What to Think and Do During Temptations; Matthew 4:1-11 (English: King James Version)

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What to Think and Do During Temptations

By Jonathan Rose

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Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 6/8/2011. The complete series is available at: www.spiritandlifebiblestudy.com

This video is a part of the Spirit and Life Bible Study series, whose purpose is to look at the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible through a Swedenborgian lens.

Title: What to Think and Do During Temptations

Topic: Salvation

Summary: This bible study outlines five things to think and five things to do during the suffering of spiritual temptations.

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References:
Exodus 14
James 1:13-14
Matthew 4:1-11
Psalms 107
Isaiah 24
Jeremiah 5:14-18
Nahum 2:1-2
Psalms 34:15; 37:24; 118:17-18; 119:71

The Bible

Matthew 4:1-11

English: King James Version

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

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

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

4 But 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.

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

6 And 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.

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

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

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

10 Then 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.

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

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Explanation(s) or references from Swedenborg's works:

Arcana Coelestia 276, 681, 730, 1288, 1444, 1690, 2708 ...

Apocalypse Revealed 546

A Brief Exposition of New Church Doctrine 113

Conjugial Love 529

The Lord 12

Sacred Scripture 69

True Christian Religion 239

The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 218

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Spiritual Topics:

Resistance



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