The Kingdoms of the World (Temptation) vs. The Kingdom of Jesus - in which we are Priests (Life Eternal)
Just knowing that the Kingdom of our Lord will be here in the future; but also that we are to Act as Priests for this Kingdom here and now as we live in its midst. This is enough to deliver our Hearts
“6 But you shall be named the priests of the LORD , They shall call you the servants of our God.” Isaiah 61:6 (NKJV)
“6 and has † made us kings and priests to His God and Father, † to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:6 (NKJV)
“8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and † showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, b “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, † ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ” Matthew 4:8-10 (NKJV)
It is seen and considered that When Jesus Rebuked Satan’s third ‘temptation’ he was doing this for his mission and ministry on the Earth with greater purposes in mind than of ‘worldly kingdoms.’ We only view it from the perspective of Jesus, who indeed is the Messiah and so clearly above the ways of Satan that it would almost seem easy for him to rebuke Satan in this way. And I do not think that you could even say that Jesus ‘overcame’ temptation as this would imply that Satan’s ways in some way influenced him. Whereas Jesus as Christ could not indeed be tempted/influenced in this way, the way that we assuredly would be.
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