Word at Work April 8, 2017

Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-12

Ephesians 6:10-12 says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” The interesting thing about the first verse cited here is the progression of Greek words that are used. The word that begins this verse, “strong” is en-doo-nam-o-o. This verse goes on to say “…and in the power/kra-tos of His might/is-khoos.” Verse 12 has the second level of power so that all four levels of power are mentioned in this passage. In verse 12 the word for power is ex-oo-see-az which is our governmental authority. These verses conclude by saying, we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but we wrestle against all the different levels of demonic power and finally the spiritual host of wickedness in the heavenlies. That Greek word is kos-mo-krat-ore and means ‘world rulers of darkness.’ God ordained that we deal with this multidimensional power structure of the enemy with a key at our disposal. And that key is tongues. It is valuable to pray in tongues until the wisdom of God comes forth and directs us what to do. Isn’t it time that we begin to use it the way God intended. It was not optional in the early church, it was essential. It was absolutely necessary and scripture makes that clear. Have we lost sight of how important the gift of tongues is? The only way to walk victoriously through the end-times is to be fully prepared for the entire dimensions of God’s power that we are going to need! One key way to access it is through praying in tongues!

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