kjv@Luke:4:1@ And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
kjv@Luke:4:2@ Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
kjv@Luke:4:3@ And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
kjv@Luke:4:4@ And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
kjv@Luke:4:5@ And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
kjv@Luke:4:6@ And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
kjv@Luke:4:7@ If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
kjv@Luke:4:8@ And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
kjv@Luke:4:9@ And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
kjv@Luke:4:10@ For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
kjv@Luke:4:11@ And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
kjv@Luke:4:12@ And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
kjv@Luke:4:13@ And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
kjv@Luke:4:14@ And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
kjv@Luke:4:15@ And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
kjv@Luke:4:16@ And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
kjv@Luke:4:17@ And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
kjv@Luke:4:18@ The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Jesus clearly knows who he is and what has been set before him to accomplish, this test is not to prove something more to himself, this test is for our benefit to prove to us that he is divine and sinless. From this fact we must assume that Satan's intention here as well was/is towards our misunderstanding of the scriptures that he is quoting.
I can't imagine the horror of being dead set against Jesus, determining to forcably cast him out and he supernaturally escapes your grip. Especially after the obvious conjunctions to his historical points about Ellias.
Astonished were they in an age nearly 400 years long without God speaking. Astonishing today in an age many consider scripture as being irrelevant. The power is still there for those who seek/receive it.
Interesting that there was a consious effort by Jesus to quiet the testimony of those who had been healed or depossesed. Often they were directed merely to go tell their priest in submission/accordance to the Levitical Law.
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