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Class 18: The Whole Armour of God!


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Part 2: Infused with His strength

(This is part 2 of 19 parts in this class)


In the world before we came to Christ, we habituated ourselves to living in our own strength. We had no idea there was any alternative. When our strength failed - as it invariably does - we turned to prescription or non-prescription drugs - legal or illegal!

Now in Christ we have His strength available! After coming to Christ it takes time to realise this. Yet every believer needs to switch over to Christ's strength. We all need to learn to live consistently, day by day in the strength Christ makes available to us. (The same is true of His power and we'll look at that later.)


In his letter to the Philippians Paul tells us about living in Christ's strength. He says,

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Phil.4:13 - NKJV


This verse is translated even more dynamically by Kenneth Wuest. His translation says,

I am strong for all things in the One who constantly infuses strength in me.

Phil.4:13 - Expanded Translation


So how are you going to be strong for wearing the whole armour of God? You'll be strong enough in the One who constantly infuses strength in you! You have two things to do then. First, set yourself permanently in Christ - like a branch has itself set in the tree. Second, let there be an infusing of strength into you from Christ - like the branch allows sap to flow in it from the tree. (See John 15:1-8.)

In practice, this means consistently building a daily, moment by moment, relationship with your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This is all about maintaining a living, vibrant communion with Him in prayer and over His word as you read it and meditate upon it daily.