God is Able #1. “To make you stand firm in your faith.”

God is Able #1. “To make you stand firm in your faith.”

If Satan can’t knock us off our feet, he will keep us off our feet.

In fact, stand up for Jesus and expect to be put down. This is all part of the battle in which God makes you stand firm in your faith. Yes, and sometimes “struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:9).

God had spoken through His prophet. All Judah had to do was turn up to the battlefield and watch God defeat the sons of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir. King Jehoshaphat stood and said,

“Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the LORD your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed” (2 Chronicles 20:20).

What was Judah doing while God was causing their enemies to turn on each other? They were standing firm in faith as the singers sang, “Give thanks to the LORD, for His lovingkindness is everlasting” (2 Chronicles 20:21).

Jehoshaphat believed the prophet’s words and so must we. Nothing has changed between then and now. They feared being knocked down by stronger forces, and so do we. But, praise God, the prophet Jahaziel’s message is for us too:

‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15).

No one has the strength to stand against sin and temptation; all fall short of the glory of God. So, how can we stand for the fight?

“But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one” (2 Thessalonians 3:3).

That strength and protection is not away from the fight, it is FOR the fight.

“Therefore, take up the full armour of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm” (Ephesians 6:13).

John Staiger


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