Most Christians live a life of defeat, why? Many are unaware of all the resources that are theirs in Christ, and fail to appropriate those divine resources. One of the most challenging part of living a life for Christ is the walk, challenging but yet successful. But God has given you and I the tools to fight against the enemy. Are you putting on all the armor?
We have an enemy. His goal, one purpose: to wedge, destroy, pull, kill our relationship with God;. He will do anything to anyone. From placing people in your path that could be a stumbling block as a temptation. And to distract, detour your attention, your thoughts from God. It all starts in the mind.
But we have weapons to defeat this so called Devil who thinks he still has power over the Christian. Jesus defeated death, hell and the grave but we must do our part, live our life putting our faith in Him!
“Finally, my brethern, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”
let’s break this verse down and understand the meaning of what Paul is telling us here.
To live a life of victory there is only one who we can run to, believe in and trust. Victory is won through Jesus Christ, not through self, not through programs. Paul is stating the first thing to do is to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
We both have to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. One is just important than the other. If you are strong in the Lord but not in the power of His might, you are an innefective person against the enemy. If you are not strong in the Lord, but in the power of His might, still, uneffective.
(might) is inherit power of force. A muscular man’s big muscles display his might, even if he doesn’t use them. It is the reserve of strength.
(power) is the exercise of might. When the muscular man uses his might to punch the Devil, he uses his power. It means that the reserve of strength is actually in operation.
His “might” works in me as I rely on it and step out to do the work.
My Struggle: For years I have been sitting passively, I was having trouble in an area of my life where I couldn’t get victory over. But one day the Holy Spirit spoke to me so clear “Stop being so passive.” I was letting the enemy planting the lies, embedding them into my mind! We are to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. We are the gatekeeper of our mind, we allow what goes in and what comes out. We are responsible to keep it locked!
A life of complete victory is possible but only with putting on the whole armor of God and the first thing to do is to “be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might”
It’s time as a believer to walk in the fullness of God and stop being passive. The enemy has been defeated and has no power over us!
“Only if I knew then what I know now” sound familiar? It’s never too late to strengthen your relationship with Christ. He is able when you are ready. The time is now.