In the Strength of His Might

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God.

Ephesians 6:10–11 NASB

Paul finished his letter to the church at Ephesus by instructing them concerning spiritual warfare. Acts 18–20 records the founding of the Ephesian church and the spiritual warfare which the believers faced. Those struggles came from the Jewish religious community and the occult religion of Diana which filled Ephesus. Those struggles produced riots against the believers who were being set free from Satan’s power through the power of God.

Paul gave clear instructions to the established church at Ephesus saying, “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might” (Ephesians 6:10 NASB). This was a clue that the battle was not over and that their victory would not be in their own strength but in the Lord’s strength. The battle is not over for us either. In fact, it won’t be over until the Lord comes. “Then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:8 KJV).