Preparing For Growth

Ephesians AMP 6

10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].

14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,

15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the [a]firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness [b]produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.

16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of [c]saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].

17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit [d]wields, which is the Word of God.

18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).

What a powerful breathtaking revelation this scripture is. So often we try to rely on our own strength, when in many cases this thing called life has just torn us to pieces. Isn’t it refreshing to know that you are not alone. As we seek for greater, we must guard ourselves. For it is when we are the weakest the enemy sneaks around the corner searching for an open area of our lives to enter. But each day must be a preparation time to build myself up in the Word of God, in prayer, and in fellowship with others.  The enemy is after our growth. His fear is that we will get a mental look at where God is taking us. Yes, there is a level of higher heights and your enemy will use every firing missile in his arson to send an attack. Verse 18 says, to pray at all times….. Use these seeds to build up your mind for the battle. Yes, you will win. Yes, you will be victorious, Yes, you will recover all…

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Published by CeCe Grayson

Entrepreneur, Counselor, motivational speaker, personal development coach, instructor, invigorator, researcher, writer, business manager and mostly a woman after God’s own heart

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