See the strength of the Lord, mighty in battle. His arms make strength. His heart takes spirits of good and evil, and turns them toward Him. He’s looking for them. Every heartbeat alive and breathing, He’s warring for them to impart strength. To impart zeal. To impart love. To impart real fruits of His Spirit. God gives strength to everybody who asks for it. Seek Him and make Him the source of your strength.
Strong in you. The Lord is strong in you who love him and make Him King. His strength is yours. He makes you wake up from your sleep and charge the mountains crushing deep ends of the ocean with a chant. Sing His worth. Sing His promises. Sing His imminent Heaven revolving around the Son.
Strength revolves around the Son of God.
In 1 Chronicles 29, David blesses the Lord in front of all the people. This sets the tone for how to minister to the Lord. Loving God models His leadership, and it flows to the people.
“Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In Your hand are power and might, and in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.” 1 Chronicles 29:12
God gives strength to ALL.
He does not discriminate in who He bestows strength to.
“In Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all” David says. He knows who the source is. Who the King is. Who his God is. Who his hope is. Who his answers come from. For all people, God is the one fountain of wisdom.
Every resource flows from Jesus’ hands. The hands that bore the sins of every person carry the strength for every person, through His shed blood generating eternal life. He makes people “great.” He makes people “strong.” There is no need to deny these benefits in the midst of any season we may face. God says you are made perfect in Him and this will be continue to work out in our lives forever.
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
What is the day of Christ Jesus? The day He returns. The day He marries His bride and brings us into the holy Jerusalem to dwell with Him forever. Jesus is coming back, and while we wait, He gives us strength and makes us great for His namesake and glory, to show His glory in us.
“And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” Genesis 12:2
God makes his people great. It’s a natural occurence that results from being connected to Him, the highest God. You cannot be connected to God and remain the same. You ascend higher when you connect with Him. You mature. You grow. You glow. You improve. You strengthen. God constantly makes you into a beautiful vessel of His Spirit. So we bless His name and give Him back the honor He deserves.
King David esteems God’s presence in the presence of others. He makes His love for God public. So the people also feel comfortable expressing their love for God.
“Therefore David blessed the Lord in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head above all. ” 1 Chronicles 29:10–11
King David acknowledges the real King, the Lord. He makes it clear He is exalted over all. This is where strength comes from. When you exalt the Lord as King, you find strength in His presence with you.
David says, “You are exalted as head above all” instead of assuming he is head above all.
Kings of earth bow to Jesus, the King of Heaven. He is the one true King.
David lays down his own power to acknowledge the one true source of power, the Lord.
“Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28
Jesus serves. Jesus gives. Jesus imparts His Spirit into all who would come to Him and receive His love. Be revived in the presence of God.
You strength comes from dwelling in God’s presence. King David dwelled with the Lord in His presence and, thus, he has strength that far exceeds his own capacity. We need God’s strength in us. You have access to this!
“I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good besides You.” Psalm 16:2
The same king who prays in front of the people in 1 Chronicles 29 is the same king who attributes all glory to God in secret in Psalm 16. No matter where He is, He affirms the Lord is His Lord and King. He attributes all praise and glory to the Lord.
Kings need a King. They need Jesus. Jesus is God. Jesus is the King.
When Jesus is your king, you possess strength over everything that wages war against you. Nothing can halt you or overcome you, because you have a supernatural strength giving you the wherewithall to stand firm and resist the devil.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
This “divine power” Paul talks about is divine strength from God. Spiritual strength. Supernatural strength. Something you have access to. Claim it for yourself. If you want to destroy the strongholds in your life of addiction and negative thoughts, you need the strength of God. He gives you this strength when you ask Him and affirm who He is.
Kings gives credit to God for everything that is accomplished inside the kingdom. King David says, Lord we praise your glorious name for everything you are to us. And His Kingdom is blessed forever. Your ways will be blessed when you speak praise with your mouth unto God. This is where strength comes from. Praise with your mouth and let God’s strength be your strength.
“And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.”
1 Chronicles 29:13