Eph. 6:10 – And Finally…Lock N’ Load
Eph. 6:10 NIV
10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”
Paul knew evil….
He knew evil. Paul had experience with evil on an intimate level that you and I cannot begin to imagine. Paul knew what it looked like, what it felt like, sounded, smelled and tasted like.
In Paul’s final notes to his letter to the Ephesian church, he warns the church “so that when the day of evil comes (V.13)”, knowing that they would face the challenges of the rulers, authorities and powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. He knew there were dark forces coming in the days ahead.
In these few words of verse 10, he encourages and instructs the church to find their strength to stand firm against these forces in the mighty power of the Lord. Knowing that the strength they needed can only come from one resource. Not any earthly resource, but a spiritual one. Not a resource they could build or create, dig out of the ground, or forge in a fire. The only place they would find the strength they’d need in these coming days is in the “mighty power” or God.
Something we need to come to understand, is that in every single second on this earth, we are surrounded by a realm that we cannot see, hear or feel. One that is engaged in a constant battle for our souls. While we may not be aware of it, it is happening. We need to study and take heed to Paul’s words here and be strong in the Lord’s mighty power for when these days come.
If we are not preparing ourselves for battle, we’re preparing ourselves for defeat.
Lock N’ Load Brothers & Sisters!