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Robert January 30, 2013 at 8:19 am

Great article, Jack.

Your point about our greatest temptation coming when we are successful is such an important concept. When things are going our way we tend to let our guard down and become lax in our relationship with God.

One other point that comes from this is that the Word of God can be mis-interpreted in order to mislead. Satan quoted the Scripture, but his interpretation was not the interpretation God intended. We should be diligent to make sure that we do not take Scripture and manipulate it for our own selfish desires.

By God’s grace, and with His strength, we are able to resist temptation. Thanks for reminding us.

Yours in Christ,

Jack Wellman January 30, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Great point Robert. I believe that more cults have been started using one text, taken out of context, and made into a pretext. Thank you sir.

Abishai February 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

Very nice article sir. I would like to say with my own experience that when we are filled, when we have sufficient, when we fell safe, at that time we are most tempted. Satan uses his tools(which may be n any other form) to deceive us from following the path of God. But we have to stay conscious and watch our action and our heart from the trap of devil. Thanks Jack for this wonderful article.

Jack Wellman February 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Thank you so much Abishai. I loved your comment and it is so true. The Enemy wants to stop us and attack us but this is actually a good sign for he is not attacking those who are not making a difference for the Kingdom.

Hank Roedell February 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Yes, Jesus was God in the flesh of man. Jesus came to earth just like all other humans, ( from a woman’s womb ) He didn’t have rocket travel. Because He was God in the form of man, He suffered just like the rest of us. I pray God will take me to heaven, to His paradise, I hate this cursed world we live in. HankR60

Jack Wellman February 2, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Hank, please know that as long as you are drawing a breath, God is not done with you yet. Suffering is to be expected and actually refines us to be more like Christ as Peter said in 1 Peter 4:1-19:

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.

“My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance” (James 1:2-3).

The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus. (Acts 5:41).

“Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:11-12).

This reminds us of what Jesus did, as Peter taught us earlier. When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly (1 Peter 2:23).

No one suffered like Christ did and He was completely innocent but He did this for US!

Pam February 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Can you tell me if this would be testing God? My sister beliefs God can do anything so much that her teeth are of really bad and they are falling out. She will not go to the dentist because she says God will fix the teeth. It’s been a good while and I do believe God can do anything he wishes but I also believe doctors and dentists are here to help us. Would that fall under testing God? I just experienced God’s love myself. I have MS. I am in a nursing home. I cannot move any of my body except my neck. I can feel everything and recently the pain in my hips got really bad. I was watching the 700 club and he said God was fixing someone’s hip. I started to play and the pain went away. That was two days ago and it has not returned. Praise Jesus. We were talking the other day and I asked her opinion and she got a little offended so I shut up. Thank you for the article.

Jack Wellman February 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Pam, let me say that the 700 Club teaches a health and wealth gospel and is NOT a reliable teaching source. During my pastoral training at seminary, they warned us of such false teachers. Have her come to this article and read it:


Jesus said in Luke 5:31, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” This is repeated in Matthew 9:12 and in Mark 2:17. Luke was one of the disciples and he was a doctor. Have her read this immediately. A person with badly decaying teach can get very, very sick up to being hospitalized. She is deceived by a deceptive program. Almost all theologians and pastors today and even seminary professors say that the 700 Club teaches false doctrines. It would NOT fall under testing. God expects us to get help when we need it. That is NOT a lack of faith. God will not heal those who refuse to help themselves.

Pam February 2, 2013 at 7:16 pm

It is me who was watching the 700 club when my pain in my hips left. My sister has a very strong faith but this is one thing we see differently. I have said the same words, “God helps them that help themselves.” That’s how I feel. I talked to my pastor today and he sort of feels the same way I do. I just don’t want to see her get sick.

Jack Wellman February 2, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Pam, I am so sorry for my misunderstanding an mistake. I apologize to you. I agree that we all hope she doesn’t get sick. I worry about that the poisons from decaying teeth can get into her bloodstream and make her very, very sick. Perhaps your pastor can talk to her about this?

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