Day Eleven = Weaklings Made Strong
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. (Ephesians 6:10)
We read that God put on armor to fight against His enemies (see Isaiah 59:17). How much more than do we need to have on armor to fight in this present day battle against the forces of evil (see Eph. 6:12).
Paul, in referencing the message of the Cross, that blessed Gospel which is the power of God, said that “God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong” (1 Cor. 1:27) Some mere words on a page might seem like nothing against an avid foe, a simple little story about a righteous guy dying on a dreadful cross may sound contradictory; nevertheless, it is this story that can cause every demon to scurry, every tall giant to whimper, and every evil force to dissipate.
God’s story, His Word, is even stronger than an ardent dissenter. It brings grown men to their knees and strong women to tears. His Word is full of life and power for the scripture testifies of itself when it says “For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Heb. 4:12) It is the Word of God which builds up faith in every believer (see Rom. 10:17). It is the Word of God that guides and leads us on the right paths (see Ps. 119:105).
As we fight this good fight of faith that we are called to (1 Tim. 6:12), we are encouraged to hide His Word in our heart and not let it be taken out of our mouth (see Psalm 119:11, 43). We are called to speak the Word of God into our own lives and into the lives of others. For the strength of the Lord comes from the might of His Word. You will be your strongest when you are in the Word. The Holy Spirit works through the power of the Word as He works the works of Christ Jesus in the world through weak vessels that are in the Word: “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts” (Zech 4:6 KJV).