR THERE'S OTHER OTHER WAY TO BE HAPPY IN Jesus - "BUT TO TRUST & OBEY!"

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« Reply #87 on: July 24, 2021, 06:29:26 AM »
"There came to the Saviour, as if in answer to His prayers, one in the guise of an angel from heaven. He claimed to have a commission from God to declare that Christ's fast was at an end. As God had sent an angel to stay the hand of Abraham from offering Isaac, so, satisfied with Christ's willingness to enter the bloodstained path, the Father had sent an angel to deliver Him; this was the message brought to Jesus. The Saviour was faint from hunger, He was craving for food, when Satan came suddenly upon Him. Pointing to the stones which strewed the desert, and which had the appearance of loaves, the tempter said, "If Thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread."

Just one little word "if" was all Jesus needed to be able to discern that this was not a messenger from God. Satan has the ability to give the illusion of transforming himself into any object or person he desires to use for his purposes. He comes to us at our weakest moments. This is nothing new to us. As we abide in Jesus moment by moment and study His word even in our weakest moments the Holy Spirit will give us discernment as to what is truth and what is error. We are overcome when we take our eyes off of Jesus and start looking inward. Jesus in His great love and mercy came to rescue us and tomorrows reading will show us that in the same way He gained the victory over Satan we can too.
But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press  toward the mark. Phil. 3:13,14

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« Reply #88 on: July 24, 2021, 11:35:56 AM »
Amen, Brother Beacon and Sister Dorine!

Happy Sabbath!!

Who needs signs and wonders when you have the word of God? God gives us grace to do His will by His word, and Jesus perfect example of faithfulness under temptation when passing through the wilderness gives us hope that by abiding in Him by His word, we may walk in constant victory over sin and experience sweetest union and communion with Jesus in infinite intimacy! Let nothing eclipse the loveliness of His character before your eyes of faith today!

"Jesus met Satan with the words of Scripture. 'It is written,' He said. In every temptation the weapon of His warfare was the word of God. Satan demanded of Christ a miracle as a sign of His divinity. But that which is greater than all miracles, a firm reliance upon a 'Thus saith the Lord,' was a sign that could not be controverted. So long as Christ held to this position, the tempter could gain no advantage." {The Desire of Ages, page 120, paragraph 1}

Satan is trying to trick us into thinking that what sin offers us will be to our advantage, but sin is always a loss, and we can find the greatest joy of victory in staying connected to Christ by surrendering fully to His word! Look to Jesus and live! Then all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing will be manifest in your life as long as Jesus abides in your soul!
"When we live by faith on the Son of God, the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives; not one will be missing." {The Desire of Ages, 676.4}

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Re: The Desire of Ages--12--The Temptation
« Reply #89 on: July 24, 2021, 08:26:07 PM »
Amen! He is so very clever, but evil.

I love this truth:

    Not without a struggle could Jesus listen in silence to the arch-deceiver. But the Son of God was not to prove His divinity to Satan, or to explain the reason of His humiliation. By conceding to the demands of the rebel, nothing for the good of man or the glory of God would be gained. Had Christ complied with the suggestion of the enemy, Satan would still have said, Show me a sign that I may believe you to be the Son of God. Evidence would have been worthless to break the power of rebellion in his heart. And Christ was not to exercise divine power for His own benefit. He had come to bear trial as we must do, leaving us an example of faith and submission. Neither here nor at any subsequent time in His earthly life did He work a miracle in His own behalf. His wonderful works were all for the good of others. Though Jesus recognized Satan from the beginning, He was not provoked to enter into controversy with him. Strengthened with the memory of the voice from heaven, He rested in His Father's love. He would not parley with temptation. 


Christ worked miracles. But, never for Himself.  Like Jesus, we are to rest in His love when assailed with great trials.
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« Reply #90 on: October 19, 2021, 05:31:50 AM »
We are called to walk in Jesus' victory over temptation! He has conquered Satan and offers us His word in every moment so we can be vitally united to Him by a living faith surrender (true conversion) manifest in all of the fruits of the Spirit with affectionate obedience to His promises! Let us walk it out today by grace through faith!

