by Duane Bemis

Armor of God
Duane Bemis
Ephesians 6:10-17 and Matthew 4:1-10

The Lord wants us to be able to stand be strong against the principalities of darkness. His desire is for us to be able to stand in evil times. The Lord spoke through the Apostle Paul as he penned a letter to the Ephesians. The Ephesians needed to learn how to stand strong in Christ. In this portion of scriptures we are going to study the verses listed above. Let the apostle of old teach our hearts the same message on how to stand strong. Let us learn from the master how to stand and stand strong in the power of God. Use your holy imagination by sitting down with the apostle and ask him how to stand strong in God as he did. Imagine sitting down with him at his house where he is in bondage because of his boldness to declare the good news of Christ. Come with me as we sit together at his dining room table and drink water from one of his goblets. Are you ready to hear him teach you first hand? Listen to this:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. (Ephesians 6:10)

The first thing the apostle teaches us from this portion of scripture is that it is for Christians or fellow believers. We know this because he uses the word "brethren." If you are a Christian and have Jesus in your heart, then this teaching is for you. Pay close attention and learn from the Apostle Paul how to stand strong against the devil.
As we listen to Paul, we hear him tell us to be strong in the Lord, and this is his message to us. He desires us to be strong because God wants us to be strong. Paul also tells us that we can stand strong in God's power.
Right now read Joshua chapter one and see that this is a common theme of God. The Lord wants His people to know that they can be strong in the Lord and in His might. Read the entire chapter and listen to the words that the Lord spoke to Joshua and receive His words as truth for you today. Once you have read the first chapter of Joshua s ...

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