1. Father permitted Jesus to be led into the temptation?
The first account of satan’s temptation of Jesus indicates that He was led (anagō/G321) or brought by His Father into the situation. Apostle Mark wrote that the Father drove  Jesus into the wilderness (Mark 1: 12).    Apostle Mark’s use of the word “driveth” indicates that Jesus was under a strong directive or compulsion to go to the wilderness to fulfill the purpose for which He was sent there.     The question is – does God lead His people into temptation?
2.   Jesus revealed that Satan ASKS AND BEGS for permission to tempt believers in order to sift them like wheat
Scriptures reveal that satan asks God for permission to tempt the believers in order to sift them like wheat:
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, SATAN HATH DESIRED/ASKED FOR/BEGGED (aiteō/G154) TO HAVE THEE, that he may sift you as wheat
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren (Luke 22: 31 & 32).
I am rather alarmed, because the words ASKED, BEGGED are two of the synonyms for the word DESIRED. The word asked reveals that satan actively bombards the Father in heaven, seeking permission to destroy and destabilize the believer.
3. Examples in scripture showing that satan asks and begs for permission to tempt the  believer
Scriptures reveal that satan has to ask the Father for permission to tempt the believer. This is comforting, because the revelations show us that God restricts  satan’s temptation within specified boundaries.
This is particularly clear in Job’s situation, when Father told satan that he could do anything except  kill His servant  (Job 1: 6  through 2: 6).
Other examples:
The Lord rebuked satan when he tried to interrupt the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem – Zechariah 3: 1 & 2.
Apostle Paul reported that Father permitted satan to send demonic onslaught in order to keep him on his knees – 2 Corinthians 12: 7 – 9).
 
4. Conclusion
 Based on the scriptures that show that Father led or drove Jesus into the wilderness  TO BE TEMPTED BY THE DEVIL, I have come to the conclusion that satan asked for permission to tempt Jesus. I wonder what accusations he made (as in Job’s scenario).
We will not know the nature of the dialogue between God and satan, but I believe satan might have said that Jesus would be sure to fall victim like Adam. After all, didn’t he satan recently learn that this Jesus was the Son of God?
More to come. God’s richest blessings, peace and angelic prosperity.
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