2024-03-17 10:30:00


Prior to Jesus, being tempted in the wilderness Jesus had an encounter with the Father. After his baptism, Jesus was led into the wilderness in order to be tested about His purpose and His identity. He was lead into victory. We must be confident of who we really are. We are here to help each other to serve each other. Like Christ, we are tested and tried but because of Jesus we are victorious.

Matthew 3:15 Jesus replied, It is only right to do all that God requires. Then John baptized Jesus.

16And as Jesus rose up out of the water, the heavenly realm opened up over him and he saw the Holy Spirit descend out of the heavens and rest upon him in the form of a dove.

17Then suddenly the voice of the Father shouted from the sky, saying, This is my Sonthe Beloved! My greatest delight is in him.  TPT

MATT 4:1 Afterward, the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness to experience the ordeal of testing by the accuser. 

2 And after fasting for forty days, Jesus was extremely hungry.

3 Then the tempter came to him and said, How can you possibly be the Son of God and go hungry? Just command these stones to be turned into loaves of bread.

4 He answered, The Scriptures say: Bread alone will not satisfy, but true life is found in every word that constantly goes forth from God's mouth. TPT

MATT 4:5 Then the accuser transported Jesus to the holy city of Jerusalem and perched him at the highest point of the temple

6and said to him, If you're really God's Son, jump, and the angels will catch you. For it is written in the Scriptures: He will command his angels to protect you and they will lift you up so that you won't even bruise your foot on a rock.

7Once again Jesus said to him, The Scriptures say: You must never put the Lord your God to a test. TPT

MATT 4:8 And the third time the accuser lifted Jesus up onto a very high mountain range and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and all the splendor that goes with it.

9All of these kingdoms I will give to you, the accuser said, if only you will kneel down before me and worship me.

10But Jesus said, Go away, Satan! For the Scriptures say: Kneel before the Lord your God and worship only him.

11At once the accuser left him, and angels suddenly gathered around Jesus to minister to his needs. TPT

Ps 100:3  Know this: God is God, and God, God. He made us; we didn't make him.

We're his people, his well-tended sheep. MSG

Isa 64:8 Still, God, you are our Father. We're the clay and you're our potter: All of us are what you made us.  MSG

ROM 8:29  He pre-designed and engineered us from the start to be jointly fashioned in the same mold and image of his Son according to the exact blueprint of his thought. We see the original and intended pattern of our lives preserved in his Son. He is the firstborn from the same womb that reveals our genesis. He confirms that we are the invention of God

30 Jesus reveals that we pre-existed in God; he defined us. He rendered us innocent and also adorned us with splendor and esteem.  MIRROR

Ps 139:13 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb.

14 I thank you, High God you're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration what a creation!

15 You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something.

16 Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day.  MSG

EPH 2:10 We are engineered by his design; he molded and manufactured us in Christ. We are his workmanship, his poetry. We are fully fit to do good, equipped to give attractive evidence of his likeness in us in everything we do.  MIRROR


Eph 2:10 No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. MSG

JOHN 3:18 Faith and not flesh defines you! In the persuasion of your authentic sonship there is no separation or rejection! For someone to prefer not to embrace this is to remain under their own judgment sustained by their futile efforts to define themselves through personal performance. In their stubborn unbelief they reject what is revealed and redeemed in the Name of the Son, begotten only of the Father and not the flesh.   MIRROR

1 Cor 10:17 Because there is one loaf, our many-ness becomes one-ness Christ doesn't become fragmented in us. Rather, we become unified in him. We don't reduce Christ to what we are; he raises us to what he is. MSG

ROM 12:4 The parallel is clear. There are many different members in one body, yet not one competes with the other in function. Instead every individual member co-compliments the other.

5 In Christ, the many individuals are all part of the same body and members of one another.

6 Our gifts may differ in function, but his grace is the same. If it is your turn to prophesy, let faith and not a title be your inspiration.

7 The same goes for every aspect of ministry, whether it be serving or to give instruction,

8 or to just be there alongside someone to remind them of their true identity; always let faith set the pace. You are intertwined with your gift, wrapped up in the same parcel. Lead with passion; minister mercy cheerfully.

9 Love without any hidden agenda. Utterly detest evil; be glued to good.

10 Take tender care of one another with fondness and affection; esteem one anothers unique value. MIRROR

EPH 4:13 The purpose of these ministry gifts is to present everyone on par and in oneness of faith; believing exactly what the Son of God believes and knowing accurately what he knows concerning us. Standing face-to-face in equal stature to the measure of the completeness of Christ.

14 The most dangerous life you can live is an ignorant one. Youre left like an infant on a ship out of control in the waves and winds of the storms of life. The fall of the dice dictates while the deceptive teachings of men and their distracting tricks entertain. MIRROR

ROM 5:8 Herein is the extremity of Gods love gift: mankind was rotten to the core when Christ died their death.

9 If God could love us that much when we were ungodly and guilty, how much more are we free to realize his love now that we are declared innocent by his blood?

10 Our hostility and indifference towards God did not reduce his love for us; he saw equal value in us when he exchanged the life of his Son for ours. Now that the act of reconciliation is complete, his life in us saves us from the gutter-most to the uttermost.  MIRROR

RO 8:16 His Spirit bears joint witness within our spirit to confirm the fact that we began in God. (To realize our joint-genesis in God leads us to the conclusion of our inclusion in his suffering and resurrection. We are joint heirs in all that Jesus accomplished on humanity's behalf!)

8:17 Because we are his offspring, we are certainly also his heirs; God himself is our portion and we are his! We are co-heirs in Christ. Since we were represented and included in his suffering we equally participate in the glory of his resurrection. MIRROR


Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God.

17 And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.  AMP

Romans 8:37 Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God

has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything!

38So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God's love. I'm convinced that his love will triumph over death, life's troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love.

39There is no power above us or beneath usno power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God's passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!  TPT

Hebrews 2:14 Since all his children have flesh and blood, so Jesus became human to fully identify with us. He did this, so that he could experience death and annihilate the effects of the intimidating accuser who holds against us the power of death.

15By embracing death Jesus sets free those who live their entire lives in bondage to the tormenting dread of death.

16For it is clear that he didn't do this for the angels, but for all the sons and daughters of Abraham.

17This is why he had to be a man and take hold of our humanity in every way. He made us his brothers and sisters and became our merciful and faithful King-Priest before God; as the One who removed our sins to make us one with him.

18He suffered and endured every test and temptation, so that he can help us every time we pass through the ordeals of life. TPT

1 Cor 10:13  No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you come through it. MSG

James 1:12 Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life.

13 Don't let anyone under pressure to give in to evil say, "God is trying to trip me up." God is impervious to evil, and puts evil in no one's way. MSG

Isa 53:4 But the fact is, it was our pains he carried   our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us. We thought he brought it on himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures.

5 But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed.  MSG

HEB 4:15 As High Priest he fully identifies with us in the context of our frail human lives. Having subjected it to close scrutiny, he proved that the human frame was master over sin. His sympathy with us is not to be seen as excusing weaknesses which are the result of a faulty design, but rather as a trophy to mankind.  

16 For this reason we can approach the authoritative throne of grace with bold utterance. We are welcome there in his embrace, and are reinforced with immediate effect in times of trouble.   MIRROR