I often feel in my Spirit that verses 10 and 11 in Eph. 6 should be one sentence, like so:
“Finally, be strong in the Lord; and in the strength of His might put on the full armor of God so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.”
I sense that to be true because “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” and God’s armor placed on us without His strength doing it would be like David when he put Saul’s on. It would be too big and foreign to our experience. Only by His strength can we even begin to take it up.
Isn’t it interesting that there are 5 items we put on in some way, like the 5 stones David took up with hope in God: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the gospel of peace, the helmet of salvation, and the shields of faith, small ones on the shoulder and one worn on the hand and forearm to reflect blows. The last item, like David’s slingshot, is to be carried with us: the sword of The Spirit, which is the Word of God, against which no enemy can stand.
“Therefore,” Paul advises, “take up the full armor of God,” in the strength He supplies, “so that,” unlike David in Saul’s get-up, “you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.” And stand we will, for God is able to make us stand.
“Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand” (Romans 14:14).
4 thoughts on “In the Strength of His Might”
Thanks, Sebastian. I look forward to reading your posts and growing deeper roots of faith with you. Blessings, Darlene
Hello Darlene! I enjoyed that post! I look forward to really diving into your blog and reading more of your posts. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian
Thank you, Darlene! This is so timely for me and I needed the reminder to put on my “armor” daily for the reminder of being under God’s protection. I made the armor list for my verse box and will memorize it.
Alina, it is timely for both of us. Keeping you in my prayers, girlfriend. You sit in the Hand and let Him carry you through. Hugs to you, Darlene