The Other Time That Satan Tempted Jesus

CHRISTIANS SHOULD KNOW THIS, SATAN TEMPTED JESUS TWICE — BOTH IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

Did you know that Jesus Christ was tempted twice? It is true. For look on how the Holy Spirit caused me to see this revelation.

Christians who have studied the life of Jesus know that the Holy Spirit led Him into the desert for 40 days and nights right after He was baptized by John the Baptist, precisely to be tempted by satan. However, did you know that was not His first time? Yes, it was the first time in His flesh, but can you think of another time when Jesus, as the second Person of the Trinity, was tempted? I think I have found one. I think the answer could possibly be in Job. So let’s take a look at the beginning of the book of Job:

“There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. And his sons went and feasted in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭1:1-5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

You can see Job was perfect as life can get on this side of the physical universe, as he was upright in all his ways. Through it all, he had concerns for all ten of his children, that they might sin against the Lord. Just like Jesus, Job was concerned that his children (7 sons and 3 daughters) would sin in his absence, so he took precautions — his children might have said something or done something by what they are doing in sinful practices and did offer sacrifices for his children — “for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus Job did continually” (1:5b).

As a side note, Americans can relate to the blessed life, since even though we have struggles, we are blessed, as I am one of them because I live in America. Then, satan waits to the precise moment for when he could tempt God with doing evil.

“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭1:6-12‬ ‭KJV‬‬


‭‭Did you notice that? “Put forth Thy hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse Thee to Thy face.” This is the first recorded time, if you look at the books of the Bible in chronological order, that satan temps God. Let’s look at it again:

“Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
‭‭Job‬ ‭1:10-11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

How brazen! What the nerve! The gall of it all, and it leaves you (the Christian) with a sick sensation in your stomach (at least, it does me). However, by now, you can expect something like that from satan, the king of deception. To tempt God is like the ultimate sin deserving of the ultimate punishment. And I am going to tell you a few reasons why I believe that it was Jesus: 1) the physical author of Job wrote the LORD which in the Hebrew language translated Jehovah, and “Jehovah (“LORD” in the English Bible) is the God of the covenant, the God of revelation who is eternally self-existent and yet graciously relates Himself to sinful man (Be Satisfied: A Study on Ecclesiastes, Wiersbe, Warren E.: Victor Books, 1990). And who is the author of the new covenant for everyone? Jesus Christ. 2) Remember when Jesus was physically tempted by satan when He fasted for forty days and nights, and satan tempted Him with turn these rocks into bread, Jesus replied that you should not tempt God (Matthew 4:3-4; Luke 4:3-4). And 3) I believe that God the Father is to holy to look at sin because oh the fact that God the Father was able to look on Jesus through His whole physical life, but God the Father was unable to look on Jesus because Jesus became sin for us when He died. This brings back the verse common to all of us – “For the wages of sin is death (Romans 3:23), as He said, “My God, My God, Why hast Thou forsaken Me” (Matthew 27:46). This causes me to wonder, was the LORD way back in Job, Jesus? The moreI take a look at it, the Holy Spirit inside of me says it’s true.

Well, that presents an interesting case —Jesus, both in the old and in the new testaments, was tempted by satan. For satan is a scoundrel for tempting God, the second person of the Trinity. Wow, that’s how sneaky satan is.

{tell me if I’m off base, I really want your opinions! Yet make sure you research the topic first. Ok?}

~ Darren L Beattie, The Soul Blogger of TrueLifeChristianity.com ~


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