Transforming Your Life by the Power of Your Mind, Part II

Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

Today’s Notes:

I – “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” (Matthew 4:1 – NKJV)

“Thereupon Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the Breath-effect…to be examined, tested, tried, put to the proof, and put through an ordeal under and by the one who thrusts [something] through [folks]…” (Matthew 4:1 – JMNT)

II – “Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’” (Matthew 4:5, 6 – NKJV)

“…and IT proceeds saying to Him…Since You are God’s Son…hurl (fling; cast) Yourself down, for it has been written, ‘He will constantly give inner direction (or: an imparted goal) to His agents (or: messengers) about (concerning) You,’ and, ‘They will repeatedly lift You up…on[their] hands…so that You would never strike Your foot against a stone…’” (Matthew 4:6 – JMNT)

III – “Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’” (Matthew 4:7 – NKJV)

“Jesus affirmed to IT, ‘Again, it has been written, ‘You will not continue putting [the] Lord…your God, to the test (or: You will not repeatedly attempt to set Yahweh out on trial or check out some proof about Him).’” (Matthew 4:7 – JMNT)

IV – “And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You…”
(Matthew 4:9 – NKJV)

“Then IT said to Him, “I will give all these things to You…”
(Matthew 4:9 – JMNT

V – “Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan!…”
(Matthew 4:10 – NKJV)

“At this [saying], Jesus then says to IT, “Bring [it] under control, adversary…”
(Matthew 4:10 – JMNT)

VI – “…For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”
(Matthew 12:34 – NKJV)

“…for the excesses IN THE MIND cause the mouth to speak.”
(Matthew 12:34 – Khaboris Manuscript)

VII – It’s not the situation that’s causing your stress, it’s your thoughts, and you can change that right here and now. You can choose to be peaceful right here and now. Peace is a choice, and it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
~ Gerald G. Jampolsky