Bible Promise for the Day – Putting on God’s Armor for Victory

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Ephesians 6:10,11 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

In the Apostle Paul’s day, times were tough in some places. The people in some areas treated him badly, and in other places there were almost no problems.

Paul knew very well that no matter what a community was like, it was not the people that were the problem. It was an enemy every believer deals with called Satan. He could stir up trouble anywhere, or cause people to relax – which often tends to make Christians relax, too.

In either case, strength was needed from God to be able to stand against the pressure that others may cause. Just as important, though, is that His strength is needed to be able to say no to the devices of the evil one, as he tries to tempt us in our minds.

Note that this verse emphasizes the need for His strength – not our strength. A believer cannot stand against an enemy we cannot see on our own, nor will your strength enable you to defeat him.

The good news is that God is willing to encourage and strengthen you. He is also quite able to give you the victory that He wants you to have and to fulfill His will.

One more important thing these verses tell us: we must put on the “whole armour of God” in order to stand. In other words, you must get dressed right first thing in the day or you are headed for spiritual defeat.

This means preparing for the spiritual battle in advance. Half-hearted attempts will never get the job done. We must meet with God first thing in the day, read our Bibles and pray, surrender afresh to Him for His will in our lives, and determine to stand against the world, the flesh, and the Devil.

Christian, are you serious about getting the victory today?

Bible Promise for the Day – Getting Strength to Go On for God

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Isaiah 40:29 “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”

As the Olympics were going on recently, you can be sure that there were some Olympians who were competing almost at the point of complete exhaustion. Their bodies and brains were telling them to stop and quit – but they kept on going.

Depending on their particular sport, some of them found their “second wind” right about the time quitting felt like the thing to do. They kept on, and soon discovered new strength. Of course, Olympians expect this to happen, and instead of quitting too soon, some of them went on and won gold.

This is what the above verse is talking about for the child of God. Just when you feel like giving in to the flesh, or to the world, or to just stop serving God, that is when God is ready to strengthen you – but not before. He wants us to learn to give our all, and to trust Him to give us more strength when our own is just about completely exhausted.

If you are about ready to quit on God, as many have already done, keep on going, and you will discover the strength He promised. Remember that it comes when your strength is just about gone.

As in sports, too many believers quit just a little too soon. Had they kept going and looked for God to provide, they would have discovered that: “they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). This Bible verse repeats the same idea found in our text verse, which appears just two verses earlier.

Our God does not give His strength too early. If He did, we might be tempted to think it was our own strength, and we would not give Him the glory. Because He usually waits until our strength is gone, there is no doubt about the Source, or where the glory belongs. BY remembering this principle, and keeping your eyes on God, you too may be able to win eternal gold!