A WORD IN PASSING - February 2024

                                    'Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.' Ephesians 6:10


              There’s a battle to be fought, but it is a battle to be fought with ‘truth’, ‘righteousness’, ‘peace’, ‘faith’, ‘salvation’,

    ‘God’s word’ and ‘prayer’ – clothed in ‘the armour of God.’ The ‘armour’ worn and wielded by the Messiah Himself. But

     as well as the armour of God’ the Christian soldier must also put on a life of prayer if he/she is to stand against ‘the

     devil’s schemes.’ 6:11.

                     These things are not optional. Thay are essential, nothing less than the provision of God for the daily, life-long

     spiritual battles everyone who is on the Lord’s side will face. But all these thing – prayer included – we need to work at,

     we need to learn how best to employ, until that which is at first a discipline becomes a natural habit.

            All relationships need to be worked out in real life, and our relationship with God is no exception. But if we truly

     desire ‘to be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power’ we will not begrudge the effort we are called to make because

     our incentive will be the strongest incentive possible – love: love for the One who gave Himself for me/us. Love for the

     One who has graciously called me/us, ‘the faithful in Christ’ 1:1, to follow Him as His brother/sister, friend. The One

     who has ensured and assures that whatever today, tomorrow or the future brings, our God already has us seated the

     Christian with his/her Saviour 'in the heavenly realms.’ 2:6.


                                                   ‘Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.’ 6:24



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Graham Pulham





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