Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
Ephesians 6:10 (NASB)
The three enemies in spiritual warfare are clearly defined by a devil, who is to be resisted; fleshly lusts (inspired by unbelief) that we must run from and a world that we must be crucified to. These are stances we are called to constantly maintain in this life. Such persistence requires the drawing out of Eph. 6:10 in our walk.
The admonition of Eph. 6:10, “be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might”, leads us to the Lord as the source of our strength. Pragmatically, what is meant by this exhortation? Examine some of the resource possibilities:
One of the Lord’s names is “El” meaning The Strong One, The God who
removes obstacles – He is our strength in this battle.
We have a reservoir of grace, it lies like water at the bottom of a
well and must be primed by His Awakening Grace to ascend.
Renewing strength from heaven is available heaven daily for us as the
Spirit stretches Himself on our soul and kindles our affections.
The Spirit of Revelation will bring from the throne enlightenment for the
eyes of our heart.
The shield of faith extinguishes the flaming missiles intended to disable
In a word – God, angels, and the saints already with the Lord are spectators rooting for us (Heb. 12:1) and rejoice joyfully from the sidelines of the cosmic Coliseum every time we defeat a temptation, overcome problems and regain lost ground from our enemies. All the while Savior stands with reserves waiting for action to relieve you at a moment’s notice. His heart leaps within Him as He sees and will not forget your faithfulness so when you come off the field, He will receive you joyously. Receive this and be uplifted, oh weary one! Let us welcome the showers of His strength for 2010.