The Book of Ephesians: Christ is Mine Forevermore.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” (Ephesians 6:10 (ESV)

The believer’s engagement in spiritual war is not an isolated doctrine within the New Testament Scriptures. The Christian’s struggle with the world, the flesh and the devil is extensively addressed not only in the four gospels, but also in the NT epistles and in the Book of Revelation.

The subject of spiritual warfare is also found in the church’s hymns and in worship songs. Here is but a sampling of some familiar titles.

Not by Might, Not by Power; The Battle Belongs to the Lord, Jamie Owens-Collins, (c) 1985, Fairhill Music;  A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Martin Luther, Frederick Hedge); There Is None Like You; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; Mighty Warrior (by Debbye Graafsma, (c) 1983 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music ); Shout to the Lord with a Voice of Triumph; Shout to the Lord!; Wounded Soldier, by Danny Daniels , (c) 1985 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing; I Walk by Faith, by Chris Falson (c) 1990, 1999, Maranatha Praise Inc.; Greater Is He That Is in Me, by Larry Wolfe, (c) 1973, Lanny Wolfe Music; Power in the Blood.

A recent worship song concerning spiritual warfare is entitled Christ is Mine Forevermore.It is by the worship artist CityAlight, from their album Only a Holy God. I encourage you to meditate today upon the following lyrics.   

Mine are days that God has numbered
I was made to walk with Him
Yet I look for worldly treasure
And forsake the King of kings

But mine is hope in my Redeemer
Though I fall, His love is sure
For Christ has paid for every failing
I am His forevermore

Mine are tears in times of sorrow
Darkness not yet understood
Through the valley I must travel
Where I see no earthly good

But mine is peace that flows from Heaven
And the strength in times of need
I know my pain will not be wasted
Christ completes his work in me

Mine are days here as a stranger
Pilgrim on a narrow way
One with Christ I will encounter
Harm and hatred for His name

But mine is armour for this battle
Strong enough to last the war
And He has said He will deliver
Safely to the golden shore

And mine are keys to Zion city
Where beside the King I walk
For there my heart has found its treasure
Christ is mine forevermore

Come rejoice now, O my soul
For His love is my reward
Fear is gone and hope is sure
Christ is mine forevermore

Have a blessed day as you engage in the holy war.

Soli deo Gloria!   

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