Yahshua Preached the Kingdom of Heaven,
Not the Kingdom of Man
A deeper look into the temptation of Yahshua, by Satan, gives great insight into who Yahshua was and what He taught. So let's look:
Matthew Chapter 4
1 Then was Yahshua led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward hungered.3 And the tempter came and said unto him, If thou art the Son of Elohim, command that these stones become bread.
PROVE YOU'RE REALLY THE SON OF ELOHIM:
Use Your Power to Satisfy Your Own Hunger
Satan, the tempter, knowing how hungry Yahshua was after having fasted forty days and forty nights, attempted to make Yahshua stumble on His ego. Satan said, "IF you are the Son of Elohim, then command these stones to become bread."
How many get snared by the tempter in this same way? "PROVE you're really born of Yahweh, by commanding the things you want, to happen." Many of these "prosperity ministers" do just that with their deceitful teachings. They tell us that since we are children of the MOST HIGH, anything we ask for (materially and otherwise) is OURS TO HAVE and not only that, but we can NAME IT AND CLAIM IT!! Egos kick in when tempted to prove we're really born of Yahweh. We set about to prove it, and fall head first into Satan's lair. In the very attempt to "prove it" we prove we are not really born of Yahweh, since Yahshua never tried to prove a thing.
We need to prove nothing to anyone, ever, except to Yahweh. Prosperity and Word of Faith teachers suck in millions with this kind of doctrine. It isn't HERE and NOW that matters, but what matters is storing our treasures in Heaven. Some go as far as to condemn the poor and the sick, saying, "You can't have enough faith! If you did, you would be prosperous and healthy like we are." Many, many, many get caught in the "prove it" trap of Satan. Yahshua never promised us we'd be materially prosperous on this earth. He never promised that we would not get sick either. What He did promise, is that if we KEEP HIS WORD and endure to the end, IN HIS WORD, we would have eternal life and that He will dry all our tears forever.
YAHSHUA'S ANSWER TO SATAN'S TEMPTATION:
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of Yahweh.
Yahshua told Satan that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of Yahweh. Who was Yahshua? He was the Word (Mouth) of Yahweh. Should we not take a lesson from Him? The things of this world, will all pass away, but His Word shall never pass away. That is why it's HIS WORD that gives us eternal life. He was the Bread that came down from Heaven: the Living Manna that this world cannot ever give us. How shall we live? By every WORD that proceeds from the Mouth of Yahweh. His Words alone, are Spirit and they are Life. What is the Word of Yahweh, but the Word of LIFE?
The riches of this world are a snare and a trap. Nothing of this earth will last. Nothing. So why listen to these prosperity liars that teach us to covet things that will only burn up? Covetousness is a sin. Yahshua told us to keep the commandments of Yahweh, as He kept them. To listen to lying ministers, is to tune out the voice of LIFE that will free us from the snares Satan has set for us. Don't covet. Instead, eat freely of the Bread of Life and drink freely from the Fountain of Living Water. All these earthly things will pass away, but HIS WORD IS ETERNAL. If we are IN THE WORD OF TRUTH and the WORD OF TRUTH REMAINS IN US, we will have eternal life and there will be no more pain and sorrow in the New Jerusalem. This earthly existence is a blink. Don't get sucked in by the temptation to PROVE YOU BELONG TO YAHWEH.
Be approved BY Yahweh instead, by keeping, and holding fast to HIS WORD and doing it. Don't use His Name as a means by which to serve yourself, but rather, serve HIM, in spirit and in Truth.
5 Then the devil taketh him into the holy city; and he set him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and saith unto him, If thou art the Son of Elohim, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and, On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone.
PROVE YOU ARE REALLY THE SON OF ELOHIM:
Throw Yourself Down To Your Death Since Yahweh Said He Would Protect You!
Satan is the master of nothing but twisting the Word of Yahweh all out of context and proportion, in order to cause us to sin and tempt the Elohim we profess to know and follow. Satan said, "IF you are the Son of Elohim, cast yourself down," then Satan attempted to quote the Word of Elohim and use it to trap Yahshua. He said, "For it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and, On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest you should dash your foot against a stone."
How many are tempted and fall by this same line of reasoning? These "JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH PREACHERS" teach us all the time, to test Yahweh. If we listen to their lies, we become entangled in double-mindedness, which is something Yahweh abhors. He does justify the righteous, who worship Him in Spirit (according to His Word) and in Truth, according to doing as He commands in His Word. But He doesn't justify the wicked who tempt Him and provoke Him to wrath. How many of these "JUSTIFiCATION BY FAITH MINISTERS" teach that part?
