PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 27:38-44
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Come down from the cross, IF you are the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:40)
Behind these mockers is the deceiving, accusing voice of Satan.
This isn’t the first time Satan uses “IF you are the Son of God” (Matthew 4:3,6)
And I think this is also implied in the first temptation.
‘If you are God’s children, why is he keeping this wonderful fruit from you?’
The Enemy wants to slip doubt into our mind, to trip us up.
If you belong to God, why are you suffering like this?
If you are God’s child, why isn’t your life better?
If God loves you, why did He let that bad thing happen to you?
What are the IF doubts that the Enemy whispers into your mind?
“He trusts in God, let God rescue him now IF he wants him.” (Matthew 27:43)
That Jesus went through this shows that it will happen to us too.
Satan hasn’t stopped doing what he has always done; he wants to ruin us.
How can I arm myself for this, and respond like Jesus with God’s truth?
Drop the IF and declare with Jesus, “I AM the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:43)
Lord Jesus, You challenged Satan’s lies with God’s truth. Help me to do the same, even when my circumstances seem against me. I am a child of God!