x512....Satan quotes out of context--Jesus puts it in context!
When Jesus was questioned by Satan--Satan quoted scripture to Him. But Satan quoted out of context scripture--the way that Jesus answered the devil--and defeated him, was by setting scripture in context--
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on
a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
(Matthew 4:5-7, KJV).
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
(Psalms 91:11-12, KJV).
Satans' question comes from scripture--but scripture taken out of context--which the devil means to provoke willfulness. If we take psalm 91: 11-12 out of context with the rest of scripture--it can lead us to believe that we can do "whatever" we want--and God will prevent harm from coming to us. We can go out and do any foolish thing and God will come and save us. Now, the truth is that this IS the case--He will forgive us of anything and save us from anything--however--the truth is--when we look in context with all of scripture, we also see the balance of this idea--yes God will save us and keep us from harm (amen)--but, the word also says we should not do foolish things in the first place--that we should not provoke--or tempt--or test God in these ways in the first place....
De 6:16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
Jesus answers the devil with this verse above--which refers to the time when Israel tempted God at Massah. What happened at Massah?
1 And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from
the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment
of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people
2 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?
3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
5 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
7 And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?
(Exodus 17:1-7, KJV).
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because
he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to
heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering
of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
(Luke 4:18, KJV)..
Rather the format of pastoral authority--something which is based on out of context verse--and does not agree with the new covenant operational plan of the church--the glorious plan for the church (ministry operating through a lthe members of the body).