10 February 2020


By John Ollis

We love the Word of God because as we spend time reading and meditating on it, it always bring challenge and especially encouragement to us. I want to take two verses today and link them together, and let them be a word a of encouragement to us.
Daniel 11:32 AMP .O.T.the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God].
NLT But the people who know their God will be strong and will resist him.(the enemy).
MESSAGE those who stay courageously loyal to their God will take a strong stand.
The key is KNOWING,  this is not a mental knowing, but an intimate knowing and vital relationship with the Lord.


Daniel  tells us that when we really know God, we tap into God’s STRENGTH, and this gives us the ability to RESIST the enemy. The MESSAGE  describes the knowing as being COURAGEOUSLY LOYAL, so we must work at constantly seeking to know the Lord more and more despite the opposition. and as Paul says in Eph. 6:13 NKJV Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.
The other verse  is Psalm 108:13 AMP. O.T. Through and with God we shall do valiantly, for He it is Who shall tread down our adversaries.
NLT With God’s help we will do mighty things, for He will trample down our foes.
MESSAGE .In God we’ll do our very best ;He’ll  flatten the opposition for good.
May we really get the message, we cannot deal with our enemies ourselves, and stop trying to win the battle using our often carnal methods. What a promise  He will do MIGHTY THROUGH US, and tread on and walk all over our enemies.  Our God will FLATTEN THE OPPOSITION FOR GOOD.
Do you want to do great exploits for God, then spend more time in His presence, learn to live the “surrendered life” and see our enemies dealt with, and see the purposes of God fulfilled in and through our lives amen.