“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.”Ephesians 6:13
What does it mean; “having done ALL, to STAND”? Some of us out here know because we have been in a battle so fierce that eventually we have fought long enough to find out.The sixth chapter of Ephesians is all about spiritual warfare and the weapons to use and the way to fight. It is a very active chapter and we have plenty to chew on that is useful when we receive an onslaught from the devil, who is the enemy of our souls.
We beat back the enemy with the whole armor of God but what if nothing works? We are being warned in these five little words that there are times when that will seem to be the case.We have prayed and praised, fasted and inquired, spoken the Word of God, humbled ourselves, searched for obstacles, launched a counter attack – yes, all that and more! Now we are tired and confused and we wonder how long we can hold on. Many of us will ask the question, ” Should I continue in the fight?”
This is the place where many of us fall by the wayside, throw our weapons down and surrender from God’s service.When nothing else is left, there is still one more thing to do and it is a powerful thing: STAND. We should never underestimate our power when we simply stand. It means we are not giving up and we won’t run away or surrender the fight.
There may be times when you feel that you have NO weapons left, but be determined NOT to leave the field. At least not until you have done ALL to STAND! So whats next? Throw down your weapons in surrender? Or stand? Its your call!