“I am the LORD, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me.”—Isaiah 45:5

Our Lord is cognizant of the conflict of His people in these last days with the satanic agencies combined with evil men and women who neglect and refuse this great salvation. With the greatest simplicity and candor our Saviour, the Mighty General of the armies of Heaven, does not conceal the stern conflict which they will experience. He points out the dangers, He shows us the plan of the battle, and the hard and hazardous work to be done, and then lifts His voice before entering the conflict to count the cost while at the same time He encourages all to take up the weapons of their warfare and expect the heavenly host to compose the armies to war in defense of truth and righteousness.

Humanity’s weakness shall find supernatural strength and help in every stern conflict to do the deeds of Omnipotence, and perseverance in faith and perfect trust in God will ensure success. While the vast confederacy of evil is arrayed against them He bids them to be brave and strong and fight valiantly, for they have a heaven to win, and they have more than an angel in their ranks, the mighty General of armies leads on the armies of heaven. As on the occasion of the taking of Jericho, not one of the armies of Israel could boast of exercising their finite strength to overthrow the walls of this city, but the Captain of the Lord’s Host planned that battle in the greatest simplicity, that the Lord God alone should receive the glory and human beings should not be exalted. God has promised us all power. “For the promise is unto you and your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call” (Acts 2:39).

It is not great talent that we want now, it is humble hearts and direct, consecrated, personal effort, watching, praying, working with all perseverance. The sins of the people may seem so offensive to God as to be invincible, but Christ has sent His representative, the Holy Spirit, surrounding His living agents who are employed to pierce the ignorance with the bright beams of the Son of Righteousness. His voice will give assurance, “Lo I am with you alway, even to the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20). The fact is to be ever kept before us, we are carrying forward the warfare in the presence of an invisible world.—Letter 51, 1895.

Further Reflection: My weakness will find supernatural strength in every stern conflict to do the deeds of Omnipotence. What deeds of Omnipotence do I want to do for God today?

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Jesus, Name Above All Names