Monday, October 17, 2011



We live in such a vile and fallen world full of distractions; infractions and temptations! When the serpent tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden, he unleashed a pandora's box of evil on mankind we are still living with. 

Temptation comes in many forms.

It comes in the financial. In horrible economic times, the evil one temps God's people to shade, cut corners and look the other way to get ahead.
It comes in the flesh. The carnal culture has extended into the church, as adultery, immorality and pornography has the same influence inside the church building as out.
It comes in the Body of Christ. Ministry and church leaders are using earthly means and strange fire to stay afloat and run their organizations while claiming to represent God.

The Bible says in James 1:13 ESV " Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God" for God cannot be tempted with evil, and He Himself tempts no one."

People say God can do anything. Wrong. God cannot and will not sin. He also will not lead you into a compromising position. You do that  yourself all on your own!

Therefore this phrase, next up, in our study of the LORD'S PRAYER is a grenade with a pulled pin! The Bible is clear that God will NOT lead ANYONE into sin! God is Holy Holy Holy. So "leading" anyone into Temptation is not His Nature of Holiness!

There is some misunderstanding into the English translation from the original Greek Language! The key part of the phrase is "Kai me eisenenkes hemas me eis pierasmos". This really implies, when looked at literally, "do not bring or allow me to fall into temptation (or a test)"! Then if you follow into the next phrase, Jesus says "but LEAD us AWAY from evil.

God will provide a way out of the temptation He allowed you to fall into, because of your own lustful nature. HE ALWAYS PROVIDES AN ESCAPE! If you do NOT take that escape, the sin is entirely on YOU! So let's go to Jesus and Prayer now:

Matthew 6: 8-13:
Our Father in heaven,
      Hallowed be Your name.
      Your kingdom come.
      Your will be done
      On earth as it is in heaven.
      Give us this day our daily bread.
   And forgive us our debts,
      As we forgive our debtors.
    And do not lead us into temptation,
      But deliver us from the evil one.

      For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION:  Lord, Your Word says we will not be tempted beyond the ability to handle it. Your Word says resist the devil and he shall flee from us. Lord, we have the Power within us, the Power of the Holy Spirit, to say NO. To say GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN. To be a man or woman of integrity like Joseph and to flee the adulterer, the briber, the thief, the kleptomaniac and more.  Let us remember we wear You on our sleeves, so that we may never bring dishonor to You. Remove all temptation from our path, but when it comes oh Lord, You take over and turn our eyes away from it, so it may pass us by. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE: Father deliver us from the evil one. He has many demons amongst us, many stumbling blocks, and many ways to bring confusion to our lives. He uses Your church to sow division, soft doctrine and shallow service. He has taken Your beautiful creation of this world and caused some to worship it, instead of You. He has taken the beautiful people You have created and perverted their images into raw pornography, MTV and various other idols of this world. Build a wall of fire around me. Build a wall of fire around my family and friends. Build a wall of fire around my marriage and my spouse. Build a wall of fire around my heart and my eyes so that when he sends his evil in beautiful packages and they get too close, they will burn up with the fire of Your Wrath because You are my shield and buckler, Oh Lord. Thank you, In Jesus’ Name. Amen

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Derrick Boyd said...

I agree totally about temptation. The sad part is when it comes in the form of a pastor. I know a few who will not even speak with people about certain scriptures because of fear of hurting their following. I even know some who will not say that Jesus is the only way to heaven. This strange doctrine is a cancer to Christianity. I have enjoyed how you are breaking down the Lord's prayer here recently. God bless you my brother.

The Bernie Lutchman Blog said...

Thank you dear brother Derrick and I ditto all you said!! Let's keep standing for Truth for His Glory, day after day, in the Name of Jesus, amen!!

Best to you and yours today, amen.