2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”
When Jesus was faced with temptation, His response to the devil every time was, “it is written…” The word of God is God’s standard; it is God’s will, and God’s expectation for life and action. A temptation is simply pressure put on the flesh to go against God’s will. This could be pressure put on you to sin (miss the mark) or pressure to move you against God’s intended will for your life (health, prosperity and wellness).
The way to win the battle over temptation is to fight by faith. It is by faith in God’s Word that the power of sin was broken and you entered into new birth (salvation). Romans 10:9 says “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Why is this so? Because, “with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (v.10). Jesus knew what was written, and when He spoke what was written, that was His faith speaking.
The power to overcome temptation comes from putting action to the revealed knowledge of the Word. It takes revelation knowledge to produce an inner conviction, which in turn releases the power to act on God’s Word and say no to temptation. This is not positive thinking. No man can by act of their will overpower the flesh. We don’t wage spiritual battles with physical or natural weapons. In light of all this, make a decision to stand based on the Word of God, and always remember that God will not allow you go through any temptation that is beyond what you can handle by His Word (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Scripture to Meditate: Eph. 6:10, Matt. 4:4; 6:13, 1 Jn.5:4, 2 Pet.2:9