August 15, 2022     7:39 am
350. Week of Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity - Saturday
Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
          Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.   Ephesians 6:10
          Strong you must be, Christian, or you will be lost; for your enemies are strong. And since with power of yours nothing can be done, you must be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the armour, take up the weapons of offence and defence which God supplies that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil, yes, of the devil. For we Christians wrestle not only against enemies of flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of sin in this world, against the wicked spirits that set themselves between us and heaven. Therefore, O Christian, take up the whole armour which God provides, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. Stand ready; enter the lists of spiritual warriors, having your loins girt about with truth, having your breast protected with the breast-plate of righteousness in your walk and conversation, and your feet shod, prepared to run the way which the Gospel of peace maps out for you. In short, be a true Christian in the power of the Holy Spirit. For if the devil notices that you are dishonest and addicted to a sin, he will soon inflict a fatal wound upon you. But above all, take the shield of faith, of faith in your Saviour, Jesus Christ, a faith kindled within you, and made strong and an impenetrable shield by the Holy Spirit. With this you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. For if you hold this faith, God dwells within you and encamps round about you. And cover your head with the helmet of salvation, the helmet of the joyous, certain, and confident hope of victory and of eternal salvation. And then lay about you boldly with the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and against which no devil can stand. Yes, one little word can fell him. And cry, pray, cry to God to help you! The victory will be yours.
          PRAYER: - O God, Heavenly Father, You know the danger I am in, You know my enemies, You know my inability. Therefore I heartily beseech You that You would arm me with Your Word and Your Holy Spirit, that I may be strong in You and in the power of Your might, that in the evil hour I may be able to stand, and to carry the day, and to obtain eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour. Amen.

Third Part : The Christian's Life and Death
August 15, 2022     7:39 am