Spiritual weakness has no season. Its existence doesn’t have to be because there is one that is mighty—mightier.
Psalms 89: 15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.17 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.18 For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
This reminds us what God can be if we’d just let him. When we consider our strength it is not what we think. This is not a new time. Things are changing but some things never change. Satan doesn’t change. Sin doesn’t change. Because of the fall we have an Adam nature full of shortcomings. Every generation leaves this world and passes the troubles and trials to the next generation. I’m thankful for the saved who’ve left it behind. Every trial that comes as a product of sin has a Savior. There is a God mightier than any sin, any devil, any trouble or trial. We can lay our help on him. When we consider the world we see how we fall victim to society and spiritual wickedness in high places.
Amos 5:12 says for I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right. We look at some sins as little or common. They may be common, but they are dangerous. The devil is nothing to be reckoned with. Sin still destroys the soul and can afflict the righteous. It can get you down and defeat you if you let it. We don’t have the mental or physical strength in ourselves, or the resources, to combat it. Don’t take your adversary lightly. Don’t take temptations lightly. Don’t take the evil in this world lightly. Never say it won’t happen to me. It can. It will because troubles and trials come as a side effect of the condition of our flesh.
There is one mightier. We can trust him. There have been many who were mighty. They were, but now they are dead and gone—mighty no more. It was laid down. We may have some might but we are small compared to sin. The original sin was not Adam and Eve. Lucifer wanted to topple God and took one third of the angels with him to try it. He didn’t get far. They were all cast out of heaven to the earth. Now they are determined to do all they can against God. That’s why we face evil every day. It is present all around us, but God is present in a greater way. There isn’t a place we won’t find evil, but there is one mightier. You can’t run from God. The devil can’t be in the heart of the saved unless we allow him to defeat us. No one deserves to be on the throne of our heart but Jesus Christ. Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. He that is in the world is going to the lake of fire. In this upside down world Jesus can keep our heart right side up. With Jesus all goes well on the inside.
The devil’s time is short. You may lose your hair and your teeth. As we lose ground age-wise the devil does too. Is God’s time short? Is he getting old? No! He’s from everlasting to everlasting. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the same forever. The devil will have his end in the fire as will all those who refuse God and die in their sins. Don’t you get tired of the world and the workings of Satan? The devil started pouring it on when we got saved. There is one who endured the cross and arose the third day. We can lay our help on him. He’ll come through because he is mightier.
Amos 5:8-9 says seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name: That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress. Are you up against a fortress? Sin? Defeat? Temptations? Whatever it is Amos reminds us to lay our help on the Lord. He made the universe. He turns on night and day and will pull you from the holds of Satan.
Ephesians 3:20 says now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. What do you need to lay on the Lord? He is mightier.