Sermon Series

The Laws of the Spirit Lesson 10 The Law of Strenght

[jwplayer config=”HD Player” mediaid=”2288″]This series is based on Rom 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.  NKJV     Unfortunately many people are unaware of these laws that dominate people’s lives. If we work in agreement with the Law of the Spirit of Life, we will prosper.  If we work against the Law of the Spirit of Life , then the Law of Sin and Death begins to work in our life.  The good news is that when we understand these spiritual laws we are then able to make the right choice.

Live according to the Word of God and the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus will give you strength day by day . However, if you live according to the desires of the flesh and natural mind the Law of Sin and Death will bring  weakness, and failure into your life.Ps 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life;

Of whom shall I be afraid? NKJV

Hab 3:19 The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like deer’s  feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]! { Obstacles }   AMP

Job learned this spiritual truth and profited from it, and it made him wealthy, and protected him from the enemy.

Job 1:1 THERE WAS a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who [reverently] feared God and abstained from and shunned evil [because it was wrong].  8 And the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who [reverently] fears God and abstains from and shuns evil [because it is wrong]? 9 Then Satan answered the Lord, Does Job [reverently] fear God for nothing?

10 Have You not put a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have conferred prosperity and happiness upon him in the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. AMP

The command is to be strong in the Lord,  not in our own ability.

Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. NKJV

John 5:30 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.  NKJV

The secret to being strong in the Lord is to surrender yourself to Him, to His Word, and to His Spirit.

Ps 91:1  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Divine protection and your defense.

3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

Strength during seasons of spiritual warfare

5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.  7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.

Strength to resist the enemy

9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,

10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

Angelic assistance

11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Strength to challenge the enemy in battle

13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

Strength through delegated authority

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. NKJV

The rewards for remaining strong in the Lord

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble;

I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”   NKJV

Remember, walking in the Lord’s strength is walking in faith, obedience, and holiness.

2 Cor 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. NKJV

Prov 10:29  The way of the Lord is strength for the upright, NKJV

Prov 24:5 The wise are mightier than the strong,  and those with knowledge { of God’s Word } grow stronger and stronger. NLT

Remember, our strength is in our relationship with the Lord.

Isa 30:15 This is what the Sovereign Lord,  the Holy grief Grief Israel, says: “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.  NLT

Dan 11:32 And such as violate the covenant he shall pervert and seduce with flatteries, { those who are weak in the faith}  but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God].  AMP

John 17:1 Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,  2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.  3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.  NKJV

Don’t allow anything to distract you from the relationship, for in it is your strength!

Luke 10:40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”  41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.  42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”  NKJV