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Written by Dr. Lawson Murry for “SEIZE The DAY” @ https://seizetheday-blog.com
Original post @ https://seizetheday-blog.com/2021/11/01/the-mighty-strength-of-the-lord-2/
The Mighty Strength of the Lord
NOVEMBER 1, 2021
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Ephesians 6:10 (NIV).
Christians are both servants and soldiers. So as we seek to honor Christ in our homes and the world at large we need to draw on “the mighty strength of the Lord” Ephesians 6:10 (CEV).
Why do we need “the mighty strength of the Lord”? Because the evil powers that seek to steal, kill and destroy (cf. John 10:10) will attack us when we’re living our everyday lives at home and elsewhere.
Fighting the devil … When we put on the armor of God to defend ourselves “against the devil’s tricks” (Ephesians 6:11) we’re protected for a purpose; to stand firm in the truth, be righteous, share the Good News, be faithful, engage with God’s Word, and pray in the Spirit (cf. Ephesians 6:13-18).
Faith in Christ isn’t easy. We’re surrounded (in both the seen and unseen world) by the enemies of Christ. These enemies are hell-bent on our calamity – waging war against us for a single end – to undermine and incapacitate our Christ focused work and worship. But the victory is ours! God enables us to defeat these enemies through the power of His Spirit in us (cf. 1 John 4:4). We’re made strong by the all-sufficient Lord to fight the good fight of the faith (cf. 1 Timothy 6:12).
This is the Good News. God is our Deliverer! We can face the foes lurking in the shadows surrounding our lives. Yes, without Christ we are weak, but with Him we are strong. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31. For the One who is in us is more powerful than the one who is in the world (cf. 1 John 4:4).
P.S. (from bruce) When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !! If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ?? Here is the truth about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… https://godsmanforever.com
To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
You say you are a “born again” believer… BUT is your soul “ON FIRE” for the Lord ?? If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/
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Amen and AMEN!! 👍💗🕊😇