[x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h4″ looks_like=”h4″]It’s sad to say this but it appears to me that many of our end-time believers are spiritual weaklings.[/x_custom_headline]
What I mean by this is, that they are often pushovers and easily defeated by the schemes of the devil. And I’ve noticed that far too many believers have become nothing more than the devil’s personal doormat that he wipes his ugly, grimy feet on continually.
Christians are not supposed to be weak; they are supposed to be strong in the Lord. And what’s more, we are supposed to be growing from one degree of strength to another. Look at this set of verses from Psalm 84, and you will see what I mean.
[x_blockquote cite=”Psalm 84:4-7 KJV” type=”left”]“4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. 5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. 6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. 7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.” [/x_blockquote]
Did you notice in the verse above that you and I are supposed to grow from strength to strength? That sounds like we are on a journey to me. We are traveling to higher heights and deeper depths with the Lord continually. At least, that is what we are supposed to be doing. And every day of this journey, we are to be growing stronger and stronger in the Lord.
Yesterday’s strength isn’t enough. We are in a new day with new challenges to overcome. Weak Christians are not overcomers, they are the ones who are being overcome. Weak Christians don’t enjoy the thrill of victory, only the agony of defeat. They are not the conquerors, they are the conquered. But God never intended for it to be that way.
[x_blockquote cite=”Ephesians 6:10, 12 KJV” type=”left”]“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”[/x_blockquote]
Evil spirits don’t obey the commands of weak Christians. Being strong in the Lord makes a champion out of you. Being weak makes you cowardly. As I stated above, if you are a weakling, you become a doormat for the devil. There are no weak Christians taking ground for the Kingdom of God. Instead of running the race that the Lord has set for them, they run off from every form of adversity they face in life. You must understand that being weak and weary will cause you to have the mentality of a quitter, and not of a winner.
[x_blockquote cite=”Hebrews 12:1-3 KJV” type=”left”]“1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”[/x_blockquote]
Being overloaded with the weights and sins and pressures in your life, will make you a weak Christian. Any unnecessary baggage that you are carrying will drain all of the strength out of you, and leave you vulnerable to the enemy.
If you are a weak Christian, it is because you haven’t done what you need to do to be strong in the Lord. Strong Christians faithfully attend church. Christians who insist on lugging around needless baggage are filled with excuses for why they do not faithfully attend. In fact, it may very well be that making excuses is the excess baggage that is dragging you down.
Strong Christians read their Bibles and pray every day. However, the overloaded crowd doesn’t do these things because they have too many other things on their minds.
Growing and developing a genuine personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ will be sacrificed if you insist on dragging along a wearisome load on your Christian journey. Knowing God intimately is a key to being strong in the Lord and overcoming adversity.
[x_blockquote cite=”Daniel 11:32 AMP” type=”left”]“And such as violate the covenant he shall pervert and seduce with flatteries, but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God].”[/x_blockquote]
It will only be those who are strong in the Lord who will be doing great exploits for God in these last days. Will you be one of them? Will you make this journey from one degree of strength to a greater degree of strength? I sure hope you will. Because there is no reason to remain a doormat for the devil for even one more day.