Matthew Chapter 4

Matthew 4

1Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

2And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

3And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

4But 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.

5Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

6And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

8Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

9And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

10Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

11Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

12Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

13And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

14That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

15The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

16The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

18And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

19And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

20And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

21And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

22And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

23And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

24And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

25And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.

22 thoughts on “Matthew Chapter 4

  1. Great chapter!!! It is Written Jesus said three times to the devil, it is Important to know the Word of God. Just as Jesus used the Word while he was being tempted, we should too. Remember what the bible says in Psalms 119:89 Forever O Lord thy word is settled in heaven. Just as Jesus overcame so shall we!! Don’t trust in lying words that DO NOT PROFIT!!! (jer. 7:8)

  2. Jesus is forever our perfect example. His response to each temptation was to quote the Word. This shows us how to use the power of the Word in every battle that we are faced with. We can live in victory and minister to others!

  3. In the temptation of Christ we can see that the tactic Satan used was compromise. It is the same tactic that he uses today. Webster gives one definiton of compromise as :weakening (as of one’s principles). We must stay strong in the Holy Ghost!

  4. The Escalation of Temptation

    1. It begins with the feeling of loneliness.

    2. The first temptation was to unjustly exercise authority. Misuse of God given favor, try to obtain gain in the name of Christianity.

    3. The second temptation was to risk your own salvation to prove a point. This is why we walk by Faith and not sight; the high risk of sin is obeyed at the whisper of “he has to forgive you if you ask”.

    4. The third temptation was to worship an idol. This happens more frequent than we think. The object of our time, talent and treasure is what we worship. Make sure that JESUS and his Kingdom receive our worship, praise, energy and attention.

    Following temptation will always come encouragement and empowerment.

    11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

    17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    Pass the Test of the Escalation of Temptation
    BE Church

  5. Im with Pastor, we need to be careful in what we spend our time, money, and breath. To be a fan of a team is not the same as to be a fanatic of a team. Do you scream for your God as hard as you scream for your team?? Do you have posters of God & His word all over your room or posters of your favorite team player? Be very careful how far you go with your praise.
    The same goes for cars, etc. anything that will take the place, time or dedication that you should be giving to God.

    10Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

  6. 8Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9“I will give it all to you,” he said, “if you will kneel down and worship me.”

    10“Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say,

    ‘You must worship the Lord your God

    and serve only him.’*4:10 Deut 6:13. ”

    * this shows how dumb the devil is he tells Jesus if you just bow to me i will give you all this but everything is already God’s.

  7. Be led by His Spirit one day at a time.
    Without any self-will, but obedient as Jesus
    prayed, ” Not My Will But Thine Will Be Done”
    We must fill our banks with prayer,fasting, and
    His word. We never know what the day may
    bring.
    LORD I pray I would have more than enough
    to pass the test.
    Trust in God at all times
    JEHOVAH-SHAMMAL- You’re always with me.
    My help in time of need.

  8. 19And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

    Many times I have seen others use this verse as a crutch to be able to “pal around ” with the people who they want to, claiming to be leading them to Christ , all the while being led away. As pastor said, people are often tempted in the strenght of their own salvation. As we reach out to the world around us to show them Jesus, His light in us will draw them in.

  9. when Jesus told the devil it is written, the devil responded, “for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.” almost mocking Jesus to remind him that he to knew scriptures. It is not our knowledge, it is our relationship that differentiates us from the devil.

  10. This chapter illustrates being full. Pastor has preached and taught how being full of the Holy Ghost will give us strength to resist temptation and the devil. This chapter illustrates how Jesus resisted the devil, how Jesus was a great witness and how Jesus healed the people. If we become full of the Holy Ghost we too can do great works in Jesus name, which the Word tells us. If we are going to reach the lost then we must Be-Church, just as Jesus did. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  11. Just like God is no respector of persons, we see that the devil is no respector of persons either. If he will tempt the Lord, who has it all, owns it all and is it all, how much more, will he tempt us to sin as well. We must be cautious in everything that we do not fall into divers tempations.

  12. The chapter begins with the Spirit leading Jesus into the wilderness and at the end of the chapter we find Jesus leading people… they immediately began to follow him. The details will come later, just follow Jesus! He’s got a plan!

    If like Jesus we let the Spirit lead us to places that will draw us closer to him, comfortable or not we will be able to lead others to Jesus. He preached the Gospel of the Kingdom but we get to preach the Gospel of JESUS and the KINGDOM!!!

  13. Watch this.

    Jesus overcame temptation, fought the enemy’s attacks, and used the word of God.

    A few verses later he is taking authority over the enemy, casting them out, and healing people possessed by them.

    Small victories can lead to great advantages over the enemy.

    However, when we lose a battle and give into temptation the enemy comes in like a flood.

    It’s the little things that count.

  14. If we can just get it . That all we need to do is keep our eyes on Jesus, our hearts on good things, and our spirit in tune with what God is saying. Be lead by the Spirit . Remember that he can use anyone or anything just ask the bush and donkey.

  15. 23And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

    24And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

    25And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.

    Let’s not be guilty of just reading all the testimonies of healings, deliverence, etc. But rather let our faith rise in the God we serve and allow him to move now as he did back then. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever and his word never changes. It is us that have to make the change. We must BELIEVE and have FAITH! We must BE CHURCH!

  16. V2 “And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.”

    Forty days and nights invested, not just time spent. This scenario seems to be a warning to not just guard the front door but also the back; it’s easy to try to watch out for temptations and pitfalls and such *before* or *during* a major investment into the kingdom or in our relationship with God, but it’s easy to forget to still keep our guard up and be watchful *afterward* as well. It’s during that time of accomplishment, that time of seeming ease when “the storm’s over”, the battles are all seemingly won, and victory is within grasp that the enemy can sneak in and trip us up if we aren’t careful.

    Just because the battle is won doesn’t mean the war is over.

    Matthew 10:22 “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”

    James 1:12 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”

  17. 9And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

    10Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

    11Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

    What arrogance, satan thinks he can give the Lord what he already owns! That is how he tries to decieve us today. Ex: You will have joy and peace if you have money,etc…but joy and peace have already been given to us. Everything we need our Father has already provided! It is written: Philippians 4:19
    But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
    I am so glad for the written word of God! Be Church!

  18. v 17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    Let’s obey what the word is telling us to do.

  19. Jesus shows us that we too can overcome temptation through fasting and God’s Word. That is why it is important to study and know His word so we can use it when we need it.

  20. 4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say,
    ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
    7 Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’”
    10 “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’”

  21. Passing the test…..Every day we have a test, in everything that we do, everything we say, the way we react, what we watch and what we listen to.

    Our response should be as Jesus in verse 10 MSG……”Jesus’ refusal was curt: “Beat it, Satan!” He backed his rebuke with a third quotation from Deuteronomy: “Worship the Lord your God, and only him. Serve him with absolute single-heartedness.”

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