Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
— Ephesians 6:10
Could you use some extra strength today? I want to draw your attention to the word “strong” in Ephesians 6:10. It is the Greek word endunamao, a compound of the words en and dunamis. The word en means in. The word dunamis means explosive strength, ability, and power. It’s where we get the word dynamite.
Thus, this word endunamao presents the picture of an explosive power that is being deposited into some type of container, vessel, or other form of receptacle. The very nature of this word endunamao means that there necessarily must be some type of receiver for this power to be deposited into.
This is where we come into the picture! We are specially designed by God to be the receptacles of divine power. When Paul tells us to be strong in the Lord, he is essentially saying, “Receive a supernatural, strengthening, internal deposit of power into your inner man.” God is the Giver, and we are the receptacles into which this power is to be deposited.
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Paul knew you and I would desperately need supernatural power in order to successfully combat the attacks the enemy would bring against us. That’s why he urges us to open our spirits, souls, and bodies to God so we can receive this supernatural strength.
Ephesians 6:10 could be translated to mean:
“…Be infused with supernatural strength and ability.…”
“…Be empowered with this special touch of God’s strength.…”
“…Receive this inner strengthening.…”
God wants you and me to have this supernatural strength and ability! We are the special receptacles or containers He created to possess this phenomenal power. Think of how wonderful it is that God specially fashioned you and me to be the containers for the power of God!
So if you’re feeling a need for extra strength today, open your heart right now and allow God to give you a fresh infilling of His explosive, Holy Spirit power!
My Prayer for Today
Lord, it is clear that You want me to be filled with Your power and strength today, so I open my heart right now and ask You to fill me with Your Spirit. Thank You for creating me to be the receptacle for this wonderful power — and by faith, I receive a fresh infilling of Your Spirit right now!
I pray this in Jesus’ name!
My Confession for Today
I declare by faith that I am filled with the Spirit of God. I am specially made by God to be the container of the Holy Spirit. He lives in me; He fills me; and He empowers me to conquer every attack that the devil tries to bring against me. God knew I needed this power and therefore gave it to me. I boldly confess that I am FILLED with the supernatural, wonder-working, and dynamic power of the Holy Spirit!
I declare this by faith in Jesus’ name!
Questions to Answer
1. Do you feel a need for more strength and power in your life today?
2. Have you asked the Lord to refill you with the power of the Holy Spirit? Why don’t you take a few minutes right now to open your heart and let the Lord fill you with a new surge of divine power?
3. What steps can you take today to avail yourself to a special touch of the Holy Spirit’s strength?