STAND! STAND! STAND!

IMG_2940by Tammy Phillips
April 22, 2020

Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withSTAND (which means stand against) in the evil day, and having done all, to STAND. STAND therefore… Ephesians 6:13,14 

Paul tells us in these verses to take hold of, receive, pick up and carry the whole armor of God so that we have the power to STAND, STAND, STAND in the evil day, the day of great trouble and pain.  This is the second time in Ephesians 6 that Paul  tells us to put on the whole armor, so that we can stand against the devil.  He tells us three times in two verses to stand using our armor, our “killer power suit.”  I do believe he is trying to get his point across.  Are we dressed to face and eliminate our enemy?  Our enemy will use anything to move us.  Our enemy will do anything to kill, steal and destroy us.  BUT GOD…tells us  to STAND.

Since we are told to stand so many times, let’s discover exactly what that means?

STAND (the Greek word histemi):
Abide
Be steadfast in mind
Confirm
Continue
Determined
Endure
Established
Get up
Fixed
Immovable
Make firm
Persist
Persevere
Remain
Resolute
Set in balance
Stand immutable
Stand prepared
Stand ready
Stand unharmed
Uphold

When lack comes, STAND.  When offense comes, STAND.  When pain comes, STAND.  When the plague comes, STAND.  When sickness comes, STAND.  When stress comes, STAND.  When temptation comes, stand.  When trials come, STAND.  When trouble comes, STAND.  When death comes, STAND.  When the enemy comes, STAND.

I enCOURAGE you to STAND, STAND, STAND!
Stand whole.  Stand healed.  Stand complete in Him.
Stand.

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