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It Is Written Jesus uses the word of God as a contract
Every time Jesus rebukes the devil when he was tempted in the desert he starts with it is written, and then quotes God’s word. This reminds me of a contract. Two or more people enter into a written binding contract. When one person tries to break that contract, the other party steps up and says look at the contract. It is written right here that you can’t do this, or you will be breaking the contract.
In Jesus’ case, Satan is trying to get him to break the contract, or God’s word. Jesus is saying I don’t care what you bribe me with. I’m not going to break the contract. The contract is too important. The people this contract is going to save is way too important for me to even think about it. Look at what it says right here, so you have to quit harassing me.
Satan couldn’t go against God’s word. He couldn’t break it then, and he can’t break it now. No matter how much he rebels against God, no matter how much he hates us, no matter how much he wants to see all of us in his domain, he can’t break the power of God’s word. God’s word is more powerful than a contract. Even power of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins is more powerful than any contract created on this Earth.
God’s word is binding and legal even to Satan. From Bible in Basic English found at www.biblos.com Matthew 5:18, “Truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth come to an end, not the smallest letter or part of a letter will in any way be taken from the law, till all things are done.” Satan can not steal any one of us from Jesus once we ask Jesus to save us, accept his free gift of salvation, and repent of our sins. There is nothing he can do to drag us to hell after that.
- The JOY in the New Covenant
The word "covenant" is that of a "testament" or a will. Thus, we get the term "Last Will and Testament". It's a binding contract of inheritance to the beneficiaries of that covenant.
Jesus loves us so much that there was no
way he could even be coerced into breaking God’s words or laws. He kept
that love for us all the way to the bitter end on the cross where he
shed his blood and died for us. I believe that if he did not love us so
much that he would have caved in on the Satan’s temptations.
Since Jesus didn’t cave into the temptations and kept the contract of God’s word, we can be saved and be with him in heaven. To be saved, ask Jesus into your heart, believe that he died on the cross for you, rose from the dead, repent of your sins, and accept his free gift of salvation. One day we will meet him in heaven.
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."