A Way of Escape

How do we escape temptation?

To the battered, tempest-tossed Christian, a loving God gives this promise:

"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it]. " - 1. Corinthians 10:13

No temptation will ever come that God hasn't weighed, measured, and allowed. In every temptation, no matter how difficult it seems, He has provide a way of escape. What an encouraging thought! No matter the circumstances, or how weak we may feel!

However, what is this way of escape? What enables us to escape from temptation?

First what comes to my mind is obvious, tangible things. I think of Joseph when he was being tempted by Potiphar's wife, the way of escape for him was to flee the temptation. To "make no provision for the flesh", and avoid placing ourselves in the way of temptation is one way to look at the way of escape.

But just recently, another thought was impressed on my mind as I was reading the following verse from 2 Peter.

"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." - 2 Peter 1:4

What's happening in the last part of this verse? It's speaking of those who have escaped worldly corruption that comes through lust. Our lusts, or desires, are the principle object Satan targets his temptations for. He entices our appetites through food, he entices us through our desires for companionship, pleasure and display.

We read this in James:

"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."
- James 1:14-15

Now, according to 2 Peter 1:4, what is the way of escape from the corruption that comes through lust?

Read the verse again...

The way of escape is through the "exceeding great and precious promises". It is by standing on the powerful word of God, amid the temptation that enables us to gain the victory!

When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, he met the tempter with an "It is written". Jesus used scripture as the way of escape in temptation. And how are we to overcome? Just as Christ overcame!

Through the word of God, through those exceeding great and precious promises, we become a partaker of the divine nature. In this mysterious union, God, through the ministration of the Holy Spirit, dwells in our hearts, bringing to our remembrance the promises of God and giving us the strength we need to stand against the temptations.

When we can recite a scripture, relevant to the situation, and trust in the power of God to help us overcome, the power of that temptation will be broken.

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." - Psalms 119:11

So dear reader, I would encourage you to spend more time studying God's word, dig deep into the treasure house of truth. Don't let anything eclipse your love for the Bible, and for Bible study. The word of God will be your safeguard and way of escape in temptations.

- by Emmanuel Higgins



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The Coral Star!

2 months ago

When one risks everything, to obtain love in their lives, it becomes a passion, with a life all its own, and the fire that burns in the depth of the soul, lives to be endless, chasing an infinite dream, that knows the greatest ecstasy is only to be found, in the pleasure of surrendering your emotion of love, and therefore, gives us the reasons for why, our greatest surrenders come in the form of our purpose to live life restless, through the devotion love brings, and through the infinite connection, between two souls.
"And as I was able to bring forth my Footprints In The Sand, and walk into the direction of the Lord, and into the Garden where only my Secrets remained to be revealed, the revelations of my Garden were as follows,
"And regardless of the injustices I faced in this world, I never faced a struggle, it was the power of your love, I knew through you, that conquered my heaven, and your humanity."
"How is it possible, to love someone this much?"
Presenting the Secrets of the Plush Paradise Garden, and the Coral Orchid Oasis, of the Butterfly Blush............
"Desire" Paul Hardcastle Sax n Vocal remix
Love, The Sitron Star!

Coral Dream Star!

4 months ago

There is a yearning for one's love, and the romance that follows in a healthy relationship, that is in the witnessing eyes of the Lord, as being acceptable, prostitution in my hearts awareness, knows no boundaries, and therefore, does not live by the rightful laws of God, in the awareness that comes in following the Lord, following your boundaries is all in the comprehensive manner, and through your own revelations, that without boundaries, we live without the connection to the human soul, and the body, that finds satisfaction in discovering its innocence through the laws laid out by the almighty father, God, and the pleasures of life, that can only be known, and lived, through the innocence of being human.
" Yearning For Your Love," Victor Fields.
With Love, Magenta Holly--The Solex Butterfly

Magenta Holly

5 months ago

If the magnetic waves of a Butterfly Oasis, has a simple power to move you beyond the years of God, and in all the grace, and glory, the Lord brought to this world, through his almighty father, never let the fear of temptation take over your world, but conquer your needs through the innocence of all that God magnified in your sensations of pleasure, in a world created for you through his love alone.

melinda

6 months ago

These past few days ,I have felt a great need for God's love. i feel god is calling me. I've been living in the world and in sin, no matter how many times I've promised I would leave the world behind, for my salvation, my sanity ,for God , I've jst always gone back to temptation of lust ,i am married and ive been in a few serious relationships but matter how many serious relationships I've been in , i jst can't seem to stay faithful in my mind and heart. I woke up in the middle of the nIght ,i had a dream ,that I was in a dark room I couldnt see anything but i felt a presence a dark presence a terrifying presence I couldn't escape I had nowhere to turn it was jst all around me ,i woke up and couldn't fall back to sleep. It's been a long time that I've picked up the bible ,the word of God. Since I even picked up the bible I feel a Sense of relief and piece . I feel a presence of good and love.lust has always been in my world lust for men ,lust for beauty ,food attention , bad attention at that .I know deep down inside that all the lust I've always felt has, been the down ward spirals of my heart, soul ,will power and mental stability ,my love,my life. I know what I need in my heart, soul ,mind, my world ,not the worlds world. I need Gods word in my life . I don't want to be scared of god ,ive been scared of him all my life and the world and everything it has to offer has been the easiest way out . Ive strayed away from god 956percent of my life but no matter how many times ive come back ,i quickly feel safe ,I know where im supposed to be. I pray that the world fades into the background away from me and away from all.

Tommy Robinson

8 months ago

There is Power in the words I just read. Ive been defeated over and over again from the lust of the flesh. Havent been able to win this battle over my flesh.

Anonymous

1 year ago

its very bad .........''''''/

Racheal

2 years ago

Wow...dis gem is really encouraging.may GOD give u more auction 2 function

Northern Starr

2 years ago

One will find, that in their faith for the Lord, that temptations of the mind, body, and soul, do not exist. I've stood before God, as a solid rock, offering my constant commitment, to spiritual beauty, and pleasure. My hopes someday for the need to know pleasures outside of my spirituality, in that of physical pleasure with Man, is that what I have to offer, of myself, not come from temptation, but Love.........................
A stunning song, that has been a reflection of my soul, for many years, is Jon Lucien's, Sweet Control.

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