Jump Jesus Jump

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God’s Thoughts to Me

Then the devil took Him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off … He will order His angels to protect you.” (Matthew 4:5-6, NLT).

The God Man

I was often confused by so many interpretations of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness.

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The most intimidating was when we as mere humans were expected to be as adamant and strong as our dearest Lord in resisting the evil one!

My insecurities and lust to earn His love through performance just delighted itself with glee while mocking me about my uselessness to our Pappa,

“You cannot even fast for one day for you need to eat in order to drink your medication for your illness. And never forget; God didn’t value you enough to heal you! Blah, blah, blah.”

Until the Light of Heaven declared war on this lying darkness clouding my heart. He revealed to me the extent of His sacrifice to redeem us from the slave master of lies.

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Our  Pappa knew how totally lost and inadequate we were to escape this monster who kept us chained to the fetters of this world.

But, the ransom price had to be paid to break and destroy the fetters of lies forever.

So our Lord Jesus became the ransom through willingly surrendering His divinity and lived the way we were created and wired to exist.

Not for one moment did He revert back to His God-hood … not for one moment did He refuse to drink the cup of wrath in our stead … not for one moment did He do His own thing apart from His Pappa!

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If He did, He would not have been the spotless Lamb to be the perfect sacrifice for the iniquities of man . He would have been spotted by the monstrosity of independence.

No, He lived dependently on His Pappa and refused to give in to that pestering tempter to use His own power.

He was and is and will always be the only human on this side of eternity who fully trusted His Pappa’s love, goodness and power.

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That is why we need only to come to Him and abide in Him … that is why we need to only submit to Him and resist the roaring lion tempting us to revert again to independence … to jump back into the salivary jaws of the evil one.

Because Jesus did not jump, Satan has to admit defeat when he sees us living in His Loving Embrace.

Much love XX

Mia

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34 thoughts on “Jump Jesus Jump

  1. “That is why we need only to come to Him and abide in Him … that is why we need to only submit to Him and resist the roaring lion tempting us to revert again to independence … to jump back into the salivary jaws of the evil one.”
    mmm GOOD WORD!!
    i’m reading through Hebrews and John right now and man oh man does this post confirm so many of the things He is saying to me.
    thank you honey girl!
    ~s

    • I have found it so important to understand the letter to the Hebrews to understand the Gospel of Jesus and His grace alone. Glad you could relate with your current reading.
      Blessings
      Mia

    • Dear Betty
      Yes, dear One, we need His courage every day for the enemy never tires of pestering us with his lies.
      Blessings
      Mia

    • Dear Jean
      There is more ways than just written words to tell a story and pictures do that for me. I am so thankful that you noticed.
      Much love
      Mia

    • Dear Donna
      This is now one guy I have no sympathy with for having been dealt the death blow. Good riddance, indeed.
      Much love
      Mia

    • We cannot live any other way, don’t you think! We were created to love our Pappa and to be loved by Him.
      Much love
      Mia

    • Dear Debi
      Your encouraging words are really so kind. I don’t think we always remember what our Lord sacrificed for us.
      Much love
      Mia

  2. Wonderful post, friend. You always speak such Truth and are full of encouragement! Thank you for this. Blessings on your day, sweet sister! 🙂

  3. “Because Jesus did not jump, Satan has to admit defeat when he sees us living in His Loving Embrace.” – this, I love this. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Dear Lizzy
      Satan has been dealt the death blow by the dependent life of our Lord! All praise to the King of kings.
      Blessings
      Mia

  4. amen! “because Jesus did not jump. . .” yes! so grateful for that sacrifice.
    and so grateful that we have a Rock to run to, a safe haven.
    blessings to you this day, mia!

    Steph

    • Dear Steph
      I am so grateful for the Rock we can jump on! His sacrifice still amazes me and at I am so humbled and grateful for such a love.
      Blessings
      Mia

  5. “You cannot even fast for one day for you need to eat in order to drink your medication for your illness. And never forget; God didn’t value you enough to heal you!” – yup, that definitely sounds like Satan’s voice to me! Maybe you are more in the desert than you realise at those times. Maybe you need the word of God to smash over Satan’s head, just like Jesus did. “It is by grace that we have been saved, not by works, so that no one can boast” (eph 2:8/9, ish – from memory!)

    Lovely to find you on fmf. Blessings to you. Xx

    • Dear Tanya
      Oh that is a desert of enormous proportions! That lying one enjoys all our visits to that dry hot place. Yes, I learn to discern his ugly voice.
      Much love
      Mia

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