And the light goes out in the sky. Notice the balance between God’s part and our part. But the daily expectation of it is fearful. If He has called you to serve behind the scenes, He will equip you with the endurance you need (1Pe. It was no idle boast, for he refers at once to the source of this all-daring energy… Where unassisted humanity should sink and be vanquished, he should prove his wondrous superiority. We receive the promise of eternal life with God. But in order to enable his people to do all things, Christ also quickens the mental faculties. Whatever gift He gives you, He will give the power to exercise that gift. “Where your treasure is, your heart will be” (Mt 6:21-note). If I know Him in these ways as Paul did, I will know contentment. It gets into Samson's hands. Endunamoo is in the present tense indicating that Christ is continually able to infuse or pour in the power we need for the need of the moment. Did he make stars that should not shine, and suns that should give no light, and moons that should not cheer the darkness? Loved it. It was a singular instance of God’s providential judgment that Cranmer and Ridley, two bishops of the church who condemned this Baptist to die, said when they signed the death-warrant, that burning was an easy death, and they had themselves to try it in after days, and that maid told them so. And so must you, feeling that whether he bid you do one thing or another in all states and in all circles, you can do what God will have you do, for through him you can do all things. It's crucial for you to understand this second answer because it is clearly stated in the text. Let us “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus,” and “his strength shall assuredly be perfected in our weakness.”, ALL-SUFFICIENCY MAGNIFIED But in reference to all the foregoing points, we must acknowledge, that all Christians are not equally advanced; nor does any Christian so walk as not to shew, at some time or other, that “he has not yet attained, nor is altogether perfect.” We must be understood therefore as having declared, rather what the Christian “can do,” than what he actually does in all instances. But, however, she answered them all with a singular power — far beyond what could have been expected of a countrywoman. Or someone “claims” it as a promise as they aim for success in a new business. ‘When St. Paul bids us in the text to forget the things which are behind, he cannot mean that the Past is not to live in us, he must mean that we are not to live in the Past. Away with your excuses then, which have their foundation in ignorance, and their strength in sloth. It is but a pang, and it is over. Write a note? "I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me!" Acts 9:22, Eph 6:10, 1Ti 1:12, 2Ti 4:17, Heb 11:34. Now, Christ puts the man into a healthy state, and he is prepared for long injuries, for hard duties, and for stern privations. Call upon your Saviour; and he will enable you to “stretch forth your withered hand:” at his command, the dead shall arise out of their graves; and the bond-slaves of sin and Satan shall be “brought into the liberty of the children of God.”, A life of godliness cannot be maintained without constant watchfulness and strenuous exertion. The secret to enjoying this kind of contentment is to be so satisfied with God that we are able to accept whatever he has or has not provided. All rights reserved). Acts 6:10 And yet they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking. First 30-days on us! He got it right. Reprinted by permission. Often times, this favorite Scripture is used as a catch-all for anything we need or want to accomplish. Rivers have their sources in the snow-capped mountains. You will do just nothing at all and make no progress until you feel your sin and weakness and flee to Him. The room was filled with cigar smoke. Is Paul advocating a veritable "holy omnipotence?" Tomorrow too weak to fly. They could jump one foot, two feet, even three feet, but not all the way across the aisle. Unbelief says, I cannot; previous failures say, I cannot; past experience says, I cannot; the example of fellow-Christians says, I cannot; Satan tells me, I cannot. There is no boasting in this declaration; Paul only spoke what was literally the truth. Christ my all-sufficient Provider, above me, In the financial realm Phil. They chose the bright color of praise instead of the dark colors of depression, The power inhering in the magistrate, which is put forth in laws or judicial decisions, is ischus, and makes the edicts ischura valid and hard to resist.". Would you be holy? Every time a plane would fly overhead, I’d look up and wish I was flying it. We normally take it to mean something like, 'I can do anything I set my mind to if I simply believe.' Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. To which the student responded, "Yes, it does. Reprinted by permission. Will you deny yourselves for Christ? Following his agonizing question, he declared with triumph, "I thank God- through Jesus Christ our Lord!" He was sufficient for it, through the strength of Christ; was he called to rule and govern in the churches — to be, as it were, a travelling over-looker and bishop of the flock? Because Paul had learned the secret (Php 4:11, 12-note) of continually abiding in Christ, Paul justifiably felt that it was impossible for life to confront him with anything that he and the Lord could not handle, no matter how severe or how favorable! They cast therefore, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish. You can do all things (Php 4:13), “I’m not able” Both Kenneth Wuest and William Barclay often translate the verb endunamoo with the English word "infuse", which gives us a great word picture of the Greek verb endunamoo. Ponder another definition of infuse as to introduce one thing into another so as to affect it throughout, with the implication that there is a pouring in of something that gives new life or significance! I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me strength and power. He not only gives us our garland when we overcome—but our strength whereby we overcome. You can enlighten it; you can play the Jonah in the midst of this modern Nineveh; your own single voice may be the means of creating a spiritual revival. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. We are commanded to be lights to the world, to be witnesses for Jesus Christ. A Christian businessman had walked about a half mile past the orphanages toward his place of work when the thought occurred to him that Muller’s children might be in need. But I know that we two shall win in the end— Endunamoo in simple terms means "to put power in" (like a car needs gas for power) and so to make strong, vigorous, to strengthen, or to be strengthened, enabled or empowered inwardly. If you substitute any word for Christ, then you must change the second phrase to: “To die is loss.”. As Paul says (2Cor. Just send up a thought of aspiration, oh thou of little faith. They let sin go on under their very eyes, and yet they did not point to it; they saw sinners dropping into hell, and they stretched not out their hands to pluck them as brands from the burning; they walked in the midst of the blind, but they would not lead them; they stood in the midst of the deaf, but they would not hear for them; they were where misery was rife, but their mercy would not work upon the misery; they were sent to be saviours of men, but by their negligence they became men’s destroyers. seek grace to appropriate Philippians 4:13, and turn it into earnest prayer: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." I have to struggle with my sloth, but through Christ who strengtheneth me, I overcome it. Then Paul meant also that he could perform all duties. He is the root and beginning of all holiness, and the way to be holy is to come to Him by faith and be joined to Him. It is in response to this that Paul tells the Philippians, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. With God’s help, however, he did a magnificent job. His secret of contentment was that he could "do all things through Christ" who strengthened him (Php 4:13). Then mount up to heaven. Matthew 26:40 And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? Paul uses endunamoo commanding the Ephesian saints to, be strong (endunamoo = present imperative = command to continually be empowered via union with Christ) in the Lord and in the strength of His might." The Bible extols hard work and the rewards that come from it, as long as we are free from greed. You are not equipped for every good deed (2Ti 3:16, 17-notes) if you’re an emotional wreck. Teach me to do Your will.". It made him angry with God and bitter about what life didn’t seem to offer. Paul has been thanking the Philippians for their love for him and the material support they had been led to give to him. ", The Secret for Contentment Let your life be infused with Jesus! I can’t jump like a grasshopper can jump. The truth is, you will know contentment when you give generously to the Lord’s work, whether to world missions, to the local church, or to meeting the needs of the poor through Christian ministries. if there is a man here to-day that is going home to his house, and when he gets there will say this afternoon — “Thank God I have nothing to do;” and if to-morrow when you come home from your business, you say, “Thank God I have no connection with any church; I have nothing to do with the religious world, I leave that to other people; I never trouble myself about that,” — you need not trouble yourself about going to heaven; you need not trouble yourself about being where Christ is, at least until you can learn that more devoted lesson. there is nothing that braces a man’s nerves like the cold winter’s blast; and so, doubtless, the very effect of persecution through the agency of the Spirit going with it, is to make the feeble strong. It is to spiritual might that the verb refers, and that might has no limitations. Have you never thought how varied were the trials, and how innumerable the achievements of the apostle Paul? (John 15:4, 5). And just in proportion as we do so, we shall find His strength flowing into us for every possible emergency. Also, he was firmly committed to the principle of not making his financial needs known to anyone, except to God in prayer. But is this the way the verse should be applied? "I know what it is to have money in the bank and I know what it is to be flat broke. In this life, we will face trials and hardship. Philippians 4:13 . She telephoned her husband at work one day and tearfully described the visit of a friend who had pinned this verse above the kitchen sink: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). If it's good, I can enjoy it. Let me put this teaching in one sentence: Through Jesus Christ you can do everything God wants you to do this year. Consider the following