….According to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man.
What does it mean to have your inner man strengthened? It means that believers have yielded control to the Holy Spirit who controls our desires, thoughts, and actions as well as every part of our lives. It also means that at our weakest point we are strong because of the indwelling Holy Spirit who is God and through Him we can do all things.
Having the Holy Spirit providing our inner strength believers have the ability to live holy lives before God, manifest Christ-likeness for the world to see, be powerful witnesses for Christ and come into the perfection of the saints. The indwelling Holy Spirit make real the presence of Christ in our hearts (vv 16-17a), enables believers to remain grounded in the word of God, have a greater revelation of God’s love, the fullness of God’s holiness and the inner most felling of the heart. Most importantly, having the indwelling Holy Spirit enables believers to live according to God’s will because all believers have been consecrated back to God.
It is noteworthy to say, the inner man’s strength comes from the residing Holy Spirit for the benefit of believers. Just as the apostle Paul realized that in his weakest hour he was strong in the Lord. This applies to believers today. It is important to know that the God in us is stronger and greater than the god of this world.
Believers, rely on God for strength.
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