Blessed is the man who endures temptation. For when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”

Temptation is a test designed to strengthen us, not to weaken us. It stretches our will & attitude so we are ‘proven’ and ‘approved’. Once we have resisted and conquered the test.

We get a ‘crown’ through overcoming temptation. Whatever trial you are facing, when you are through it, you will receive authority, glory, and favour in that area.

After Jesus resisted the temptation to turn stones into bread, he gained ‘a crown’ of working miracles & multiplied bread many times for the crowds.

He resisted the temptation to throw himself down to see if God would look after him. He got the crown of resurrection out of which came every healing miracle.

He laid down His life & was raised from the dead by his father.

The devil tempted Jesus to bow down & worship him & he could give him all the kingdoms of the world. Jesus resisted & got the crown of rulership.

At His ascension He was made ruler of all the kingdoms of the world!

See you in Church!