Pray That You May Not Enter Into Temptation…
When we walk with Jesus Christ we are in our Christ identity. Why would it be that we should leave from His side? To stay close, keep our eyes upon Jesus is to stay away from temptation. We are in the flesh of sin, that will not change until it does. Before it changes our eyes need to be locked on Jesus Christ, walking in our Christ identity that we may remain prayerful, grateful and humble so temptations are easily recognizable and cast aside. If we sleep, we are in danger of being tempted.
When He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” ~ Luke 22:40 NKJB
If we continually pray we may not enter into temptation the likelihood of us entering into temptation is greatly reduced, almost nonexistent. If we don’t pray, the odds of us entering into temptation are immeasurably high.
Missing the mark, sin, separating from Jesus Christ always creates temptation. The devil is always lurking about awaiting to devour anyone that is taken their eye of the Master. At that moment the devil, the deceiver, the tempter, the accuser or whatever mask he is currently wearing, pounces, strikes at our mind and hardens our heart. The moment we are foolishly led by our pride we fall.
But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.” Then He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me.” ~ Luke 22:33-34 NKJB
Not only do we take our eyes off Jesus we begin acting out as to be part of this world where we do not belong. We turn to our flesh and separate completely from Jesus Christ. Remain fixed on Jesus to remain in the Light. We are either in the Light or we are in darkness, it is difficult, if not impossible, to be in both at the same time. Light disrupts darkness but darkness can not squelch the Light. Remain in Light.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.