Remember these words when responding to the devil’s invitation to sin. The Son of the Lord God always responded with His Father’s Constitution. Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter (devil) came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”
Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you and, In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”
Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”
Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”
Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. Matthew 4:1-11
At no time did He ever give His opinion, thoughts or feelings. He is the Lord God’s Son, but He only spoke the words of His Father in response. He shows us how we are to respond to every temptation and challenge…with God’s Word from His Constitution! It is our responsibility to know the Lord God’s Constitution for ourselves, not just listen to religious leaders for an hour a week.
Keep in mind, the Son humbled Himself and obeyed His Father’s Will. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:5-8 He fulfilled His Father’s purpose and assignment for Him. This is why the Lord Jesus is the key to getting to His Father. King Jesus is the doorway, that leads to the Father God. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11 Remember, God isn’t his “name”, it is who He is!
It was through Abraham’s faith in the Lord God’s promise that we, being the Gentiles, were able to be a part of God’s Kingdom. We weren’t added because of the righteousness of the law, but the righteousness of faith. For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect. Romans 4:13-14
Knowing your Kingdom Constitution is absolutely necessary. We should be learning His Word daily so we can then teach others. Fathers should be teaching their family His Word, not leaving it to church leaders. How can a young person stay pure? By obeying Your Word. I have tried hard to find You—don’t let me wander from Your commands. I have hidden Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Psalm 119:9-11 NLT
One writer wrote these words in God’s Constitution: You are my portion, O Lord; I have said that I would keep Your Words. Psalm 119:57 King David wrote these words: For the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is done in truth. Psalm 33:4
The reason there isn’t unity among Believers is that they don’t know who they are. They call themselves Christian, which is a religious group. This is why we should embrace His Word. To know who we are, we must first know whose we are (who we belong to).
King Jesus made this statement: But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 We are citizens of a government—the government of Heaven—His Kingdom government; not a religious organization. Those who truly study His Constitution from a Kingdom understanding know this.
If you walk by the Spirit, that means you are walking and living by the King’s Words. King Jesus made it very clear. It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63 This is why I constantly repeat in all of my articles to “read and study His Constitution” because it is your life! It is your key to God’s Kingdom. If you moved to a different country, how well would you do if you knew none of their laws and benefits? How long before you broke a law you knew nothing about? You could end up in a prison, wishing you had studied up on that country's constitution.
Lastly, we must know God’s Word and have it down in our spirit because it is through those Words that the Holy Spirit—our Governor—speaks and leads us. My wife and I are so thankful that whenever we need an answer or a word, the Holy Spirit starts bringing the Word of God’s Constitution to our remembrance. His Word is always the answer to every question, every situation! But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:26
Keep in mind that your greatest asset in the Kingdom of God is your faith in His Word. Without it we are rudderless and powerless!
All scriptures are NKJV unless noted
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