"And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it."
One of Satan’s most potent weapons in tempting us is the feeling of defeat. We feel like we’ll never get it right – so why even bother? John’s shoulders slump – no one is found worthy. Every son and daughter of Adam has been defeated by Satan in his life. Why pretend to be different? This is the psychological war of intimidation, to weaken us before the actual tempting. What it leaves out is the victory already won by Jesus. His victory makes ours possible.