Adam and Eve were overcome by the Devil because of appetite indulgence. Due to this, they lost many blessings. Consequently, our world has suffered and is suffering from many crimes and miseries resulting from sin. Before Jesus’ death and resurrection, Satan had control over humanity and thought that the world was in his hands. And just like Adam and Eve, Jesus was tempted through appetite. But Jesus resisted every temptation from Satan. Jesus is our example to resist temptation. Through His victory, He assures us that us too can be victorious and that we can conquer any bad temptation we might have.
Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit and had a self-control that we too can have.
8 Powerful Scriptures about Jesus’ Example
“And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” – Matthew 4:2-4
After Satan tempted Adam and Eve, God told him that he will not be victorious and that his head will be crushed by the offspring of the woman. This is one of the prophecies of the Messiah that was fulfilled when Jesus came to earth and died on the cross.
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” – Genesis 3:15
However, Jesus was tested
Though Jesus was tested in various ways, he did not succumb to Satan’s temptation. Therefore, he is a wonderful example for us.
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”- Hebrews 4:15
Jesus defeated Satan at the cross. Just after his death, he said:
“…Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged” – John 16:11 Jesus gave His life for the sins of the world and he rose from the dead and broke Satan’s power over fallen humanity:
“Since the children share flesh and blood, He Himself shared the same things. Through death, He might destroy the one who has the power of death, the Devil” – Hebrews 2:14
The Bible also says that all will see Satan’s defeat:
“And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” – Romans 16-20
The devil will be bound to the pit
And when Jesus will come again, He will have the devil bound and placed into the pit:
“I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold on the dragon, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years” – Revelation 20:1-2
Finally, Satan will be cast into the lake of fire, and he will be put to an end:
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” – Revelation 20:10