Monday, October 5, 2009

DAY 47 - Satan, The Opportunist

Today’s Reading: Matthew 26

(Please read Matthew 26: 1 – 75 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf . (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)

Please click the links below to Matthew 26:


“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”
Matthew 26:41

Jesus reminded me this morning of how cunning Satan is as an opportunist. In the beginning of His ministry right after He was baptized He was tempted by Satan three times. He won and His ministry started but it was recorded like this:

When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time. Luke 4:13

Then Satan came back in the most opportune time when Jesus was betrayed by the betrayer, Judas, and denied by his beloved apostle, Peter. All his disciples deserted Him and fled.

But do you know what Jesus' secret was?

Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Matthew 26: 40 – 41

Sooner or later the opportunist, Satan will come to tempt you and you will have no way out but to fall into the temptation. Only if you can watch and pray so that you can still be in the presence and protection of Jesus (no matter how difficult the situation is), then you will be able not step into that trap.

That is why we need to pray 100 days/24 hours started 47 days ago. You may be thinking now that you know. Knowing is not enough; it's the doing that leads us to win over the Deceiver. Could you help us now by going to the link below to fill in at least one slot please? There are still 28 empty slots ready to be filled. Join us to watch and pray!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to watch and pray so that I won’t betray or to deny you and your servants. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Please click this link to participate in our 100 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign (August 20 to Nov. 28)

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