// Read Ephesians 6:10-17 //
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Whatever will stand requires strength to stand; nothing stands without strength. This is why the Scripture says “be strong in the Lord” first in Ephesians 6:10 before “having done all, stand”. You cannot stand without strength. Standing is the starting point of progress; nothing walks runs or flies without standing first. Standing is a personal responsibility that you have to take. Nobody can stand for you with his own legs, It has to be with your own legs. Deal with the following anti-standing forces:
a. Initial problem of standing – Acts 3:2
b. Feeble knees – Hebrews 12:12-13
c. Eventualities unexpected situations – II Samuel 4:4
d. Forces in battle that make a man not to stand – Judges 1:6-7
PRAYER: Pray against these anti-standing force