The Devil Tempts Jesus to Commit Suicide

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’sChrist in garden of gethsemane 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 temptations 9days 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.
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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.

The Conclusion…

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.3ef2561e5b7c6c4d24e80a028b62721a

Christ in Christmas

Written by Talon O. Moser

We are halfway through the holiday season, just after thanksgiving giving thanks to our Lord for His body being bruised, beaten and broken-and His blood spilt to remind us of the sacrifice He made, the promise He kept so we sinners may have redemption in His name. And my spirit grieves every year about this time, while most of western culture is clueless about the meaning of these practices and wisdom as it is all blemished in front of our face at this very moment; the last supper meal, blessings, gift of salvation and our savior Jesus Christ all being used in deception turning the spirit away from truth, away friend m God. But this time of year is always more a spiritual battle between God and the devil than what the world wars we know to understand. A battle of influence over our very souls every year.

Now with Christmas approaching, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord, many of which know is the meaning of, but still follow pagan practices during this time. This waters down born again Christians relationship in Christ including the rest of Gods people, putting a blemish on the value of this celebration. And a bad reputation on what a relationship with Christ really represents.

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“And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft in his quiver hath he hid me” Isaiah 49:2

Three major problems during the Christmas season that most Jews and gentiles, even those claiming to have a relationship with Jesus Christ get wrong.

1. The decoration of a christmas tree is not a Christian symbol or practice, it is not a symbol or a gift from God rewarding you, it is purely a pagan ritual.

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Even though this verse describes carving a statue and decorating the statue without bringing it into the home. Today’s ignorant culture of convenience plays on these same rituals but without the extra steps of cutting it down, carving the wood, and nailing it to the ground. With electricity in-house, string lights become the silver and gold that we adore. The tree becomes an idol in which the family comes together, instead of together in Jesus Christ. Can you put your burdens unto a tree? Can a tree save or redeem you from your sin? Can you feel the irony in which satan has done here? Satan has brought the very thing Christ was hung on into your home, and now you light it up and worship it without realizing Christ should be the centerpiece.

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2. The repeating lie of Santa Claus, his workers, shop, and flying reindeer as if he was god himself with angels, gifting miracles to everyone needs to stop. This is an insane lie everyone plays on themselves and towards each other; adults and children. As if we all were in denial for this season of 30+ days about how miracles actually occur, and how God works in our life. By replacing all things done and surveyed by a fictional character called Santa Claus, and telling children as they grow up every year that this man is real. Then one day as parents you will have to tell your children you lied to them, that this ‘Santas’ magic was never real-or they will find out on their own. And that bond of trust between parent and child loosens, and the child will begin to separate from the parent thinking ‘Im not going to believe anything they tell me again’ ‘just take what they say with a grain of salt’, ‘and I’ll keep my mouth shut about what I do’.

“At least that’s what my brother and I did when we found out mom lied to us about Christmas, we hid ourselves, our emotions and feelings from our mother and a lack of connection began-do you not see this occurring throughout society?”.

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This is also idolatry. A deception and replacement for the true king for those who do not see. A continuation of this lie to youth every year will separate them from the truth of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, becasue they don’t know who to trust anymore. I tell you to no longer spread this lie, no longer tell of it anymore or show its images to encourage more to its deceptive nature. Speak the truth instead and repent if you have partaken in its nature, for the Lord will hear your prayers.

3. The most disturbing part of the season is the misuse of the spirit of giving. Which includes the misunderstanding of why we celebrate this time of year, to show God how thankful we our for the gift He hath given us, His Son which saveth us from sin. But every year it becomes about getting the best deals on consumer goods, capitalism and more possessions. This time of year more than ever the possensions possess you. What irony, and the deception satan puts in the mind that when a sign post says ‘sale’ and a fictional character with ‘magic’ the parent can use rewards and punishment to boast their superiority complex over the child and claim it to be the gift of giving. While in many countires with real complecated struggles, need genuine help and giving. 396660_10151139128654205_311192362_n

At a time when we as people are supposed to be thankful for the greatest gift on earth, the saving grace of Jesus Christ we are more ever anxious about money and credit, angry and fighting over stuff even what to get family and friends during this season; there never seems to be a way to please anybody with a simple gift. The gift that makes everyone happy is salvation through Christ, it is that simple but it can be hard to find if you are so consumed in all this-worldly trash.

Stay Vigilant this holiday Season

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Addendum

Almost midnight, half a day gone by and a long prayer had me thinking and talking to God about this recent blog post. About the parallels between this rebellious generation and the rebellious generations of the Israelites. Time and time again the Israelites fell short of Gods commandments, and God sent prophets to tell His people to turn away from the error of their ways, and toward God-toward life. But the people always disobeyed. Then God became flesh, died and resurrected-defeating death and sin which his creation needed help to overcome.

Fast forward to this generation and generations to come. The same deception and sin is still at work and many refuse to take the scriptures for real. How much longer shall we go back and forth with our relationship with God as the Israelites had done? And will this disobedience lead to an exile, or slavery such as happened to the Israelites?

See Gods Wisdom When in Peril; Job the Sovriegn Sufferer

Written by Talon O. Moser

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

I realized Gods wisdom is not a miraculous phenomenon obtained through accepting Jesus Christ as my savior. I began to understand Gods wisdom as I read the books of the Bible and through constant prayer. This in-depth understanding of Gods greatness, power and wisdom in the word helped me understand what salvation meant and how salvation came unto me as an innate energy through suffering.

