The Power of His Might
Today’s Reading: Ephesians 6
Key Verses: Ephesians 6:10
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”
Dr. Jerry Johnston wrote a book on spiritual warfare based on Ephesians 6. Dr. Johnston went to Canada’s Acadia University in Nova Scotia to study and receive a doctorate at the Divinity College. His thesis summed up is simply, “Why some clergy crash and burn!” Spiritual Warfare is real, and we need to study and implement in our daily lives the principles found in the Bible. Having assimilated these powerful facts, let us then be channels of God’s power to win battles and eventually the war by preparing for battle every day as we make quality time available to concentrate on God. How do we do this? “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication” (Ephesians 6:18).
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, You modeled “all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.” Your intensity in prayer the night of Your arrest, when Your disciples fell asleep, is truly my example of “being watchful…with all perseverance and supplication!” Oh, how far short of that I fall. Please hear my song of praise, “O to be like thee, blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art. Come in Thy sweetness. Come in Thy fullness. Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.” Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
My son-in-law, Nizar Shaheen, whose Arabic preaching is heard all over the world, has said to me, “Be strong Dad!” Norma-Jean, if she is in hearing range, always adds the words: “…in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Eph. 6:10). Then she preaches a little bit for my benefit. It’s my job to make sure I have the whole armor of God in place over my head, my heart and my will. When I’m properly dressed for battle, then I’m absolutely confident that God is giving me “the power of His might.” I can wield “the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God” with a devastating effect against the lords of the underworld and the “wiles of the devil.” The hosts of the wicked one are no match. I am more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37).