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Who's the Strong Man?
21 When a Strong Man, armed to the teeth, stands guard in his front yard, his property is safe and sound.
22 But what if a Stronger Man comes along with superior weapons?
Then he's beaten at his own game, the arsenal that gave him such confidence hauled off, and his precious possessions plundered.
23 This is war, and there is no neutral ground.
If you're not on my side, you're the enemy; if you're not helping, you're making things worse.
The Message Bible
Have you ever questioned why some really destructive things have happened in your life?
Have you ever blamed God for these happenings?
This Strong Man who Jesus talks about in the above scripture is the one who is really responsible for the terrible things that have happened to you, for which you have been blaming God.
In the time before you established your relationship with God, your life was the property that the Strong Man kept under his power.
He understands that you now belong to the Lord Jesus, but his view is that he was there first and no one is going to unseat him from your life.
However, what the Strong Man doesn't understand is that there is the Stronger Man: He is the One to whom you have now surrendered your life.
The Stronger Man is the Lord Jesus Christ.
When you yield your life to Him, Jesus begins to take away the Strong Man's ability to hold your life in bondage. However, Jesus needs your full co-operation to bring this freedom into your life.
Lord Jesus, I understand that You are the Stronger Man in my life.
Today I surrender to You, everything I have so far held back from giving to YOu.
I rest my whole life in Your hands and I want You to know that I trust You fully.
Thank You for giving me this opportunity to be free.
Hope we can get together again tomorrow, God willing.
Meanwhile, have a great day walking with the Lord!