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Take Up Your Cross November 19th 2014

Do you wear a girdle?

It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. (Psalms 18:32 KJV)

“God that girdeth me with strength…” brings to mind the supporting strength of wearing a girdle.  A girdle, staunchly supports the middle portion of the waist and hips by a belt or cord woven about the waist and hips tightly.  A girdle was worn, usually by ladies in times of past history, not commonly worn today.  The girdle served as a sash for support; keeping the tummy and thighs girded or bound close to their body giving the appearance of a more uniform and supple physique.
The strength of God envelopes the spiritually quickened person; arming him or her with a sheath of strength that cannot be broken or intruded upon because it is of His supernatural strength; unlike our natural faltering or wavering human strength.  His strength fits upon mankind as a girdle; tightly arming man for inevitable supernatural spiritual battles often faced while sojourning upon this earth.

Not only does His strength surround us preparing us for these battles but He makes our way perfect.  If mankind were left to summon up their own strength they would be overcome quickly in the heat of battle falling away in defeat at the first skirmishes of any spiritual war.His outer strength was essential in battles in the Old Testament.  There was not a permanent inner residing of the Holy Spirit in man in the Old Testament.  We have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit today which continually works on our behalf from the inside; along with outer girding of strength.  God envelopes man in full combat gear; a spiritual armor with a skin tight fit around our heart inwardly and outwardly for any battles we may face.

The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit within us is greater than any spirit of the world:

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4 KJV)

takeupyourcrossredocmclearAre you blanketed in victory with God in your heart and wrapped about you tightly in this world?

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