Thursday, August 3, 2017




No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.  And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.       1 Corinthians 10:13


EVERYBODY is TEMPTED, time from time, but we, as TRUE BELIEVERS, can have VICTORY over the TEMPTATION.  TEMPTATION is a tool of the devil, and for the WEAK and IMMATURE BELIEVER, it could be devastating.  However, the Apostle Paul gives the Christians in Corinth, some ENCOURAGING advice. 


First, he tells them that they are not experiencing any TEMPTATION that is any different from what mankind has faced before.  Basically, he was saying that it was a common thing for mankind to go through.  And they should KNOW that the TEMPTATION itself would NOT OVERTAKE them, because God is FAITHFUL, and He will NOT let them be TEMPTED beyond what they could handle.  And when TEMPTATION comes to the TRUE BELIEVER, they can rest ASSURED that God will PROVIDE a WAY out, so that they might ENDURE the TEMPTATION. 


The problem that existed with the Corinthians, was that some had it in their HEARTS, NOT to ENDURE, but to INDULGE in the TEMPTATION, which for that individual, the TEMPTATION, then became a FULL-BLOWN SIN. 


Keep in mind that EVERYONE is TEMPTED, but NOT EVERYONE falls INTO the TEMPTATION.  For the TRUE BELIEVER, the Holy Spirit of God brings warnings to their HEART, and it is up to the TRUE BELIEVER to RUN AWAY from the TEMPTATION.    The UNBELIEVER is more apt to RUN TO the TEMPTATION, and the SIN-CYCLE continues in their life.  And they end up LOST for ALL of ETERNITY, unless they RUN AWAY from the TEMPTATION and RUN TOWARDS God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING their sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL their HEART that Jesus died for them, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for them before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and RUN AWAY from the TEMPTATIONS, and be ASSURED that He will provide a WAY of ESCAPE for them.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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