I pray that in this day the angels are lifting you up so that your feet will not strike against any stone.
It gets hard and confusing at times, just continue to push through and grab on to God’s vision. We may not know what is going to be standing in front of us, but what we do know is that we WILL be lifted over it.
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My name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God, some of the ways that I serve is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog and prayer wall (If you have a request you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org) I also serve as the founder of Journey in Praise Ministry http://www.journeyinpraise.wordpress.com . Another way that I serve is as one of the leaders in the Walk it Out group that can be found on Facebook and periscope. Okay let’s get into the word.
Matthew Chapter 4
Satan Tempts Jesus in the desert
The word tells us that after Jesus was Baptized by John the Baptist, the spirit led him in to the desert to be tempted by the devil. After he fasted for forty days and forty nights he was hungry. The word says the tempter came and said
If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread
It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word, that comes from the mouth of God
The word says that the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple
If you are Son of God, he said throw yourself down. For it is written
He will command his angels concerning you,
And they will lift you up in their hands,
So that you will not strike your foot against a stone
Jesus answered him
It is also written
Do not put the Lord your God to the test.
The word says that the devil took him to the highest mountain and said
All this I will give you, if you will bow down and worship me.
Away from me Satan, for it is written: Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.
Then the devil left and the angels attended to him
When we are walking toward righteousness and moving in the provision of God. We get tempted. Tempted to go back and do the things that we once have done. Tempted to step out of character. Think of Jesus who Commanded Satan to get away from him.
It’s time for us to start to command the tempter to go! And when we command Satan to go the angels will come and attend to us. Why? Because the Holy Spirit lives within us.
Jesus begins his ministry
Verses 12- 17
The word says when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison he returned to Galilee this fulfilled the prophesy through Isaiah
Land of Zubulun and land of Naphtali,
The way to the sea, along the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles
The people living in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of shadow of death
a light has dawned.
From that time on Jesus began to preach,
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.
No matter what goes in in our lives as Christians, we learn that the most valuable information to pass on is Salvation.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near
This was the beginning of Jesus’s ministry be for the miracle signs, and wonders it was repent.
What the Father has already put in place will come to pass. What the father has already meant for your purpose on this earth is already waiting in the spirit realm.
Verses 18 – 22
Four fishermen follow Jesus
The word says that Jesus was walking along the sea and saw Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew throwing there fishing net and Jesus said to them.
Come follow me and I will make you fisher of men
And they followed. Then he saw James and his brother John who were in a boat with their father and Jesus called to them tow come with him and they did.
As I was writing this I asked why fishermen? the Holy Spirit reminded me how patient fishermen are, how patient we have to be when ministering to people. Some will jump in the net but others will run and you will have to be patient enough to let them come on their own.
Verses 23 – 25
The word tells us that Jesus went through Galilee preaching the good news of the kingdom in synagogues, healing the sick, ill, and disable.
When we think about Jesus we think about his sacrifice, paying the ransom for our souls. But getting to know Jesus is about his walk before he got to the sacrifice. The walk that some of us struggle to walk. The faith that it takes to allow God to rule over every aspect of our lives taking nothing back that we have given him.
Faith that allows us to be patient fishermen, faith that confirms that we are servants for the kingdom of God. Faith that allows us to heal, pray, and overcome. Faith that allows us to believe that the angels Will lift us up and our feet will not strike against a stone.
Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.