Luke 11:4 AMP
And lead us not into temptation [ but rescue us from evil ] .’ ”
The enemy of our souls has one agenda and that is to kill steal and destroy. That would be discouraging if that was the end of the story, but it is not. Jesus came that we may have life and life abundantly which is the good news.
When Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, he told them to ask the father not to lead them into temptation and to deliver them from evil. God has done exactly that for those who choose Jesus Christ as Lord and savior because through his death and resurrection, we have been reconciled back to God.
In relation to the enemy and his agenda this is what Christ tells us.
Luke 10:19 AMP
Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you.
God has indeed delivered us from evil and not only that, he has empowered us to overcome all the power of the enemy.
When we engage in spiritual warfare that’s the place from which we engage, a position of victory and triumph because God has already done it for us and we are submitted to him.
Even when it comes to temptations that the enemy will throw our way to trip us so that he can enslave us, God has made a way out for us.
1 Corinthians 10:13 AMP
No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy].
Victory is indeed ours.
What does the death and resurrection of Christ mean to you?
Whats your perspective of spiritual warfare in relation to Luke 10:19?
In relation to 1 Corinthians 10:13 how should you view temptation?