Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Not everybody is tempted in the same way or into the same extent.
The levels of temptation, and the power of it, depend on several factors that are convenient to know in order to understand the grades of spiritual struggle, and how to face and resist Satan.
In principle, we should not confuse, “trial” with, “temptation”. The “trial” comes from God, and it is to strengthen the faith,
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. James 1:3
Apostle Peter stablished difference between “trial” and “temptation,
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1st. Peter 1:7
Instead, the temptation comes from Satan, and is sent to undermine every operation of God among the communities of faith.
We define “temptation” as any satanic operation aimed to stopping the man of faith, to undermine his work within the Kingdom, and to promote an enabling environment to establish satanic government in some region.
Temptation is the result of the genetic-spiritual inheritance that the person possesses of the evil one; of what the person acquires during his growth in the form of pagan habits; or by events in the environment that the person allows without impediment.
The temptation obviously manifests itself in the character of the person as a response to the external stimuli that activate the satanic personality that he possess.
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: 14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. James 1:13,14
The person carries in his genetics since he was born a satanic inheritance, by virtue of being constituted in a servant of Satan by the disobedience of Adam, of eating the fruit that God had ordered him not to eat of him. The satanic inheritance comes with him, inherited it and in many cases it remains in the family for generations.
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? Romans 6:16
Man is conceived in sin,
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 51:5
It is the Adamic sin by which we are all constituted as sinners,
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Romans 5:12
This means that the person has, in himself, tendencies, in some more obvious than in others, that will be manifested throughout his life in the form of habits, behaviors, character, personality, tics, phobias, complexes, even to diseases.
The temptation to which the person is subjected is manifested by the recurrent actions, are sinful tendencies. It is the lifestyle of the person.
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1st. John 3:8
In the second case, what the person acquires during him growth in the form of pagan habits, refers to the lifestyle by which the person is known by the people. Habits, vocabulary, special manners, ways of living, what the person really is; customs acquired during him growth stages that makes him live without conscience and without self-control, according to behaviors of evil.
They are satanic attributions acquired by experiences to which he was exposed by his parents or by his own exhibitions. They are experiences that inseminated the seed of evil, of iniquity, and that eventually give birth the sin.
Temptation occurs in the form of evil inclinations caused by actions that arrive sporadically, but frequently, without warning, in an uncontrollable manner.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:17
In the third case, the events of the environment that the person allows without impediment, refers to those social manifestations to which the person is accustomed because they are part of the customs and traditions of the environment to which he belongs. The unhindered satanic manifestations are transferred to the person, precisely because he constitutes an accomplice of the facts,
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. 2nd. John 10-12
The temptation is because of the satanic contaminations that the person has acquired, precisely because he has not been able to avoid in his environment the development of pro-satanic activity.
Taken from the book Spiritual “Warfare against the Powers of Sin”
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