Be Strong

Ephesians 6:10-11 KJV

10   Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11   Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Ephesians 1:3 KJV – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ…

Chapters 1-3 – The blessings of a Christian

Chapter 4-5:9 – The behavior of a Christian

Chapter 6:10-24 – The battles of a Christian

Ephesians 1:3-7 KJV3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Genesis 43:5 NLT – But if you don’t let Benjamin go, we won’t go either. Remember, the man said, ‘You won’t see my face again unless your brother is with you.’

Things it means to be strong in the Bible

  1. To be bold

Proverbs 28:1 KJV – The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Acts 13:46 KJV – Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

Ephesians 6:20 KJV – For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Joshua 3:13 NLT – The priests will carry the Ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth. As soon as their feet touch the water, the flow of water will be cut off upstream, and the river will stand up like a wall.

2. To be steadfast

Psalm 112:7 NIV – He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

3. To not lose heart

2 Corinthians 4:16-17 NIV16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

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