March SOAP: The Reality of the Holy Spirit in our tempted moments
1. SCRIPTURES: Luke 4:1-2
- In the wilderness, Jesus experienced temptation
- Jesus was full of the Holy Spirit when He was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness
- The word "led" (v1) in Greek : Ago means to lead by accompanying to (into) a place
- In other words, Jesus wasn't left alone in that environment of temptation.
- The Holy Spirit was with Him all the way to empower Him to overcome the temptations.
- He was full of the Holy Spirit
- The fullness of the Spirit in Jesus helped him overcome the temptation caused by lack of physical fullness in due to physical hunger
- Every human being WILL experience temptation in this physical environment
- The wilderness can represent the lonely battle within yourself with temptation
- Take courage that the Holy Spirit is with us all the way even as we go through temptations
- We are not alone fighting temptations. The Holy Spirit in us fights with us and He has the power to overcome
Holy Spirit, I'm led by You today in the midst of temptations. I rely on You to overcome these temptations. Thank God in You there's power available to overcome. Amen!