Luke 4:6-10

Luke 4:6 (KJB)
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

Satan had made the fatal mistake believing that just because he was able to deceive Eve, that he would have been able to do the same thing to Jesus. By means of deceiving Adam and Eve, he had become the prince of this world, that is, the world system and all its evil. God had planned to give all authority in this world to Jesus, especially in the area of salvation where Satan could no longer hinder anyone from becoming saved. What Satan was doing was usurping the place of God believing that he had the authority to dole out kingdoms of the world at his pleasure. Satan wanted Jesus to actually bow down and worship him, desiring to prove that He was just a man who would jump at the opportunity to rule kingdoms of the earth. Satan knew that if Jesus continued in His plans, then He would eventually go to the cross and that would mean Satan’s doom. To this day, Satan hates the cross and makes all the attempts to divert people from it, to reject it, or make it an empty symbol which is ineffectual in anyone’s life. Whenever a Christians sins, they are, in essence, bowing and worshipping Satan. That is why he so busy trying to deceive everyone in the world.

Luke 4:7 (KJB)
If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

Satan had believed that he was able to give Jesus everything in the world. He had forgotten that the Elect of God in the world would not bow down to him. Jesus was already the creator of the world and all things in the world were already His. (Psa 24:1 KJV) The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Psalm 24:1 makes it clear that the people of the earth belong to the Lord as well as all the other created objects. Satan really owned nothing but as a master deceiver, he makes it look like he does have authority to give the things of the world away at his discretion. He can do nothing unless the Lord allows him to.

Luke 4:8 (KJB)
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Then when the second temptation was completed, Jesus commands Satan to leave. “Get thee behind Him” is in the Imperative mood in the Greek thus making it a command. So here is Satan trying to tempt Jesus and then Jesus gives him one command to flee and then quotes Deuteronomy again. (Deu 6:13 KJV) Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name. The Lord will establish a world rule, not by succumbing to Satan’s temptations but by becoming victorious over him, plus it was not yet time for Jesus to establish world rule because all the Elect were not saved yet. (2 Pet 3:9 KJV) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Then the New Heaven and Earth will be ruled by Jesus in total righteousness and never again will sin ever be seen or felt.

Luke 4:9 (KJB)
And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

Jesus must have come out of the wilderness by this time so this means that these temptations were not in a very tight time period. The third temptation that Jesus faced was going to the city of Jerusalem. It was called the “holy city” because of where the temple was located. (Isa 48:2 KJV) For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name. This temptation came to Jesus in the temple where Satan took him to the pinnacle. The exact location in the temple is unknown but it is believed to be the southeastern corner where there was a very high point that overlooked the Kidron Valley that would have been a very elevated area.

Luke 4:10 (KJB)
For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

Once again Satan is basically daring Him by saying, “If you are who you claim you are then…” Then Satan requests that Jesus cast Himself off the edge and if he was the Son of God, he would not have been hurt because the angels would have protected Him and helped Him land safely without a scratch. Here Satan tries to use the same tactic Jesus did and that is the use of Scripture. However, in this case Satan had quoted Psalm 91:11-12 but conveniently omitted a part. (Psa 91:11-12 KJV) For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. {12} They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. He omitted the phrase, “to keep thee in all thy ways.” What Satan tried to do was to divert the trust of Jesus from the Father to angels. It was another attempt by Satan to come between Jesus and His Father. It was also a plan to try and disrupt the mission of Jesus with a miracle that would be of no value to anyone. The One who walked on water would have been just as able to walk on air.