"And how this is accomplished, Christ has shown us. By what means did He overcome in the conflict with Satan? By the word of God. Only by the word could He resist temptation. 'It is written,' He said. And unto us are given 'exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.' 2 Peter 1:4. Every promise in God's word is ours. 'By every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God' are we to live. When assailed by temptation, look not to circumstances or to the weakness of self, but to the power of the word. All its strength is yours. 'Thy word,' says the psalmist, 'have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.' 'By the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.' Psalm 119:11; 17:4." {The Desire of Ages, page 123, paragraph 4} 

When you feel most disconnected, when circumstances assail you and you see your weakness, look away from self to Jesus! Talk and think of Jesus and grow more like Him today, for by beholding we become changed!
"When we live by faith on the Son of God, the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives; not one will be missing." {The Desire of Ages, 676.4}

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« Reply #91 on: October 19, 2021, 05:48:26 AM »
"Many look on this conflict between Christ and Satan as having no special bearing on their own life; and for them it has little interest. But within the domain of every human heart this controversy is repeated. Never does one leave the ranks of evil for the service of God without encountering the assaults of Satan. The enticements which Christ resisted were those that we find it so difficult to withstand. They were urged upon Him in as much greater degree as His character is superior to ours. With the terrible weight of the sins of the world upon Him, Christ withstood the test upon appetite, upon the love of the world, and upon that love of display which leads to presumption. These were the temptations that overcame Adam and Eve, and that so readily overcome us."

I am so encouraged this morning to read these words again. When Satan tempts us to become discouraged because of our weaknesses we may look to Jesus and the victory He has won for us. What a power packed chapter. It is hard to single out what the Spirit impresses me with when each paragraph builds upon the one before to help us grasp the length and breath of God's love for us and how He overcame the horrendous temptations that Satan afflicted Him with. Our only safety against temptation is in the example of Jesus and relying on the word of God.


But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press  toward the mark. Phil. 3:13,14

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« Reply #92 on: October 19, 2021, 06:55:02 AM »
"Whenever one is encompassed with clouds, perplexed by circumstances, or afflicted by poverty or distress, Satan is at hand to tempt and annoy. He attacks our weak points of character. He seeks to shake our confidence in God, who suffers such a condition of things to exist.

"We are tempted to distrust God. To question His love."

"Often the tempter comes to us as he came to Christ, arraying before us our weakness and infirmities. He hopes to discourage the soul, and to break our hold on God. Then he is sure of his prey.

"If we would meet him as Jesus did, we should escape many a defeat. By parleying with the enemy, we give him an advantage."

"Perhaps it appears that obedience to some plain requirement of God will cut off his means of support. Satan would make him believe that he must sacrifice his conscientious convictions." [/color

"But the only thing in our world upon which we can rely is the word of God. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33.
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« Reply #93 on: October 19, 2021, 07:04:07 PM »
Amen Brother Beacon!!  Satan is at work to deceive us as he did Israel. We need to be in the Word so that we are reminded of God's love for us. How was it that Satan was successful in destroying Israel?

  Since the announcement to the serpent in Eden, "I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed" (Genesis 3:15), Satan had known that he did not hold absolute sway over the world. There was seen in men the working of a power that withstood his dominion. With intense interest he watched the sacrifices offered by Adam and his sons. In these ceremonies he discerned a symbol of communion between earth and heaven. He set himself to intercept this communion. He misrepresented God, and misinterpreted the rites that pointed to the Saviour. Men were led to fear God as one who delighted in their destruction. The sacrifices that should have revealed His love were offered only to appease His wrath. Satan excited the evil passions of men, in order to fasten his rule upon them. When God's written word was given, Satan studied the prophecies of the Saviour's advent. From generation to generation he worked to blind the people to these prophecies, that they might reject Christ at His coming. 


