Ephesians 6:10-11 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
What would you think if you saw a traffic policeman in front of a car, trying to hold it back? You'd think, He can't do that. He's no match for that car!
Some people read Ephesians 6:10 and think that the Lord is telling them to be strong in themselves. And they're trying to be strong. They'll say, "Oh, pray for me that I'll hold out faithful to the end!" But God didn't say a word about our being strong in ourselves or in the power of our might.
That traffic policeman steps right out in front of those cars and holds up his hand, because he knows they're going to stop for him. He doesn't have to exert any strength himself; he's strong in the authority that's been given to him.
That is what the Lord is telling us. He's saying, "Be strong in the Lord. Be strong in the authority of His might." Just step out there in front of that oncoming devil. Hold up your hand in the Name of Jesus, and say, 'Thus far, and no further! Stop right now!'"
I see so many people in the body of Christ that are being defeated in their health, in their finances-- and lacking victory in their lives. We need to get mad at the devil and walk in the authority that Christ has given us. We are in a fight. It is the fight of faith. You can't get up every day and not put on your Armor.
The devil is real and he wants to defeat you. Wake up, Church and take your place as a son or daughter of the most High God. You are in charge. In The Name of Jesus
Confession: I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. I am invested with authority from the Lord Jesus Christ. When I hold up my hand in the Name of Jesus and say, "Thus far, and no further," the devil stops in his tracks!
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Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.