Temptation (Lord’sPrayer Pt16) (Español abajo)

Matthew 6:13. Lead us not into TEMPTATION….

Temptation can also mean being tested but not sin. Right here Jesus is teaching us to ask God to NOT lead us into temptations to sin as well.

God will not lead us to sin but He can lead us to temptation. Temptation is not sin. It brings us to sin’s door, but we don’t have to go into.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Jesus is speaking about being led by God into temptation, because He had just had that experience.

Matthew 4:4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

God led Jesus into temptation. Why? So He could empathize with us and to show us how it’s done! Remember, although Jesus was God’s Son,  He also had Mary’s flawed DNA in Him, making Him vulnerable. He had the power (authority) to call down legions of angels (100% God), but He chose the cloth Himself in frail humanity for 33 years WITHOUT SINNING although He was tempted to. (100% human).

Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin.

WAIT!! There’s some pretty horrific sins out there!!! DOES THIS MEAN THAT JESUS was tempted to do some of those vile things we see in the news? NO!!! What does it mean then to say that Jesus was tempted in every way? AGAIN,BECAUSE TEMPTATION IS NOT SIN!

While there are many ways to sin, there are ONLY 3 WAYS TO BE TEMPTED TO SIN. Jesus says to ask God to lead us NOT into temptation. God will lead us into temptation like He led Jesus, but it’s not very convenient. Not something that anyone in His right mind would want.
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

The 3 types of TEMPTATION TO SIN are 1. lust of the flesh, 2. lust of the eyes and the 3. pride of life.There are no other ways. THINK ABOUT IT! I have, there are no other ways to be tempted.

Jesus suffered all 3 temptations when God’s Spirit led Him to the desert in Mathew 4. The devil said ‘Turn the rock into bread’ (lust of the flesh, because Jesus hadn’t eaten in 40 days). ‘Bow to me and will give you all these beautiful things’ said the devil (lust of the eyes) and ‘jump from the pinnacle and the angles will protect you’ (pride of life).

Jesus was extremely weak and maybe even doubting. It might have been tempting for Him to see if He was really the Son of God. Satan seemed to think so. The temptation was there. Jesus resisted it. If He wasn’t in a weakened state where it was possible for Him to be tempted, and scarier yet, to fall into sin, there would have been no Matthew 4.

So Jesus was tempted  just like man. Just like Eve was tempted (again by Satan) to commit the original sin of eating the forbidden fruit.

Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food (lust of the flesh) and pleasing to the eye (lust of the eye), and also desirable for gaining wisdom, (pride of life) she took some and ate it (Sin! Disobeying God’s expressed command to not eat it)

This is why Jesus tells us to ask that God to NOT lead us into temptation. He knew it was possible, and that it wasn’t a nice experience! It was still painfully fresh in His mind!  It just had happened to Him two short chapters ago. It is even more important for us to ask God to not lead us into temptation than Jesus. He knows that we are much weaker and that we have a much higher probability of falling.

God will lead us or not. Asking Him to lead us or not is simply trusting in Him and acknowledging Him. What a good way to start the day

Proverbs 3:6
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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Our goal is to have kids living here by my birthday in June 21. That’s the day I am officially retired according by social security standards. Lord willing I will be getting $1,290 a month, so that will really help PureHeart to step up the game. Retirement is a worldly term to me though, not a Christian term. I will take the retirement money, but not stop this labor of love.

We need donations of money, materials and labor to get the Winnerhome ready. We also need a different vehicle, and a steady increase in donations to provide for 5 or six more people (basically another young family).

STEP 1 is COMPLETED! Praise God!

Once we get the money we will move onto Step 2 but right now we are below broke  from our normal day to day operations staring us in the face; Godwilling, we will get past this soon. We need a miracle and prayer.

Step 2. Installing a downstairs warehouse to hold everything from the warehouse which is now upstairs.

Step 3. Once the warehouse is cleaned out, we will put in a window up stairs, walls and another bathroom, thus turning the warehouse into a large dormitory for the girls.

4. We just found out by government that we will need a larger vehicle. Our 14 year old tucscon is on it ‘s last leg, and won’t legally hold Winnie and I and 5 girls. So we have to have a van.

