WHY WE NEED TO BE STRONG IN THE LORD
AND IN HIS MIGHTY POWER.
When our strength is in God then we
have the promise of great power to
conquer all evil.
(Ephesians 6:10) says,
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his
Before the apostle Paul goes on to tell us
about the armor of God and about spiritual
warfare, every believer faces everyday,
he first begins by encouraging us to be
strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
It is God who is our source of power and
strength for everyday Christian living.
It is God, himself, who holds the power to
fight and win.
God’s power alone can stop the devil’s
(1 Peter 5:8) says,
Be alert and of sober mind.
Your enemy the devil prowls around like
a roaring lion looking for someone to
God has given us full armor for protection,
(Ephesians 6:14-18) to put on, for our struggle
is not against flesh and blood, (Ephesians 6:12).
Scripture tells us about a time when David was
faced with a difficult situation but rather than
rely on his own strength, which we are told he
had none left, the first thing David did was find
strength in the Lord his God, (1 Samuel 30:6).
David knew that the source of his strength was
God and he ran to Him. David knew that while
he was at his weakest and was unable to fight
in his own strength, he could “be strong in the
Lord and in the strength of his might”
Our enemy knows our weakness as humans
and will seek to exploit them to make us fall.
Even at our best, we are weak and need God’s
Jesus said, “Remain in me, as I also remain in
you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must
remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit
unless you remain in me.
‘I am the vine; you are the branches.
If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear
much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing’
According to Scripture the battle is not ours
but God’s (2 Chronicles 20:15).
When faced with spiritual warfare, we can
respond to battles by being strong in the
Lord and in his mighty power and by putting
on the full armor of God, (Ephesians 6:14-18),
so that we can take our stand against the
devil’s schemes and when the day of evil
comes, we may be able to stand your ground,
and after we have done everything, to stand.
God doesn’t tell us to fight but rather to
STAND which is mentioned three times
in order to make a point.
Scripture tells us that the battle is not
ours but God’s (2 Chronicles 20:15).
God is the one who fights for us.
True Christian strength comes from
recognising our utter dependence on
God. This is what Paul meant when he
said ‘I can do all things through Christ
who strengthens me, (Philippians 4:13 NKJV).