With The Strength Of The Lord The Battle Is Yours

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
— Ephesians 6:10,11

There are many wars and battles being fought around the world and have been for ages. But, the battle Ephesians speaks of is for our human hearts. But, Dear One, we have an advantage with this battle. The Bible tells us that this battle will end and who will win. 

"And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18

Jesus called out the solidity he could see in Peter before anyone else could see it. The same Peter that He knew would deny Him. Ephesians tells us to be strong in the power of His might. It is not by our own might and effort as Peter learned. It is only through Jesus that we can withstand. Without Him, we can do nothing, but with Him, our victory is assured. 

Evil cannot prevail against the church of God which is the children of God. But, only if we are watchful, diligent, and disciplined. Staying in constant communication with our Commander-In-Chief Jesus. God wants His children to wear armor, not shakles. To be victors, not victims. 

The belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of God's Word. 

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" Ephesians 6:18

Pray and watch. 


To Ponder:

What are some practical ways that I can use the armor of God every day, to rely on Jesus and keep Him as the Commander-In-Chief of my life?


Prayer:

Lord Jesus, 

   I know that victory is ultimately Yours and I want to be on Your side. Without You, I can do nothing (John 15:5), but through You, I can do all things (Philippians 4:13). I give You my heart, let no enemy snatch it out of Your hands. Help me to pray and watch with diligence and discipline, putting on the armor of God daily. 

"I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me." Psalm 30:1

Thank You for being forever faithful.

"For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen." Matthew 6:13


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