Friday, January 06, 2012


“God can overcome His enemies without help from anyone, but His saints cannot so much as defend the smallest outpost without His strong arm.”

The strength of an earthly general relies in his troops, but the strength of the army of God’s people, or holy ones as scripture calls us is the Lord Himself. is God alone.

“One of God's names is "the Strength of Israel" (1 Samuel 15:29).  David is an example of one who knew God’s strength. He wrote, "Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight" (Psalm 144:1). The Lord is likewise your strength in your war against sin and Satan.”

We have a choice in every action we take, Do we trust God or not. "Without me ye can do nothing" (John 15:5). Paul put it this way: "Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God" (2 Corinthians 3:5). “We saints have a reservoir of grace, yet it lies like water at the bottom of a well and will not ascend with all our pumping. First God must prime it with His awakening grace. Then it will gush forth.”

Paul says, "To will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not" (Romans 7:18). Both the will to do and the action which follows are of God. "It is God which works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Philippians 2:13). God is at the bottom of the ladder, and at the top also, the Author and Finisher, assisting the soul at every rung in its ascent to any holy action. “ 

The majority of today’s material is from our book.
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