Ephesians 6:10. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might”.
The believer’s life is a battlefield. Immediately after receiving Christ, the believer finds himself in a constant struggle. He is engaged in an unceasing fight, an unending war. He is a combatant, a soldier in conflict. His calling is not to a life of enjoyment and ease, but to a life of hard conflict. There are foes within and foes without. From the cradle to the grave there is a constant struggle against the corruptible lusts of the flesh and the imposing temptations offered by the world and Satan… struggle against an excessive corruption that inevitably leads to death. Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”.
In spiritual warfare, there is the charge to the Christian soldier. Note the word “brothers”. It is Christian believers who need the charge. Not the world. Christian believers must diligently heed what is about to be said. There is no other way to conquer the enemies who stand so violently opposed to the Christian believer.
Unless the believer heeds the charge and message of this passage, he will cave in to temptation and sin and end up walking through life just as most men do:
* not experiencing the abundance and joy of life
* not experiencing the power and deliverance, care ad concern, love and fellowship of God’s daily presence,
* being uncertain ad unsure of the future
* not having the confidence of being acceptable to God
* not being assured of living forever with God.
A believer must obey what God says in this passage; he must do exactly what God says in order to conquer the great enemies of life.
The believer must be STRONG in the Lord and in the POWER of His MIGHT. Each of these words is used to stress the utter necessity of the believer being STRONG and Possessing POWER.
The believer is to be strong in the SOVEREIGN unlimited power of the Lord…in the power of His might…in His ability too use His power exactly as it should be used. But note the critical point: the believer’s strength is not human, fleshly strength; it is not the strength of anything within this world. The believer’s strength is found in the Lord…in a living, dynamic relationship with Him. The Lord is the SOURCE of the believer’s strength. There is no other source hat can give man the strength to overcome this world with all its trials and temptations and death. BE STRONG IN THE LORD !! To be continued. Much Love.
Because He Is – I Am