When Jesus was led up into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil, the devil showed up and tried to offer to Jesus something He already had.
He knew if he could get Jesus to think He did not have what He really had (mind control), he could control Jesus’s obedience to the Father or have a hold on Him.
The devil took Him up on a very high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world and told Him all he would give it to Him.
The enemy cannot give to you what you already possess. Sometimes just because you do not see it in the natural does not mean you do not have it.
Sometimes it is only a matter of time. It is only waiting to be manifest at the appointed time.
If Jesus did not know who he was and allowed the devil to mess with his head, the enemy could get him off track and possibly even cause Him to even lose it all.
However, Jesus knew who He was and what He was about. He knew the only thing he needed to do was to walk out the process and then He could have what the Father had already given to Him.
You see the enemy cannot take from you what you already have unless you give it to him.
Unfortunately Adam and Eve gave to the devil what God gave to them but God restored what was lost through the coming of His Son Jesus Christ.
John 1:12 says “But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
What are you believing? Whom are you believing?
~ Shelly-Ann Powell
Shelly-Ann Powell is a woman after God’s heart, founder and director of the Impact Nations For Christ organization whose mission is to empower, strengthen and point humanity to the Savior Jesus Christ.