GOD is our refuge and strength, a tested help in time of trouble.   Psalms 46: 1
 

ASK, SEEK, FIND  (LUKE 11: 9- 10)

 
 

Jesus said, "Turn from Sin, and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near." (Matthew 4:17) 


While they were living in Nazareth, John the Baptist began preaching out in the Judean wilderness. His constant theme was, “Turn from your sins… turn to God… for the Kingdom of Heaven is coming soon.” (Matthew 3: 1-2)

With water I baptize those who repent of their sins; but someone else is coming, far greater than I am, so great that I am not worthy to carry his shoes! He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. He will separate the chaff from the grain, burning the chaff with never-ending fire, and storing away the grain." (Matthew 3: 11-12) 

Then Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized there by John. (Matthew 3: 13) 

After the baptism, as soon as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened to Him and He saw the Spirit of God coming down in the form of a dove. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, and I am wonderfully pleased with Him.” (Matthew 3: 16-7)  


 Then Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit, to be tempted there by Satan. For forty days and forty nights He ate nothing and became very hungry. Then Satan tempted Him to get food by changing stones into loaves of bread.
   “It will prove You are the Son of God,” he said.
    But Jesus told Him,
“No! For the Scriptures tell us that bread won’t feed men’s souls: obedience to every word of God is what we need.”

Then Satan took Him to Jerusalem to the roof of the Temple. “Jump off,” he said, “and prove You are the Son of God; for the Scriptures declare, ‘God will send His angels to keep You from harm,’…they will prevent You from smashing on the rocks below.”
    
Jesus retorted, “It also says not to put the Lord your God to a foolish test!”
     Next Satan took Him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed Him the nations of the world and all their glory. “I’ll give it all to You,” he said, “if You will only kneel and worship me,”
    
“Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told Him, The Scriptures say, ‘Worship only the Lord God. Obey only Him." (Matthew 4: 1-10) 


 

Then Satan went away, and angels came and cared for Jesus.  (Matthew 4: 11)