He has not changed his methods. So very many think God is going to burn sinners for eternity. Many have no idea that grace is the power that transforms sinners into saints. Thus, he has blinded most of the professing religious world on top of all others.
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« Reply #94 on: January 13, 2022, 08:12:54 PM »
"Every promise in God's word is ours."

"By every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God' are we to live."

"When assailed by temptation, look not to circumstances or to the weakness of self, but to the power of the word."

"All its strength is yours."

'Thy word,' says the psalmist, 'have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.' 'By the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.' Psalm 119:11; 17:4."

No wonder our enemy "Satan" want to keep us soo "BUSY" ( which means...Being Under Satan's Yoke ) so that we have no time to read or pray and find the spiritual strength we need in order to live a victorious Christian life!

May our prayer today be like the words of the song below.


   Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,

2
Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,

3
Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,

4
Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,

5
Take my will, and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart; it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,

6
Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,

Lyrics:Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
Music:Henri Abraham Cesar Malan (1787-1864)

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« Reply #95 on: January 14, 2022, 06:22:56 AM »
"Jesus rested upon the wisdom and strength of His heavenly Father. He declares, "The Lord God will help Me; therefore shall I not be confounded: . . . and I know that I shall not be ashamed. . . . Behold, the Lord God will help Me." Pointing to His own example, He says to us, "Who is among you that feareth the Lord, . . . that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God." Isaiah 50:7-10.

Over and over we are reminded of God's great love for us. He provides, uplifts, encourages, forgives, protects (and much more) His own. We never need to doubt for He has shown us that His words are truth and His promises are sure. His amazing grace overwhelms me with joy for I am so aware of my weaknesses and faults that I continually surrender to Him. In Him do I trust for He has proven Himself trustworthy. There is no fear in serving our God.
But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press  toward the mark. Phil. 3:13,14

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« Reply #96 on: January 14, 2022, 07:37:41 AM »
Amen, Brother Beacon and Sister Dorine!

Praise the Lord for the victory we have in Jesus!! Only by surrendering fully to Him and abiding in Him can we truly overcome! It was on the point of appetite that Adam and Eve fell, and on this point Christ was victorious so we can resist the pull of our fallen nature and choose to do the right thing by the relying on the word of God through power of the Holy Spirit for God's glory!

"Let him who is struggling against the power of appetite look to the Saviour in the wilderness of temptation. See Him in His agony upon the cross, as He exclaimed, 'I thirst.' He has endured all that it is possible for us to bear. His victory is ours." {The Desire of Ages, page 123, paragraph 1}

As we learn our continual need of Jesus, His victory through our lives is assured! Such a victory means all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing will be seen in our lives as we are empowered to gladly obey God from the new heart!
"When we live by faith on the Son of God, the fruits of the Spirit will be seen in our lives; not one will be missing." {The Desire of Ages, 676.4}

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« Reply #97 on: January 14, 2022, 07:57:56 AM »
Amen my brothers and sister!!  Victory over sin is what this is all about. This is the work of the evil one to keep us from our God. He has charged God with being what he is, selfish and evil. But, Christ won the battle in the wilderness. Here we find the lies undone.....

     Mighty issues for the world were at stake in the conflict between the Prince of light and the leader of the kingdom of darkness. After tempting man to sin, Satan claimed the earth as his, and styled himself the prince of this world. Having conformed to his own nature the father and mother of our race, he thought to establish here his empire. He declared that men had chosen him as their sovereign. Through his control of men, he held dominion over the world. Christ had come to disprove Satan's claim. As the Son of man, Christ would stand loyal to God. Thus it would be shown that Satan had not gained complete control of the human race, and that his claim to the world was false. All who desired deliverance from his power would be set free. The dominion that Adam had lost through sin would be recovered. 


Amen!! We can be set free from the nature he caused to come upon Adam and Eve and all of their children. We too prove that his claim to this world is false....as long as we cling to our Savior!
Jesus receives His reward when we reflect His character, the fruits of the Spirit......We deny Jesus His reward when we do not.