Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. And be strong, all you people of the land, declares the LORD. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage.
Be strong. Ephesians and the surpassing greatness of His power to us who believe. He displayed this power in the working of His mighty strength, 2 Timothy You therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
If anyone serves, he should serve with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory and the power forever and ever. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Give up your use of threats, because you know that He who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him.
Treasury of Scripture Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. And if you are in the middle of a severe trial, then God will release His anointing through you so you can make it all the way through the trial with a complete victory if that is how God will want it to turn out.
In this life there will be some trials that will come your way and God will simply tell you to sit back and do absolutely nothing on your end. God will do all of the work for you. However, there will be other times that God will ask you to march onto the battlefield and take the storm cloud head on, operating under His anointing to be able to do so. David had to literally march out on the battlefield and take Goliath head on in order to be able to defeat him. God did not ask him to sit on the sidelines.
God told him to march out and face his enemy head on. And when he did, God anointed him with His power to be able to defeat this evil blasphemous giant with one perfectly, well-placed blow. And in the same way, God can anoint you right in the middle of your own personal battles just like He did with David since He is no respecter of persons. In many of the trials that will come your way in this life, you will need to take some specific steps on your end to get the problem resolved. You will need to take some kind of direct action.
First, I will give you some major power verses from the Bible showing you that God can literally anoint you with His divine power for any kind of storm cloud you may have to face in this life. Many Christians miss what God is wanting to do for them once He releases His anointing upon them. Having the knowledge on the specific things that will occur for you once God releases His anointing for you will really help you in being able to recognize the anointing once it does come up on you.
And then from there, actually work with it so you can fully accomplish what God will want you to do on your end. Here are some of the most powerful verses in all of the Bible showing us that God can literally anoint us with His divine power to be able to take on any type of adverse situation that may come our way in this life.
Study these verses very carefully, and get them worked into your mind and your spirit so you will be fully ready to go to war if any storm cloud should ever come knocking on your door. These verses really need to be meditated on and chewed on so you can fully grasp what the Lord is trying to tell you with these extremely powerful verses. All of these verses are a real mouthful, as they are giving us major revelation that God can literally anoint us with His divine power for any battle that could ever come our way in this life.
And if God is going to anoint us with His divine power to take on any type of storm cloud in this life, then we should have no fear of any trial, no matter how bad and how severe that trial may seem at the outset. David had no fear when walking out to take on Goliath. Eagles of the sky have no fear when they are seen flying right through the middle of severe storm clouds or taking on other animals who are twice their size. In the same way, we should be just like King David and an eagle of the sky and be willing to take on any storm clouds that may come our way in this life with the same intensity, boldness, and courage.
In other words, God will tell you what to do, what to say, give you all of the favor you will need with the different players who will be involved in the trial, along with giving you His divine protection, power, courage, and stamina so you can make it all the way to the end of the trial with a complete victory if that is how God will want it to turn out. Now here is a breakdown on each of the above so you can see exactly how far God will be willing to work with you right in the middle of any type of trial you may have to go through in this life — no matter how bad and how severe the trial may end up being.
If God does not protect you during some of these heavier types of trials, then you may never make it to the end of the trial.
So without question, the very first thing you will need from the Lord is His divine protection so He can keep you in one piece as you journey through the trial. The second thing you are going to need from the Lord is His strength, courage, and boldness so you can take the trial head on like David did with Goliath. Many Christians let the trial defeat them right at the outset all due to major fear hitting them — and this is all before God even has a chance to show up with His anointing to get the job done for them. Depending on the severity of the trial, you may at first start out by literally shaking in your boots.
Just the thought of having to go through the trial will send major shock waves through you, almost paralyzing you to death with fear. I have personally felt this numerous times with the Lord over the years during some of the personal trials I have been through. The other thing you will pick up when God starts to release His strength, courage, and boldness through you, is that there will at times be a noticeable increase in your physical energy levels.
And once God increases your physical energy levels, you will feel like you could go all day long. This increase in your physical energy levels will occur during some of the more heated moments in the trial when you will really need it. So again, watch for all of this to occur with the Lord if He is asking you go through any type of a bad trial in this life.
Here are several key power verses from the Bible that will show you that God can literally give you His strength, boldness, and courage when you will really need it in this life. If you are ever forced to take on a heavier type of trial in this life, print these verses out and really meditate and chew on each one of them, as they will all help you believe that God can really impart some of His own divine strength, boldness and courage in you so you can take your storm cloud head on and with full force like David did with Goliath.
As we all know, trials can last anywhere from one day to several weeks, months, or possibly years. And again, this will be patience, stamina, and endurance that will be coming direct from God through the Holy Spirit.
So again, look for God to give you this kind of divine power right in the middle of any type of bad trial that you may have to face in this life. The next thing you are going to need from the Lord is His divine knowledge and wisdom on what specific steps you will need to take during the different parts of the trial. Not only will God give you His divine protection, strength, and courage, but He will also guide you as to what specific action and steps you will need to take on your end.
God is not only all-powerful, but He is also all-knowing, which means that He will always have perfect knowledge and wisdom on how to handle any type of trial that may come our way in this life. As such, we really need to learn how to rely on it if we want to have any hope of being able to make it all the way through the trial with any type of victory. Mary sets a wonderful example of the right attitude. For Mary, the Lord is with her Luke , within her v. While, of course, Mary is unique as the mother of Jesus, all believers can know this same connection with the Lord.
Whatever circumstances we face, we need not fear. The King is with us. Second, the Holy Spirit is within us. As the Holy Spirit came upon Mary Luke , to bring about a physical birth, so the Holy Spirit comes upon us, to bring about a spiritual birth. Third, the King is over us.
She is the model of faith. In the greatest and most decisive act of faith in history she offered herself to God as a clean page on which he could write what he wanted. Lord, help us to focus on the real battle and unite around the King: our Saviour, Messiah and Son of God. The battles of life need not intimidate you. In Exodus we see Israel as a liberated people.
In Leviticus we see Israel as a holy people. In Numbers we see Israel as a fighting force. In the chapters for today we see a military emphasis that sets the tone for the whole book. When we read this through the lens of Jesus, we see that the Christian life is a spiritual battle. We are liberated by the cross.
We have been made holy but we have a battle on our hands. As the people of God in the Old Testament prepared for their battles, so too do we need to be prepared. Leadership is key in every level and section of society.
Parents are leaders in the home. Teachers are leaders in schools. We need good leadership in the church, marketplace, judiciary, government, media, arts, and so on. When people live together in community, jobs have to be assigned, leaders appointed, inventories kept.