Our story finally had a response from God who sent His Son, the Word that became flesh and came to live among us.
So we are sure to be redeemed from that story that has always been Satan's work.
Attentive to temptation
What is the door that the devil can use to enter our story? It's our heart. We pay particular attention to those who are the signs of our depraved intelligence and our inability to understand the lie instead of the truth. Signs are the relationships that reveal how much we are guided and dominated by the presence of Satan.
Do not underestimate the things that we often run, we must not underestimate: we often do not see whether a man is superb, outrageous, malicious, and envious. Even though these things are no longer considered so far, it is from here that we have to start to notice the change.
St. Paul, in fact, in the letter to the Galatians, after speaking to the Romans of this coming of Jesus, which is the answer to humanity asking for liberation, writes: "Behold, Jesus is now risen, but you have received the Spirit of Jesus, so you act on His Spirit ... then you have to give signs through your story, that this is reality."
The Spirit of Jesus is not a gentle breeze that passes into your heart and you say, "Oh, how nice it is to have the spirit of Jesus!" And everything stops there. No, the Spirit of Jesus must be transformed into history.
Paul says to the Galatians: "Walk according to Jesus, you will not be brought to satisfy the spirit of the flesh, for the flesh desires to be opposed to the Spirit, because these things oppose each other, so that you do not do what you would like but you are guided.
If you let yourself be led by the Spirit, you are no longer under the flesh and, moreover, the works of the flesh are well-known: idolatry, witchcraft, fornication, liberation, enmity, disagreement, jealousy, dissent, divisions, factions, envy, drunkenness, orgies and things like that."
The flesh generates these things and we are dominated by this infirm spirit, that is, by the ego that is guided by the devil.
We are called to fight the devil that really does try and puts us in the condition of having to fight within us. The struggle is no sin; it is the crucible that makes us become strong in our adherence to Jesus. The struggle is a privilege because it means that there is a will to stand on the part of the Lord.
The true struggle against the devil puts us in strength and joy, because we feel the Spirit of the Lord in us and we believe and struggle, and we are happy because we are confident of the presence of Jesus within us and in our hearts we feel the freedom.
These temptations that Jesus receives are false images of a man who at all times lurk in consciousness, disguising them as a convenient and effective proposition, even by good propositions, but their core is always to exploit God for his own ends by giving more importance to his own Success or material assets.