Jesus is the Overcomer


Awhile back, the angels encouraged me to write on the Gospels for

Sundays. With love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of Luke 4:1.-13; with an angel guided message behind it.

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan
and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days,
to be tempted by the devil.
He ate nothing during those days,
and when they were over he was hungry.
The devil said to him,
“If you are the Son of God,
command this stone to become bread.”
Jesus answered him,
“It is written, One does not live on bread alone.
Then he took him up and showed him
all the kingdoms of the world in a single instant.
The devil said to him,
“I shall give to you all this power and glory;
for it has been handed over to me,
and I may give it to whomever I wish.
All this will be yours, if you worship me.”
Jesus said to him in reply,
“It is written:
You shall worship the Lord, your God,
and him alone shall you serve.

Then he led him to Jerusalem,
made him stand on the parapet of the temple, and said to him,
“If you are the Son of God,
throw yourself down from here, for it is written:
He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,
With their hands they will support you,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Jesus said to him in reply,
“It also says,
You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.
When the devil had finished every temptation,
he departed from him for a time.


Jesus walked in the full power of the Holy Spirit. When the Lucan Jesus quotes Deuteronomy’s admonition against testing God, “God” refers to not only God the Father, but to Jesus as God’s own Son.  The enemy is toying with someone much greater than he admits.  Jesus is strengthened in His relationship with the Father. With the Word of God,  Jesus rids both himself of the tempter and steels himself for the hard work ahead. He reminds himself of what sustains us, who is really worthy of our worship and the very nature of our faith. Jesus was like us in all ways except in sin. His experience of temptation was akin to ours. [See reference}

“Jesus is the overcomer. Jesus over came death, sin , illness and temptation. Jesus is strong in all ways. Asking him to be with you in your heart, welcomes the Holy Strength of Christ himself, of God’s Holy Son- welcoming the Father who sent Him.”  The Angel Team 


Reference: The Workbook for Lectors , Gospel Readers and Proclaimers of the Word 2016 Edition

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