WHY WE NEED TO BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN HIS MIGHTY POWER

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 
mighty power.

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 
schemes.

(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 
devour.

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” 
(Ephesians 6:10).

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 
strength. 

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’
(John 15:4–5). 

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).

God Bless