How many believe the lie that we're saved by grace alone, so we can throw ourselves down from the pinnacle of the temple and we will still live? How many think they can keep sinning because we can't stop sinning anyhow? How many have swallowed that one, hook, line and sinker? How many think they can continue walking the road of destruction that leads to death, but will have eternal life anyhow, since we are saved by grace, not works? This is another trap of Satan. Whoever is born of Yahweh, cannot sin, since His SEED remains in them. If you are still sinning, meaning breaking the ten commandments, you need to be born again. Nobody who isn't born from above, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Listen to Yahshua's WORD against the temptation of Satan, to jump from grace.
YAHSHUA'S ANSWER TO SATAN'S TEMPTATION:
7 Yahshua said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not make trial of Yahweh thy Elohim.
Satan can quote all the scripture he wants but since he is a liar, and the father of lies, he has no idea what the Spirit of the Word of Yahweh IS. He is a deceiver who continually tempts us to test the grace of Yahweh, by doing things contrary to His will. If we are born again, we cannot sin. These are not my own words, but the Word of Yahshua, given through His Apostle, John. Please Read 1 John Chapter 3.
Yahshua told Satan, "AGAIN, it is written, Thou shalt not make trial of Yahweh thy Elohim." Though Satan had quoted a scirpture out of context, Yahshua, knowing the WHOLE STORY, refuted Satan's attempt to trick Him, by quoting the Sciptures according to their Spirit. This is why it's essential to KNOW YAHWEH and be indwelt by the Spirit of Truth. If we are not full of the Word of Yahweh, through Yahshua, Satan, the tempter, will cause us to fall into alll manner of snares. We are justified by the SPIRIT OF THE WORD OF ELOHIM, which is truth and no lie. We can't throw ourselves off the pinnacle of the temple and still imagine we will live. Instead, we will surely die. As Yahshua said, "Know ye not that YE are the temple of Elohim?" What shall we do then? Listen to liars who tell us to kill ourselves, all the while promising us life? It is better to listen to Yahweh, not man.
8 Again, the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 and he said unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
I WILL GIVE YOU THE WORLD IF YOU WORSHIP ME
How many liars tell us the same thing Satan told Yahshua- that if we fall down and worship them (and Satan through them), they will give us the world? How many say, "Join our congregation! We are miracle workers here!" How many tell us to follow their lead and the world will be ours? How many tell the truth, that the world and all that is in it and of it, will be utterly BURNT UP and if you love this world, instead of loving Yahweh, you will be burnt up WITH the world? How many?
The minister of the last church I was a member of, told me that if I want power, stick with him and his entourage. Then he grinned in a way I couldn't explain if I had a million words. I never forgot that. Hallelu'Yah because I have never stepped foot in another church since then.
YAHSHUA'S ANSWER TO SATAN'S FINAL TEMPTATION
The first and GREAT commandment, used with wisdom against the enemy, caused the enemy to FLEE from Yahshua.
10 Then saith Yahshua unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship Yahweh thy Elohim, and him only shalt thou serve. 11 Then the devil leaveth him; and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Resist the devil and he WILL flee! We shall only worship and serve Yahweh, the Most High and the reward for being faithful to Him, is an inheritance of the Kingdom of Heaven, which shall never be taken out of His Hands nor from the hands of His children. This world is a test of our faithfulness to Him. Will we fall into the snares of Satan, or by the Word and the example of our Wonderful Master, Saviour and Redeemer from sin, will we overcome and inherit eternal life?
How many ministers are nothing but Paulinated liars, who have been taught in man-made institutions, the doctrines of a man, instead of the TRUTH according to Yahweh and Yahshua? ALL. The Christian church was not founded by Yahshua but by Paul of Tarsus. Yahshua never set up an order called "church" on the face of this earth. How could He? WHY would He? He was not FROM the earth nor of it and taught us to be in the world but not of it too.
John 3:31-36 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is of the earth, and of the earth he speaketh: he that cometh from heaven is above all. What he hath seen and heard, of that he beareth witness; and no man receiveth his witness. He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to this, that Elohim is true. For he whom Elohim hath sent speaketh the words of Elohim: for he giveth not the Spirit by measure. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he that obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of Elohim abideth on him.
It is better to listen to the Word of Truth than to the man of the earth.