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When Jesus was tempted to turn stones into bread, he quoted the written word of God. Yes, the word of God reveals the will of God and when we invoke it in real life situations, it becomes a powerful spiritual weapon.
Jesus submitted himself to God by saying, “It is written”. He did not do things on his own. He actually cited the word of God as being the integral part of his authority. In this way, Jesus submitted himself to God the Father and was one with him.
When Jesus was tempted to jump from the pinnacle of the temple, he again quoted what was written. In the third part of those temptations as recorded in Matthew 4:10, Jesus did not begin with the words“ It is written”, he instead said, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written...”.
It is in our submission to God where we find the power to resist the devil. Did the devil leave when Jesus commanded him to leave? Yes he did. In Matthew 4:11 the Bible clearly states, “Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him” (KJV).
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