WHAT IS NEXT WHEN I STAND?
After you stand,there will be another punch coming to make sure you go down again else you will be a threat to the opposition because of what you carry.1 John 4:4, Colossians 1:27
Be alert and on your guard; stand firm in your faith (your conviction respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, keeping the trust and holy fervor born of faith and a part of it). Act like men and be courageous; grow in strength! 1 Corinthians 16:13
God will never command you without empowering you to do.So if He says ” Act like men and be courageous; grow in strength!”,it means He’s in you helping you to be courageous but you must respect man’s relationship with God(daily fellowship) to connect with His power to be courageous and fit for the fight after you are up and standing.
How do i grow in strength to be fit for the battle? A wise man [is] strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. Proverbs 24:5
This is when you are able to know the way made in every temptation to flee. 1 Corinthians 10:13
For you to know the way,you need to know the schemes or strategy of the enemy through God’s word to punch him back not in the air but right where it will hurt him. 1 Corinthians 9:26
It’s noteworthy to know that the enemy never gives up,he will be gone only for a season. Like 4:13
That is why we are to be watchful to abide in Him(light) for any exposure of incoming punch(darkness and temptation).
Whenever you get a beating or a heavy punch right where it hurts,(weakness) then your strength is small. Proverbs 24:10
The open scripture tells us to grow in strength when we are up to arm ourselves with the sword of the Spirit to know the opponents schemes.2 Corinthians 2:11
So, keep your head up. You’ll lose a few encounters but don’t quit the fight,get up,stand and remember that you’ve already won the war. Romans 8:37
Your trials,temptations and struggles are not unique because every believer is facing the same opposition but it’s noteworthy to know who we are in Christ Jesus. 1 Peter 5:8,1 Corinthians 10:13
Finally,stay strong with new strength daily knowing what happens to you as a born again Christian does not define you but your real identity is found in Christ,know the in Christ realities and make them your confession.
So you may boldly say at the end,
I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
Keep the faith.