There are times that we will find things in the word of God that take us by surprise. Things that we’ve heard over and over, yet never came to a revelation of exactly what it meant. I was awakened at 3 AM on January the 27th of 2022 With the following revelation from the Holy Spirit. A portion of the things that the Lord has directed us to pray to the father are lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever, Amen (Mathew 6:13). The Lord God would never direct the Holy Spirit to lead us into temptation, so why would Jesus direct us to pray such a thing? In order to make this revelation clear, I first need to refer to some other scriptures.
1 Corinthians 10:13
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
While dealing with the subject of temptation I would like to first confront the matters of a fleshly heart. As I look back over the last two years this nation has proven that the heart is in fact desperately wicked. Within the body of Christ there is but one truth, and that truth is whatever God is saying in the moment. But in the last two years I have seen the nation reeling back and forth in the endeavors of self. From personal opinions about political constituents, to the perspectives of COVID, everybody has had an opinion and have been ready to literally fight to force it on others. But because the fleshly heart is only concerned with self, them who have been embellished in the exaltation of flesh have cared about nothing except what they feel. And a very select few have been asking God what he’s saying in the matters of this dispensation.
So when we look at the concept of temptation we first have to consider the endeavors of a man’s heart. Temptation comes from the wayward lust of the heart. But how could temptation come from God. In order to make this clear we first have to ask what is the greatest level of temptation that man will endure? When considering this question most people would think of the elements of life that would tempt a man. The lusts of the eye, the lusts of the hand, and the desire for things. But none of these were the temptations that Jesus was telling us to pray about.
The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who could know it. Because of this one fact, the temptations that Jesus spoke of lives within us. And that temptation is to be in rebellion against the word and the will of God. Why, because that’s what flesh does. It fights for self, it preserves self, and it believes self. Yes, the Lord’s word does say agree to disagree, but not with Him. Still there many things that He cannot reveal to you in this day. Because you will be tempted to question the validity of what He has said. Just as Jesus said in John 16:12-14,I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
Even so has He directed you to pray for that state of inability to receive what is contrary to the heart. The heart is deceitful and desperately wicked above all things who could know it. The only one who knows the heart of man is God. If man knew his own heart he wouldn’t be wayward in his commitment with the Lord. God in his mercy and omnipotence understands what you are ready to receive and not ready to receive. There is a vast amount of wisdom that he desires to give us but he cannot. Simply because he knows the matters of the heart that will cause you to stand in a moment of indecision of his directive. I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot as of yet receive it. Plain and simple, God said I will never put more on you than you can handle. And too often what we fail to recognize, is that what we can’t handle is the truth.
My question to you it’s what are the areas in your life that you have become so heart driven on supporting, believing, and defending, that you could never hear God’s contrary perspective on it? The scripture said lead us not into temptation, and that temptation is the opportunity to look at what God is saying and say OK yeah but. When the Holy Spirit speaks to you it is in a place of spiritual reign and authority of God. To reject the directives given in the spirit is in fact witchcraft. Because you have to go in and shut your spirit off from receiving God’s directive over the desires of the flesh. Hence witchcraft. Scriptures tell us that he has given us all things pertaining to life and godliness. And Jesus said If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” even though all that he would have for you is good, he knows the things that would be harmful to you. And with that in mind there are elements of revelation that he must keep from you because you are not ready to receive them to a point of transition.
As children the last thing that we would understand is having something kept away from us because it can be harmful. Because from our point of view it was serve our need just fine. And in the spirit there is a wall of retention keeping us away from the revelations of God that we are not yet ready to receive. Because in our state of potential rejection, it would do us more harm than good. And he would never place something on us that we cannot handle. And as I said in past paragraphs, too often the truth is what we can’t handle. lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.
Essentially this verse is saying Lord keep me away from the things that could be a detriment to my spiritual growth and reveal to me any darkness that may live within me, that I may be delivered from it. For I have established myself in your Kingdom where all power authority and reign belong unto thee, now, henceforth, and forever. Amen