By His Grace Be Strong

Grace in Action: Be Strong in The Lord.

In this dream it seemed that another minister and I were walking on some kind of parade ground or ball field.

There were stands on either side of us. As we were walking along talking, the man jumped and exclaimed, "Look!"
I turned and saw two ferocious, roaring lions. The man started running. I started running with him. Then I stopped and told him we were too far away from the stands to reach safety. We'd never escape those lions.
I stopped dead still, turned around, and went back to meet the lions. They came toward me with their fangs bared, roaring.

I was trembling. I told them, "I resist you in the Name of Jesus. In Jesus' Name you can't hurt me." I just stood there. They ran right up to me like a couple of kittens, sniffed around my ankles, and finally frolicked off, paying no attention to me.

Then I woke up. I knew exactly what God was saying to me. The Scripture in First Peter 5 came to me. It says, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith___" (vv. 8,9).

The physical battle I had been fighting was won right then. Instantly the symptoms disappeared and I was all right. I had stood my ground.

I wouldn't give in. I had won.

Ephesians 6:10 says, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might." Many people read that verse and think the Lord is telling them to be strong in themselves. But the Scripture doesn't say a word about being strong in yourself. It says to be strong in the Lord.

"I don't know whether I can make it or not," people say.

Certainly you can make it. Don't even think about it. Be strong in the Lord. Be strong in the power of His might, not your power or might.

Believers Authority
by Kenneth E. Hagin