Wig’s Word of God Today 3-13-2011
But the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly will not die!” Genesis 3:4
For just as through the disobedience of one person the many were made sinners, so through the obedience of one the many will be made righteous. Romans 5:19
It is written: ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test. Get away, Satan! It is written: ‘The Lord, your God, shall you worship and Him alone shall you serve.’ Matthew 4:4,7,10
Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7, Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17, Romans 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19 & Matthew 4:1-11
We revisit Genesis today and think how the serpent cunningly tricked Eve into eating the precious fruit of the tree of knowledge. The world revolved around the joy and beauty of life unfear of anything until we allowed the serpent to sway our hearts to sin against our love of God. Our perfection gained a flaw called Free Will and humanity began to experience the oppression and death of following a heart of self. Our love of the LORD began to take a backseat to greed and excess. Oh the serpent certainly did know Adam and Eve would die eventually leading humanity to forever battle the forces of good and evil. Good always overcomes the evil embedded in the soul of many a person because the power of persistent prayer, kindness and love always endures and stays the course for the God-fearing mind.
Just as this disobedience of God’s directions lead Adam and Eve to sin, so did the obedience of God’s Only Son save the souls of humanity by his acceptance of living sinless, enduring the pain of whips tearing his flesh and dying a Crucified death on a Cross while being tormented by satan and the humiliation of Roman guards. There is only One who has given us Eternal Life to choose as His Gift for humanity to show how much He loves us. He shared with us an obedience to His Father we have the choice to embrace because of our Free Will serving the greater good of all mankind. God makes it so simple. He shares with us the gifts of the Spirit to live our life in a agreeance with His Will to accomplish so much in as we live for His Glory. Amen.
For forty days and nights He endured every kind of temptation. For 33 years He endured every type of pain. In three days He was spit on, tied like a dog, forced to wear a Crown of Thorns, whipped and beat until He stained the hearts of humanity, nailed to a tree with spikes through His Hands and Feet dying a slow agonizing humiliating death, and Rising again to show His Strength of absorbing any kind of sin. He endured every moment with humility and honor deserving endless praise. He is everywhere and is everything. He was with my wife and I as we walked up to the abortion clinic yesterday morning, asking the security guy who’s always there video taping us and putting up sheets to block our view of the patients walking in and out saying, “Do you ever get tired of hiding the killing?” Yes, I believe Christ can absorb even these tragedies they are trying to hide every day. We must pray for these people in loving our love of Christ just as Jesus prayed for us as He rejected sin in the desert and hung on a Cross to endure the sin of all.
So we ask in prayer: Dear God, we pray today we can overcome temptation in our Free Will to be obedient to Your Son’s Truth. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
Only Him Will I Serve to Win- Matthew 4
Walked into a desert
Spirit guiding His Way
40 days of praying
40 nights gave way
Induced by a fallen angel
His temptations of evil self
Turn a stone into nourishment
Bread alone without Word’s help
Even angels will protect you
You can fly off a mountains peak
His answer was one of obedience
No test against the LORD shall you seek
But all the kingdoms can be Yours
Worship me the Devil said with a grin
Get away Satan for it is written
Only Him will I serve to win
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 13, 2011 6:07 AM EST