Armor of God, Machaira with Apostle Bennie

EPISODE 521 – FINALLY BE STRONG

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Thursday 27th, June 2024
 

FINALLY BE STRONG



“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” 

Ephesians 6:10 (KJV)



One of the most beautiful and detailed epistles of Paul the apostle, is the Epistle to the Believers in Ephesus.

Remember though these epistles in the New Testament were written to believers in specific locations, they are also epistles to us in this century for our benefit and growth in the Lord.

The Epistle to the Church in Ephesus has two parts.

1. Paul the apostle took his time to explain all the spiritual blessings we have in Christ. He explained God’s predestined plan, the believer’s inheritance and position in Christ. He also unveiled details of the glorious union we have in Christ Jesus. The book of Ephesians is strong on “In Christ realities”.

2. The second part of the book (chapters 4 – 6) focuses on the believer’s function and responsibilities. Eg: Ephesians 4:1 begins with:
     
“As a prisoner of the Lord, I plead with you to walk holy, in a way that is suitable to your high rank, given to you in your divine calling. (Amplified)

The emphasis in the second part of Ephesians establishes the necessity that God’s life dispensed into us must be expressed.

As part of the instructions to the believer, Paul the apostle finally admonished every believer

“To be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”

The whole armor of God and prayers for the saints have one result, to help you to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

The word strong in the verse is from the Greek word “endunamoō” which means to be enabled or to increase in strength.

Paul wasn’t asking the believers to increase in their own strength but to increase in the strength of the Lord.

He didn’t end there, he also admonished the brethren to increase in the power of the Lord’s might.

This is not really about you trying to conquer the enemy but enforcing the dominion of Christ.

Take a look at the meaning of  “Power of His might”.
The phrase has two keywords:

Power and Might!

The word “power” used here isn’t “dunamis”; he chose the word “kratos” which means “great vigor” or “dominion” or “mighty” deed. It also means “force”.

The word “Might” is from the Greek word “ischus”, which also means “forcefulness and inherent strength”. Ischus is not necessarily the accomplishment of might but the power as an enduement. It is the fact or record that there is ability.

While “ischus” has to do with the possessiveness of might, “kratos” has to do with the supremacy of might.

Through your union with Christ, there is the presence of the might of Christ within you. Thus you have the might of Christ as your possession because the presence of Christ’s might is in you.

By this might (ischus) you can now be explosive or enforce superiority of power (kratos).

By the might and power of the Lord in you, there is no way you shouldn’t walk in victory.

As you engage the whole armor pieces of the Lord, stay alert to persevere in prayer and supplication for all the saints and those who lead in the mandate of the Lord, and you increase in strength.

There will be attempts of the adversary to oppose you as long as you labor to advance the spread of the gospel. The rulers of dark places will make you the focus of their attacks as you shine forth the light of the gospel.

However, you must continually stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you.

There is nothing you need to remain strong in the Lord and the power of His might which the Lord has not given to you. Don’t break down, and don’t live as one who is defenseless.

You have God’s whole battle strategy and weapons for your victory.

By the wisdom of His word, you are not ignorant of the devices and wiles of the devil.

DIG DEEPER
(Ephesians 1:19-20; Haggai 2:4; 1 Corinthians 16:13; 2 Timothy 2:1; 1 Peter 4:11)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that all the saints will stand firm in their faith and be strong and courageous.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Proverbs 4 – 8
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
 
– I don’t break down.
 
– I live daily in victory.
 
– I take advantage of the whole armor of God, I remain strong in the Lord.
 
– With this whole armor of God, I exercise victory at every count.
 
Ohh thank you Lord Jesus!!!

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Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
20 days ago

To remain resolute is an intentional aspect of our journey as Saints and it comes by only taking advantage of the weapons of our warfare and staying strong in the might of the lord because if God doesn’t supply we are left vulnerable

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
20 days ago

Strength and might comes from God alone how spiritually grounded a man is depends on how he depends on God and his supply of strength and weapons for victory

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
20 days ago

I have the whole armor of God
I remain strong and resolute
I am victorious
Glory to God

Simon
Simon
20 days ago

Thank God for his Power and Might.
Kratos Ischus …. Hallelujah

Simon
Simon
20 days ago

This is very serious. So every believer possesses such assets within them.
We are blessed

Eselasie Kwabla Akpablie
Eselasie Kwabla Akpablie
20 days ago

I remain strong and resolute
I don’t live as someone who is defenseless.
I have the supremacy of might

Elorm Obodai
Elorm Obodai
20 days ago

I stand strong in the Lord and I enforce my victory everywhere I find myself. I make use of the armor of God as I express Him at all times.

Elorm Obodai
Elorm Obodai
20 days ago

I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might

Sandra
Sandra
20 days ago

Thank you Lord Jesus
I am strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.

Lindiwe Esenam
Lindiwe Esenam
19 days ago

The whole armor of God is for us to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. By our union with Christ , we can take full advantage of this by exercising the supremacy of power we’ve received. It is by this power that we can effectively use our armour to exercise our victory in Christ.
Glory to God!!!!

Ha!! I exercise my victory daily with the whole armour of God.
I remain strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
19 days ago

I don’t break down

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
19 days ago

I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
 

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I increase in the strength of the Lord!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I ENFORCE the dominion of Christ!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I have the might of Christ as my possession.
Hallelujah!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I have God’s whole battle strategy and weapons for my victory.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

No matter the situation, I remain strong and resolute.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I have the whole armor of God to exercise my victory in Christ.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

2Tim.2.1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. (NKJV)

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I take advantage of the whole armor of God, I remain strong in the Lord.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I live daily in victory.

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
15 days ago

Apostle Bennie has given us all we need for victory

Dei Edmund
Dei Edmund
14 days ago

Oh Lord…. This Machaira is doing something to me ????….. I just can’t stop reading it…

I’m strong in The Lord and in the power of His might…
I stand firm and rooted against the fiery darts of the adversary
Oh gloryyyyy

Last edited 14 days ago by Dei Edmund
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