Made to Win!

Ephesians 6:10-18 Common English Bible

In Christ, we are called to WIN this battle.  To do so, we must consecrate ourselves for Jesus and His mission.  Individually, the enemy will attempt to hinder the fullness in us, restricting the expression of this fullness carried to others.

Maybe you are emotionally strong.  Maybe you can handle a lot of pressure, work for long hours, day after day after day.  Maybe you are the one who is the emotional anchor in your family and everyone leans on you for support.

There are many kinds of strength.  But the most important one is the strength you need in the Lord.  True Christian strength is not of the body.  True Christian strength is of the spirit, measured in faithfulness, trust, and perseverance.  By Grace we live by Faith.

Our (true) struggle is against powers and principalities and the Lord wants you to be strong.

Be strong in the LORD!
“Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and his powerful strength.  Put on God’s armor so that you can make a stand against the tricks of the devil.”   Ephesians 6:10-11

Be aware of the spiritual battle!
“We aren’t fighting against human enemies but against rulers, authorities, forces of cosmic darkness, and spiritual powers of evil in the heavens.”   Ephesians 6:12

Be clear about your armor!
“Therefore, pick up the full armor of God so that you can stand your ground on the evil day and after you have done everything possible to still stand.  So stand with the belt of truth around your waist, justice as your breastplate, and put shoes on your feet so that you are ready to spread the good news of peace.  Above all, carry the shield of faith so that you can extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.”   Ephesians 6:13-17

Be prayerful at all times!
“Offer prayers and petitions in the Spirit all the time.  Stay alert by hanging in there and praying for all believers.”   Ephesians 6:18

Hear the W.O.W., Words of Wisdom,
“In Christ, We Win!”

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