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>Spiritually, Jesus was led
To commune with God- alone
That His Spirit might be fed
And prepared to atone

For forty days and nights he fasted
Manifesting who He really was
For no matter how long temptation lasted
He could withstand all that would tempt us

Whether on a pinnacle, plain, or mountain
His answer was always to quote
From God’s word, springing forth as a fountain
Knowing all, of Him, each prophet wrote

Often during His ministry
He went off a ways to pray
And recommune with God in purity
He the Truth, Life, and the Way

May we each set forth a time
To fast with God- apart
That within we might find
God’s words flowing from our hearts

That no matter what may tempt and try us
We can remember who we are
Having the scriptures, thus
To guide as our pillar star

Matthew 4: 1-11 (click on the post’s title to go directly to the scriptures-)
Then was Jesus aled (TG Guidance, Divine.) up of the Spirit into the wilderness bto be ctempted of the devil.(JST Matt. 4:1 … to be with God.)
And when he had afasted bforty days and forty nights, che was afterward an hungred.
And when the atempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bbread.
But he answered and said, It is written, aMan shall not blive by cbread alone, but by every dword that proceedeth out of the emouth of God.
Then the devil taketh him up into the bholy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
And saith unto him, bIf thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not atempt the Lord thy God.
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the bkingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, aSatan: for it is written, Thou shalt bworship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Then the devil leaveth him, aand, behold, bangels came and ministered unto him.

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