Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
In the end of his letter to Ephesians, Paul urged the church to be strong – but not in itself or in the strength of its might. He said it from a place of practical and experiential position. He faced and did it.
Guys, being strong to fight a spiritual fight, against spiritual evil forces could not be won except by being strong in the Lord. Paul stated decisively to being strong in the Lord in the strength of His might. This speaks of a total confidence and dependence on the Jesus he described in chapter 1-3. It also means considering who God is, through Jesus.
I feel partially corrected in the way we approach spiritual warfare. I know that we engage in warfare intentionally, with action, in obedience to the Bible and with praying a lot. But I tend to fight battles as if they depend on me, on my will to fight, on my initiative. I personally realize that to be strong, to overcome, to take action – we need to know the Jesus Paul wrote about in the first 3 chapters.
Hopefully, in the end of this month you will all be strong in Christ so that you can face your own warfare. You need to use all God’s weapons to turn against the force of the devil.
“Dear Jesus, I really want to grow in knowing Jesus and my Father. Please teach me, guide me, correct me into knowing Him. Thank you for Your Spirit of wisdom and revelation… in the knowledge of Him! Amen.”
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