Harvest Ministries; Greg Laurie – The Christian’s Power Base

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 

—Ephesians 6:10


Ephesians 6:10 

God is omnipotent. God is omniscient. And God is omnipresent.

On the other hand, Satan is none of those things. Although he is a spirit being and has demons doing his dirty work, he is far from God’s equal. He has clear limits on his power.

God, however, can do anything that He wants to do, anywhere, and at any time. While God is omniscient, Satan doesn’t know all things. His knowledge, though vast, is still limited. In addition, he can only be in one place at one time.

Meanwhile, God can be present everywhere at the same time.

Satan is not the equal of God. And he wants to stop us from doing what God wants us to do.

The apostle Paul wrote, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12 NLT).

We are in a spiritual battle against the devil and his demons, who seek to hinder God’s purposes and extend Satan’s power.

When the enemy is attacking, it should cause us to turn to the protective care of Jesus and cling to Him all the tighter, like a small child who clings to a parent when danger is near.

We must realize that in our own strength, we are no match for the devil. He is far more powerful than we are. That’s why we need to turn to God for help and strengthen ourselves in Him.

Satan recognizes that our power base is in our relationship with God. Thus, he will do everything he can to separate us from the Lord. The only thing the devil fears is the power of the risen Lord Jesus Christ. That’s why we must stand in God’s strength and not our own.

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