Ephesians 6: 12-14a AMP
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural)places.
13 Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious].
14 So stand firm and hold your ground,
Avery well-known portion of scripture, the armor of God. But sometimes we miss a crucial point in the above passage. God’s Word says that after we have done Everything to stand, we should STAND!
Question: How often do we give up just before the breakthrough is about to knock on the front door?
How often do we complain about how hard it is to believe?
We are all fired up and ready for action when we leave the church building on Sunday but by the time we get home, our faith dwindles and we think of plan B, C, D….
Persevering in faith means – doing everything that the Word says we ought to do and then to stand and wait on God. Wait on His whisper, His miracle working power. Wait and stand.
Probably two of the most difficult actions to do, sometimes in our ever hurried world and lifestyle. But when God says we are to do everything we know how, excellence in what we are humanly possible to do, then He will take over and meet us at our point of faith in Him, not the circumstance or problem we face.
Standing means, praying, fasting, declaring the Word, walking in love, sowing etc. Whatever it is God is calling you to stand in, stand. And hold your ground of faith.
God is never late and knows exactly what you need in your moment of crisis. Trust Him.
Standing in Christ,