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The Devil's Distractions. (3 min 2 sec)


Jesus was out in the desert and tempted by the devil (ego). For 40 days and 40 nights, Jesus had not eaten, but he was full of the Holy Spirit.
Temptation 1 
Devil: "If you are God's son, then turn this rock into a loaf of bread."
Jesus: "Man shall not live by bread alone, but from every word that God speaks."
Temptation 2
Devil: The devil shows Jesus all the kingdoms of the world and promises Jesus wealth and power if he worships him.
Jesus: "It is written that you shall worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shall you serve."
Temptation 3:
Devil: The devil took Jesus to Jerusalem and set him on the highest point of the temple. "If you are God's son, throw yourself down from here, for the scripture says God will call his angels to take good care of you. He also says they will hold you up with their hands, so not even your feet will be hurt on the stones."
Jesus: "The scripture says you shall not put your Lord thy God to the test."

    1. The story of Jesus being tempted by the devil in the desert is a powerful metaphor.

    The ego attempts to distract us from our true nature as God's beloved children. Temptations are the ego's way of luring us away from our spiritual path. They come disguised as attractive offers or quick fixes, but lead us astray.
    In the first temptation, the devil tries to make Jesus doubt his identity and use his divine power for selfish purposes. But Jesus remembers that true sustenance comes from aligning with God's will, not material satisfaction.
    The second temptation is the ego's desire for worldly power and control. Jesus recognizes that true devotion belongs only to God, not to the fleeting illusions of the world.
    In the final temptation, the devil twists scripture to justify putting God to the test. Jesus sees through this manipulation and affirms that God's love and protection are not something to be doubted.
    Throughout these trials, Jesus demonstrates unwavering faith in his identity as God's Son. He refuses to be swayed by the ego's deceptions, no matter how enticing they may seem.
    We too have the power to resist temptation by staying firmly rooted in our divine identity. When we remember our true purpose the ego's distractions lose their hold over us.
    The devil (ego) is not a real force opposing God, but rather a false belief system that can be overcome through choosing love and truth. By following Jesus' example, we learn to recognize and release the ego's temptations and trust in God's all-encompassing love.
    I am sorry.
    Please forgive me.
    Thank you.
    I love you.
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