Sunday, February 10, 2013

Compare the first words of Satan and the first words of Jesus

Just for follow up on my previous post about the Law of First Mention, look at this:

Our adversary's first words in the bible are:

"Yea, hath God indeed said?" (Genesis 3:1)

Satan followed up his penchant for doubting by saying to Jesus, "and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down," (Matthew 4:6a). Notice the "IF". Satan makes you doubt what you know by incessantly questioning the Word. False teachers under the influence of satan deny God and will teach you in satan's subtle way.

Contrast that with the first recorded words of Jesus!

"And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" (Luke 2:49 KJV).

Nothing was recorded of what Jesus said as a child for the first 12 years of his life. But when He is first recorded, it is to show His intent to be doing God's work! Magnificent!

The last recorded words of Jesus are "It is finished." (John 19:30) Leonard Ravenhill said those were "the greatest words ever uttered, by the greatest Man who ever lived. In these three words I see the consummation of all the Old Testament truth and the germination of all New Testament truth."

The entire life of Jesus was devoted to doing God's work. Oh by the way, the first words He uttered upon entering His ministry was "It is written". (Matthew 4:4). The work Jesus submitted to was according to the Word of God.

We can be about our father's business, according to the will and the word of God, or we can incessantly question what God hath said. There is no in-between!

1 comment:

  1. WOW! ~ spoke to me again!
    Thank you!
    Reva

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