Our Focal Scripture unveils a phase in the story of Israel which unfolded after Ehud died. Ehud’s death was followed by evil doing on the part of the children of Israel. Ehud died, and they suddenly drifted from the tenets that God Himself set for them. Ehud seemed to have been the brain behind their walk with God, he was the bedrock of their intimacy with God; he died, and they deviated.
Ehud means strength or power. So ‘strength’ died, and the children of Israel could not continue to please God. ‘Power’ died, and they lost the capacity to do what was right in God’s sight. The death of ‘strength’ marked the beginning of their derailment from the pathway God set for them. Strength died, and they could not continue in obedience and consecration to God.
Friend, did you know that you could have good intentions, and yet lack the power to fulfill your good intentions? Did you know that you could desire to live for Jesus, and have a healthy prayer life, and yet be unable to do so because the power is not available to you? Did you know that the death of the strength in you could mark the beginning of a drift from greatness?
Today, I pray for you: may the Lord clothe you with strength. May the strength of the Lord be planted in your inner man. May the strength to defeat the challenges that will come your way come upon you. May the spiritual energy to accomplish all that God has appointed you to accomplish, come upon you. May the power to make wealth come upon you. May the strength to fulfill divine purpose come upon you.
I decree, in 2021, your strength will not fail. Your power base will not be eroded. Your financial strength will not die. Your spiritual strength will not die. The strength of your health will not fail. The strength of your family will not die. The strength of your marriage will not fail. Every attack against your strength, I command it to end now. I command every waster of your strength to expire.
Guard your strength in 2021. Beware of whatever depletes your strength and makes you hollow spiritually. Beware of whatever leaks the strength of God from your life. Beware of whatever or whoever tones down the intensity of your spirit man. Beware of strength killers.