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“Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power.” —Colossians 1:11
In Colossians 1:9-11, Paul prays for the Colossian believers and desires at one point that they be “strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power.” When you look at some of these words in the Greek, it really is amazing what Paul was believing for.
If he was believing for this, it must be possible!
Let’s look at a few words.
“Strengthened” means to make strong and confirm. The Greek word is “dunamoo.”
“Might” is the word “dunamis” and means many things: strength, power, ability, miracle power, moral power, excellence of soul, the influence of wealth, resources from numbers, the power by virtue of something’s nature. Literally Paul says, “dunamoo with all dunamis!”
“Power” is the Greek word “kratos.” It means force, strength, power, might, mighty with great power, and dominion.
So Paul is praying for believers to be made strong and confirmed in miracle and moral power, excellence of soul, etc., according to His glorious force, strength, power and dominion! Wow!
Have we really grasped all that God has made available to us? I doubt it. Is there any room for depression, fear, guilt and inferiority? No.
If we choose to believe that all of the resources of heaven are available to us by His grace, there will never be a need to shrink from victory in every circumstance.
“In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” —Romans 8:37