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Strong in the Lord

Strong in the Lord

Some things are amazingly simple with God. Here is one of them.

God is strong. Nothing weak about him at all.

Like the energizer bunny he just keeps going and going.

  • He is always strong.
  • He never sleeps.
  • He doesn’t grow tired.
  • He has always been strong and always will be.

His desire for us  is that we will always be strong as well. He sent Jesus to die for us and to share in the power of His resurrection.

He gave His mighty Spirit so we could be strong. He has given us all the weapons we need to be victorious.

So there it is!!!

Finally, be strengthened by the Master and by his vast strength. | Christian Standard Bible. (2020). (Eph 6:10). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

May we always be strong, just as He is.

Sooner or later every believer discovers that the life of a disciple is a battleground, not a playground. We face an enemy who is much stronger than we are—apart from the Lord. That Paul should use the military to illustrate the believer’s conflict with Satan is reasonable.

He himself was chained to a Roman soldier, and his readers were certainly familiar with soldiers and the equipment they used. In fact, military illustrations were favorites with Paul.

As disciples, we face three enemies: the world, the flesh, and the devil. “The world” refers to the system around us that is opposed to God, that caters to “the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life” (1 John 2:15–17).

“Society apart from God” is a simple, but accurate, definition of “the world.” “The flesh” is the old nature that we inherited from Adam, a nature that is opposed to God and can do nothing spiritual to please God. By His death and resurrection, the Messiah overcame the world (John 16:33; Gal. 6:14), and the flesh (Rom. 6:1–6; Gal. 2:20), and the devil (Eph. 1:19–23).

In other words, as believers, we do not fight for victory—we fight from victory! The Spirit of God enables us, by faith, to appropriate the Messiah’s victory for ourselves.