Once all of that is done we are ready to bring in the little girl toddlers. Pray with us in the selection process of which little girls we will bring in. It will take time and we need to raise a lot to of money to do this (est overall expenses will be a little over 17,100 dollars PLUS 15,000 for a good used van, and also keeping on paying our 4000+ p/m basic operating expenses which will increase with housing 6-7 more people when the construction is completed) That needs to be another $1000 a month permanently. (so we need a steady month donation base of $5,000 a month)

Thats what the Lord we believe showed us, but we are always open to opinions and advice!

thank you once again!

You can donate online www.pureheartchildren.org or by check

Checks made out to Grace Life OutReach (with PureHeart in the memo)
can be sent to Our mailing address:

Pure Heart C/O Grace Life Outreach
190 Seminole Ln Apt 302
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3394

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La Tentación (Nuestro Padre #16)

Mateo 6:13. No nos dejes entrar en la TENTACIÓN …

La tentación también puede significar ser probado, pruebas, problemas, pero aquí Jesús está enseñando a Dios a NO llevarnos también a la tentación normal de pecar.

Dios no nos guiará al pecado, pero puede guiarnos a la tentación. La tentación no es pecado si no cedes a ella.

1 Corintios 10:13 Ninguna tentación te ha sobrepasado, excepto lo que es común a la humanidad. Y Dios es fiel; Él no te dejará ser tentado más allá de lo que puedas soportar. Pero cuando seas tentado, él también te proporcionará una salida para que puedas soportarlo.

Jesús está hablando acerca de ser guiado por Dios a la tentación, porque Él tuvo esa experiencia. Mateo 4: 4 Entonces Jesús fue guiado por el Espíritu al desierto para ser tentado por el diablo.

Dios llevó a Jesús a la tentación. ¿Por qué? ¡Para que Él pueda empatizar con nosotros y mostrarnos cómo se hace! Hebreos 4:15 Porque no tenemos un sumo sacerdote que no sea capaz de empatizar con nuestras debilidades, pero sí tenemos uno que ha sido tentado de todas las formas, tal como somos nosotros; sin embargo, él no pecó.

¡¡ESPERE!! ¡Hay algunos pecados bastante horribles por ahí! ¿Qué significa que Jesús fue tentado en todos los sentidos? OTRA VEZ, ¡PORQUE LA TENTACIÓN NO ES PECADO!

Hay muchas maneras de pecar, pero solo 3 formas de ser tentado a pecar. Jesús dice que le pidamos a Dios que no nos guíe a la tentación. Dios nos guiará a la tentación como lo hizo con Jesús, pero no es muy conveniente. Los 3 tipos de tentación al pecado son los deseos de la carne, los deseos de los ojos y el orgullo de la vida. No hay otras formas. 1 Juan 2:16

Jesús sufrió todas las firmas de tentación cuando el Espíritu de Dios lo llevó al desierto en Mateo 4. El diablo dijo: “Convierta la roca en pan” (lujuria de la carne, porque Jesús no había comido en 40 días). ‘Inclínate ante mí y te daré todas estas cosas hermosas’, dijo el diablo (lujuria de los ojos) y ‘Salta desde el pináculo y los ángulos te protegerán’ (orgullo de la vida). Jesús era débil y dudaba, era tentador ver si realmente era el Hijo de Dios. La tentación estaba allí.

Así que Jesús fue tentado como el hombre. Al igual que el pecado original de comer el fruto prohibido. Génesis 3: 6 Cuando la mujer vio que el fruto del árbol era bueno para el alimento (lujuria de la carne) y agradable a la vista (lujuria del ojo), y también deseable para obtener sabiduría, (orgullo de la vida), tomó algunos y lo comieron (¡Pecado! Desobedeciendo el mandato expreso de Dios de no comerlo)

Es por esto que Jesús pide que pidamos que Dios no nos lleve a la tentación. Porque Él sabe que somos débiles y que podemos caer.

Dios nos guiará o no. Pedirle que nos guíe o no es simplemente confiar en Él y reconocerlo. Que buena manera de empezar el día.

Proverbios 3: 6 Reconoce en todos tus caminos, y él dirigirá vuestros caminos.
Dean and Winnie Peters
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