Daily Devotional
Jesus Has Ultimate Authority

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”

Ephesians 2:1-2


Ponder This

When Satan tempted Jesus, he tempted Jesus to worship him. Satan showed Jesus all of the kingdoms of this world—the glory, the power, the splendor of those kingdoms—and then this is what Satan had the audacity to say to the Son of God: “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” (Luke 4:6, KJV).

Now, Jesus didn’t contradict him. Jesus did not deny what he had said. Satan said, “Jesus, if you worship me, I will give you the power, the glory, the authority of this world.” Because it had been delivered to him. God gave it to Adam. Adam delivered it to Satan and Satan said, “I’ll give it to you Jesus, if you’ll just worship me.” It was graciously given by God to man. It was legally lost by man through sin. As a result, man is spiritually dead and spiritually dethroned. Legally man has lost the kingdom authority that was given to him.

Practice This

Today, read Luke 4:1-13 to be reminded of how Jesus succeeded where Adam had failed when tempted by Satan.

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Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

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