We all suffer and suffer we shall in diverse circumstances that the mind compiles intojob meaning, but what matters most is the cure for this grievance. I, like all humans first turned toward the world for comfort; food, sex and television, false ideologies; tarot and astrology then finally Jesus Christ; the truth, the way and life. Looking in my past I laugh as I realize how God had placed several people in my life showing me the saving grace of the Lord but I was still naive.

One of my favorite wisdom books is the book of Job. Unlike Job I have to practice prayer, and worship God during times of suffering no matter how long or how bad. Job is an excellent role model for a ‘sovereign sufferer’ because he praised God even though his family, house, farm and physical appearance was taken from him. Many are unlike Job, in fact I have a history of challenging God when everything had gone wrong or felt like everything was going wrong. Many people ponder these common questions throughout their lives, more likely when facing a crisis-why do bad things happen to good people?, why do bad people get away with so much?, and how can a good God let this happen?
Romans 8:28 simply answers these questions in the simple verse telling readers to focus on Gods love rather than what is obviously being subtracted from you. If I was to focus only on the world; my job, computer, clothing, vacations, holiday, pets, etc. and all these possessions stripped away I would become lost. Without God’s love and redemption through His son Jesus Christ, negative thoughts and behavior would consume me bringing forth a cynical perspective hating God, even hating the world, and still I would try to become part of the world again; seeking more money, fine cloths and lust. And this is what creates that war in the mind…I would now hate the world, yet here I am apart of it and with no love of God. And still with those questions unanswered. Job continued to praise God despite his suffering and his friends judgment. Job departed from the world and still accepted Gods love even when many would think God was punishing him. At the end of the book Job, Job was given everything back sevenfold, more than he had before.

We also must not forget that when our ancestors ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, we now confuse what is good and what is evil. Only God knows the truth of what is good for his creation for He made it good in the beginning, and only through His son Jesus Christ will we know truth and wisdom from the father. None of which can be discerned from the world.

Stuck in a Well

Written by Talon O. Moser

The apostle Paul told many new churches to be cheerful and glad about the teachings of Jesus Christ, his coming and to know He will always provide no matter the hardships, no matter any mans stature. The reason Paul is important and why I reference him is because Paul was in a Roman prison for years the entire time he wrote words of joy, hope, gladness and encouragement. He is definitely a role model for anybody who feels their livelihood is bleak. Or worse, heading toward the end. Paul always states to pray on these things; hope, love, forgiveness, and peace.

Some brief background is needed to help understand my anxious thoughts. How I feel I’ve been thrown down a well my entire life, handed only the essentials but wanting more-to be normal. Now that I have grown older and wiser still in this well I’m struggling to get out, or waiting miracle…I have just become numb to these walls.

I grew up with epilepsy at the age of 13, having grand mal seizures. It wasn’t the kind of attention I wanted. Mom continually afraid to leave me alone and friends afraid to do risky activities along with me. I just became the bystander that nobody knew or understood, but I understood everybody else. As I grew older still having seizures I realized this would have an impact on finding a job, further schooling, relationships and transportation. Still, I was afraid to take my own risks like drugs, or committing suicide. A part of me felt responsible to take control of what life I do have. That maybe I do have a purpose I would tell myself, since I haven’t died yet from a seizure. I hadn’t felt faith in God at a young age yet always knew of the concept-who doesn’t, but made fun of the idea that God kept me alive for laughs.

Now that I’m 31 years-old, still at home with mom, still having seizures every so often-the medication helps I suppose but the doctors do admit they have no idea what actually works. Still no drivers license and working as an over qualified deli-clerk, finding a full-time job to support my livelihood; a place of my own, medical insurance and utilities has not come into view. I fear I will never be prepared when my mom leaves this world and is taken into the Lords arms. That I will end up in the streets homeless. Even after relentless hard work, servitude and community service trying to meet new people, the right people and change my life…so far, I am still in a hole. I try to see this scenario from an optimistic point of view and Paul did with hope and joy, as if God wants me here. As if to help mom and protect me. I continue to pray that God leads me only on the path He has for me. But I must admit that this is a stressful road, a lonely road. A road many men would go insane looking down the barrel taking another life with them instead of seeking salvation in Christ. For this road is a road of struggle that brings forth either death or humility in an individual.

Not Out of the Woods Yet?

Written by Talon O. Moser

Imagine being surrounded by the forest, shadowing from the back and all sides around with only a tiny ledge that goes below before you. All you see is a thick fog and darkness as you look over the ledge, and nothing but fog in the sight of the horizon. You cry out for help, but only hear the echo against the mountain walls and the flutter of birds flying off. Still no visibility as you can tell. Would you turn back into the tall darkness of the forest or kneel and pray at the ledge? Maybe try to climb down, or take a step off the ledge praying there is an invisible platform like in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.

That first step off the ledge is the major leap of faith accepting Jesus Christ as your savior. Not only salvation but telling others by being baptized and sharing the good news. This is when believers lift the veil stepping onto nothing, an invisible platform, the palms of the Lord because He holds us in His hands. We can still look back at the woods, but the further we go forward, the forest grows into the fog. Each step on this platform is very difficult. You are walking a plank, a clear, practically invisible plank that is. Each step we take is a step toward the father, and each step is a change in the right direction of purity. But this does not mean each step may not make us stumble, may not make one want to turn back, and back toward the worlds temptations. It is better to stumble walking toward the Lord than to be lost in the woods.

God bless 🙏