Standing Firm in God’s Strength

08 Aug

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in his word:

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)

Well at least we only have to spiritually battle rulers (of the Evil One), authorities (likewise), cosmic powers, this present darkness, and spiritual forces of Evil in the heavenly places. To put it in slightly more understandable terms: it’s us, versus the world and the Devil. And here’s the thing, we have to win in order not to fall into temptation. – How are we, the very ones who were sinful even as babies, (we came out kicking and screaming and continued on until we got our way), supposed to possibly win this war? Surely it’s impossible to win, and we might as well give in now.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10-11)

If we were the one fighting, we would inevitably lose the battle (much less the war). God gives us “armor” and the sword of the Spirit to defend our-self with, but only with his strength will we ever have the power to wield the sword and stand firm when the Devil attacks.

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You are loved!

Joshua Cleveland


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