July 28th – Strength In Numbers

The ember burns brightest in the surround of other embers. The enemy calls to isolation. His prey die alone, withdrawn from the flock. No man walks in strength alone. A false belief is that of a solus leader. I call you to Myself, but also to those like Myself; others answering the call of holiness, the call of our Father. The strength to turn is not easily done alone. Two are stronger than one, and a third greater still. The strength of the beam is amidst its foundation, but the strength of the building amidst its beams. You build the Kingdom on My foundation, for it cannot stand without. Homes and nations are then built of men. They do not stand eternal, as the strength of men is weak, and the will of man grows weary, therefore, in My Kingdom one man lifts another. As the good man falters, it is his brother who lifts him again. And as the holy man shakes under load, it is those about him who steady his walk. Do not be fooled; no one can carry his own load. I give the load, and I know My children. It is to be carried always with another. In one accord you are My church, but in isolation, redeemed and still prey to the past. Your strength resides in Me, and My strength is given in My people. My Word gives you My precepts, and in My heart through your brothers, your greatest strength.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (ESV) – Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Bottom Line: Who is strengthening your walk? Who do you call upon when you are feeling weak? In the workplace we are assigned to a team, so that we can accomplish what cannot be done alone. The mightiest leaders are upheld by their teams, and the best teams, by those who lead them.  By God’s Word and from our own experience, we should know better than to live out our faith alone. God never intended it to be that way. If you are struggling in your faith and you feel alone, you probably are. The world has made our faith to be “personal”, but God designed it to be communal –  His community. Find some close brothers or sisters to meet with regularly, and you will soon be glowing bright once again.


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