If the true enemy of humanity is the devil and he’s busily destroying all things emanating an appearance of God. Why on a daily basis is there conformance to his evil mannerisms? Now before I answer, that let’s learn that it’s important to know Jesus also had life issues to deal with even though He was the Son of God.
He as the Son of Man having been born spirit, soul, and body was just like us making His willingness to be subjected to all afflictions of humanity even more evident in God’s plan of salvation. But He was also the Son of God and scripture outlines His life struggles as both man and God, so it’s easy to see even though we’re called sons and daughters of God we continually fall to temptation by the devil.
Jesus preferred to be seen as the son of man relating to all humanity’s senses, and yet all the while living by divine nature and experiencing unlimited spiritual senses. As human senses create issues of overwhelming emotions that affect thought and desires even of the spiritual kind spiritual senses are far more defined and are rooted in a foundation of truths that by a supernatural power are unchanged.
Luke 4:2-13 2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. 3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. 4 And Jesus answered him, saying,It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
The appeals the devil made to Jesus focused on everything that will typically arouse our human senses. Showing us Satan had no power to undo anything God through Christ had put into place in His eternal plan. So all Jesus did was stay true to the word His Father had spoken.
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
All those kingdoms Satan offered to Jesus were just controlled realms of darkness filled with evils established by demonic enforcement the devil had put in place as a result of the curse. And it was the devil’s greatest offer, bow to me and I’ll give you power over the darkness but what the devil didn’t know or was ignorant enough to challenge was Jesus’s authority and power over all things both in heaven and earth. As the son of man, He didn’t live by any aspect of His human nature He lived by a divine nature free from the desires of the flesh.
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
The answer to the question is today’s churches no longer teach about the evils associated with sin and the nature to do them inherent within our own bloodline, nor how Jesus born of a woman, didn’t carry the carnal nature within His blood.
Mark 14:24 24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
He was born of a virgin by the power of the Holy Spirit, giving birth to God’s Holy Son. He came to shed His incorruptible blood for all of humanity both past and present. And it’s still something most people still find too difficult to accept, as they don’t see themselves as ever being evil or sinful enough to be warranting salvation.
Rom 5:12 12 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:
It’s not about just committing sin, nor one sin greater than another, it’s all about you having a nature to sin that’s seen as a pathway to fulfill carnality of flesh that’s not a created part of you by God.
The ability to sin and do evil became a part of Adam and Eve’s natural makeup and carries through humanity to all who came after them. And is being promoted by many who see society as ill-mannered and self-fulfilling, thus destroying its foundations and they will be free to live an immoral and sinful lifestyle.
Look at the last temptation Jesus endured from Satan and you’ll see a focus on creating an offense to God by tempting Jesus to fulfill what He’s said.
9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: 10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: 11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
All these events were covertly designed to lay temptation before Jesus in hopes He’d prove He was the Son of God creating a spiritual coup unlike the one in the garden where the serpent told Eve they would be as gods and more like the one where Lucifer tried to overthrow the heavens.
In all of it Jesus sensibly countered each attempt with truths that are revealed throughout scriptures written by the Spirit of God and made known to us. His carnal self was never turned on by any of it. Because He didn’t come to earth cocooned in some religious euphoria protecting Him from all sins and evils. He came to present a divine nature even though His gender identified Him as a male that delivered all from sin and evil pressing upon us leaving us free to live a life that’s filled with godliness.
2 Peter 1:2-4 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
In the words written about believers, there’s a need to know how to live and deal with evil not as a human, but as an offspring of God whose no longer prone to the corruption of sin.
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Though conflicts of today are typically dealt with by worldly principles the offspring of God must under the power of the Holy Spirit and by a divine nature work against any spiritual forces of evil.