That Ye May Be Able Stand Against The Wiles Of The devil.” Ephesians 6: 11 KJV
“Be strong in the Lord and the Power of His Might.” Verse 10
Be fearless, be courageous, intrepid, stand firm. You have the Holy Spirit of God Almighty. If the whole world is against you and you have God standing on your side, you are in the majority.
“Be strong and of good courage.” Joshua 1:5 Put on the whole armor of God and DON’T TAKE IT OFF. satan likes to instill fear. Be fearless. Look at the world and how afraid it is because those in charge are perpetuating that fear. Why? Because they are AFRAID. satan perpetuates fear…why? Because he is afraid. He is afraid of God. He is afraid of you and me.
John Wayne, the actor, once said, “Courage is being afraid and saddling up anyway.” We are not to be afraid. Why? Because God said so. He is on our side always, forever. He is relentless in His devotion and love toward us. His love is as relentless as the waves in the ocean. RELENTLESS.
If you look at the first chapter of Joshua, God repeats His admonition to Joshua to be strong and courageous four times in Joshua 1 to instill it into Joshua’s mind that He is with him and not to be afraid. God comes out and says in verse 9: “Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersover thou goest.” If you need proof of God’s power, look into the night’s sky and tell yourself that not only did He create every star in the universe, which He also created, but He named them. Stars you can’t even see He named. That’s enormous power…way beyond anything we can possibly imagine. I’m flabbergasted when I think of it and the fact that He even chose me stuns me.
So put on your armor and stand up! Be courageous and be strong. You are a soldier in the Army of Almighty God. Drawer your sword. Be not afraid.