TO ELIJAH: REACHING OUT TO OTHER BELIEVERS IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING TO DO WHEN TEMPTED OF THE DEVIL. THERE IS STRENGTH IN UNITY! BROTHERS AND SISTERS ALIKE IN THE LORD NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND CARRY ONE ANOTHER’S BURDENS AND SHARPEN EACH OTHER AS IRON SHARPENS IRON. IT IS CERTAINLY NOT GOD THAT TEMPTS US TO SIN, BUT OUR ENEMY AT WORK SEEKING TO ENTICE US AT WHICH TIME WE NEED THE LIFE ROPE OF OUR FRIENDS TO PULL US BACK IN TOWARDS JESUS AND TOWARDS EACH OTHER, IT IS IN FACT MUCH LIKE TUG-O-WAR FOR OUR SOUL!
“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man in tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lusts, and enticed.” James 1:13, 14
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a rouring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist ye steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” 1Peter 5:8, 9
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7