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4:1 Then was Emmanuel led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.
was part of His coming to awaken the world to their saved status:.2Timothy
1:9; Emmanuel came to save the world (John
3:16,17) by awakening them to their true state, but He first had to
have His ego tried in order to cement His character.
4:2,3 And when he had fasted
forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the
tempter came to him, he said, If you be the Son of God, command
that these stones be made bread.
side beings always try to get at you where they think you are the weakest.
These dark side beings knew very well who He was:.Matthew
8:28-33. It was a way they goaded
Him. There was no 'if' about it.
4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by
bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
8:3. He was strong in what He knew to be the way of God).(?)
4:5 Then the devil takes him up into the holy city and sets him on
a pinnacle of the temple,
4:6 And said unto him.(note
here that the devils are well aware of the scriptures), If
you be the Son of God, cast yourself down. For it is written.(Psalms
91:11,12), He shall give his angels charge concerning
you and in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at anytime you dash
your foot against a stone..(*)
4:7 Emmanuel said unto him, It is written again, You shalt not tempt
the Lord your God.(as
the devil did in verse 6 above and in.Luke
be going headlong
into life, oblivious
to any guidance God brings to your mind
and, you can be this way of blinded forward motion if you are hurling
along in life at faster than an intelligent pace:.Deuteronomy
6:16; Exodus 17:7.
4:8 Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain and
showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, And said
4:9 All these things will I give you.(at
this time they were the devil's to give, but Emmanuel knew He could have
and do anything because He knew He
was God; do you know we are
with him?), if you will fall down and worship me.
4:10 Then said Emmanuel unto him, Get you hence, Satan.(and
where did the 'get you hence' send him to?.Luke
10:18), for it is written, You shall
the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.
4:11 Then the devil leaves him and behold, angels came and ministered
4:12 Now when Emmanuel had
heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee.
4:13 And leaving Nazareth,
he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast in the borders
of Zabulon and Nephthalim
4:14,15 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet.(spoken
by Isaiah here:.Isaiah
9:1,2; Matthew gives the sense of, though,
not the exact words of what the prophet
Isaiah was saying), saying, The land of Zabulon and the land
of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea beyond Jordan, Galilee.(map).of
4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light and to them which
sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up.
5:14 "Wherefore he says, Awake
you that sleep and arise from the dead and Christ shall give you light."
4:17 From that time Emmanuel began to preach and to say, Repent.(what
does this mean?), for the kingdom
of heaven is at
4:18 And Emmanuel, walking by the sea of Galilee saw two brothers,
Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea,
for they were fishers.
4:19 And he said unto them Follow me and I will make you fishers of
names of the other disciples who became apostles:.Luke
4:20 And they straightway left their nets and followed him.
4:21 And going on from thence he saw other two brothers, James the
son of Zebedee and John his brother in a ship with Zebedee their father,
mending their nets. And he called them.
4:22 And they immediately left the ship and their father and followed.(John
had earlier interaction
They just didn't willy-nilly
up and follow Him as though they were bewitched:.John
1:35-50; Luke 5:1-11.
4:23 And Emmanuel went about
of Galilee in time of Christ), teaching in their synagogues
for 'preaching' is also 'publish', 'proclaim', all meaning reaching
others with what he had to say).the
gospel of the kingdom.(what
it would be like for all in that kingdom).and
healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
4:24,25 And his fame went throughout all Syria and they brought unto
him all sick people that were taken with divers.(different).diseases
and torments and those which were possessed with devils and those which
and those that had the palsy
and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from
Galilee and from Decapolis and from Jerusalem and from Judaea and from