How Jesus Christ Saves Someone at the End of a Ledge
Written by Talon O. Moser
We only think about ourselves, about the past and what the future may hold. Oh what frustration, anxiety and depression this sin brings. We better bend a knee before we fall or jump off the ledge into hellfire out of the Lords palms that hold us firmly – a final rebellious act.
Many individuals suffer from anxiety and despair. It is the seed of Satan trying to bring you away from the light, away from peace, and from love. ‘DO NOT’ lean on those thoughts, or even consider those ideas. Satan wants those seeds to grow, like a thistle pricking your heart and spirit to distract you from whom he considers the Enemy, the Lord.
The Garden of Gethsemane
Even Jesus Christ had to overcome anxiety and depression, but Christ knew what worked against Satan’s darkness; prayer without ceasing! As described here in the book of Matthew, Jesus continues to pray to the Father relentlessly accepting his fate. Even though Jesus is God, would it not cause the flesh to be anxious-this is why prayer is so important.
Matthew 26:36-46 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” 40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” 42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” 43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. 44 So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. 45 Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour is near, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us go! Here comes my betrayer!
In the Wilderness
So, what do I mean by Jesus being tempted to commit suicide. The book of Matthew tells how the Spirit led Jesus Christ to wander through the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting for 40 days and 40 nights. The basic meaning for the three temptations are as follows. The first temptation addresses the lust of the flesh as the devil tries to convince our Lord to turn stone to bread as He is hungry from fasting. The second temptation ((what we are addressing)) concerns the pride of life as the devil tries to get the Lord to abuse His powers after ((committing suicide)). The third temptation is the lust of the eyes when the devil offers the world to Jesus. Jesus Christ did not commit suicide, but was tempted by the devil to do so to abuse the power of God. This same sin of pride which abuses the power of God still occurs, and increasingly among individuals either taking this power out on themselves or others. It is a feeling that creeps beneath the skin into the spirit – scratching, cutting or putting a hole in oneself won’t let that feeling out or make it more comprehendible. And putting blame, or seeking revenge on those responsible for this irritation will never make it go away.
-It is simple. Jesus Christ is the only way for peace in your life-
4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Satan tried to tempt Christ thinking ones’ pride can commit spiritual suicide telling Christ to throw himself over the ledge with the positive effort that Christ can just save Himself. This temptation of pride is important for sinners to know because Satan uses our pride against us thinking we know how to fix ourselves, our past and the future but it ends up leading to anxiousness, depression and eventually suicide. Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane is important for sinners because prayer without ceasing is very important. Especially if the spirit has lost or separated from the love of God ((grieving)), when we feel anxiousness, depression, anger, lust, and fear. Hear and know that even the purest, and powerful being to walk the earth had to seek the Fathers’ help through prayer because He was vulnerable to the emotion the flesh feels. This means us sinners can seek peace and comfort in the father as Jesus Christ did, if we pray just as frequently and with a fervent attitude. So, whatever your facing, just pray.