Saturday, November 21, 2009

Be strong in the Lord

Reading Matthew 26:31-56

Are you disappointed in yourself for failing to fulfill your commitment to our Lord or even to a friend? It happens to most of us.

Without being strong in the Lord our plans are in vain. Look at Peter. He really wanted to stand with the Lord, but he was not prepared spiritually. He was depending on his own ability.
But the battle starts in the spirit realm. If we are not dressed for it in the Spirit and in the Word we cannot win. So when Jesus told Peter to put up his sword and not resist with his physical power, Peter was confused. He even ended up denying the Lord three within a span of hours!
We can only be strong in the Lord by following Jesus’ call in Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Paul gives us very good advice on how to be prepared. Eph. 6:10-18

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