simple study - observe and record the wonderful truths that accrue through Him - this would make an edifying, easy to prepare Sunday School lesson - then take some time to give thanks for these great truths by offering up a sacrifice of praise… through Him. There is hell, with all its demons, your sworn enemy. Cast all your cares on Me (1Pe 5:7), “I don’t have enough faith” KJ21. Do not think to make yourself ready. If you know the Lord Jesus as your Savior, victory is possible through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. You see, I can’t do all things, but I can do all things which God has for me to do from the time He saved me to the time He will take me out of this world." Philippians 4:10-13  No; God gives us Jesus and says, “Even if you don’t realize it, he is all you really need.” When we come to Jesus, we receive the forgiveness of our sins through his death and resurrection. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, # tn Grk “brothers.” See note on the phrase “brothers and sisters” in 1:12. whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things. Here he was in prison, unable to pursue his tent-making trade, and he was in a tight spot (“affliction” in Php 4:14-note literally means “pressure”). It is so rarely included with v. 28, but nonetheless a key part of this passage. As I always have a very great preponderance of men — therefore, I suppose I am warranted in appealing to you, — are there not here those who might be speakers for God, who might be useful in his service? 3:20-note). The idea is to cause one to be able to function or do something. (2d ed. 16:11; 22:13; 28:7, 10, 20; 29:14; 2 Chr. He gives me love that casts out fear; And hath he made thee for nothing? Of course, none of them could jump that far. You say, “I can do all things,” in the name of reason I ask why are you doing nothing? Other foundation of holiness can no man lay than that which Paul laid, even Christ Jesus. Paul said in relation to his ministry, “our competence comes from God” (2Corinthians 3:5), and “I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1:29). (Cranford, C. W. Cups of Light : And other illustrations. It can refer to physical strengthening as in (He 11:34-note) but more often endunamoo refers to spiritual or moral strengthening as in the case of Abraham who "with respect to the (humanly speaking impossible) promise of God (of the birth of Isaac in his old age by Sarah), he did not waver (was not divided, did not vacillate between two opinions - belief and unbelief - implies mental struggle) in unbelief, but grew strong (endunamoo - was endued with strength or empowered) in faith (Godly faith is not full understanding but full trust), giving glory to God (Ro 4:20-note) Isaac was the result of a biological miracle performed by God in answer to Abraham’s faith. If it's not so good, I can deal with it. I CAN DO ALL THINGS: panta ischuo (1SPAI): Context - Remembering that context (the text before and after a passage) is critical for the most accurate, robust interpretation, keep in mind that this famous verse is closely "hinged" with the preceding two verses (Php 4:11, 12-note) in which Paul explains how he is able to come to the point that he can make the glorious, profound declaration in this passage. For many years, Hudson Taylor worked hard and felt that he was trusting Christ to meet his needs, but somehow he had no joy or liberty in his ministry. Neither does contentment mean complacency. Cease not from God’s work, because you are unable to perform it of yourself. Strike him right and left, with this for thy battle-cry, “I can do all things,” and in a little while he will spread his dragon wings and fly away. And as we observe Him, as we maintain this relationship with Him through His word, we are transformed more and more into His likeness; we are enabled by the Holy Spirit to progressively manifest the graces of godly character. He will stand by us; He will dwell in us; He will live through us--strengthening us with strength in our souls. If you read the context, he is speaking about the varying and sometimes difficult circumstances of life. The Living Bible expands the text this way. To our God and Father be the glory forever. Can do (2480) (ischuo from ischus = might) means to be strong in body or in resources. Ours lies in our Head, Christ (Ep 4:15, 16-note, Ep 5:23-note, Col 1:18-note, Col 2:10-note, Col 2:19-note). In times of abundance we’re tempted to forget our need for the Lord and trust in our supplies rather than in Him. Jesus gives the victory. You carried her.”, Then he explained: “That’s the way it is with us. Those words are the keynote of Blessedness, first struck by our Lord, and repeated with unwearying persistence by His immediate followers, to whom they were the secret of an overcoming life. If the Lord has given me to know anything of this matter, after being upwards of twenty years in precious Christ, I sincerely declare, thatI find myself to be just that weak, helpless sinner I was when I first came to Jesus with, "Lord help me! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! May we all feel the importance of holiness far more than we have ever done yet! I change with the changing sky, The dying patriarch told how his favourite child would be made strong, by the mighty God of Jacob putting His Almighty hands over his trembling fingers; as an archer might lay his brawny skilled hands on the delicate grasp of his child, teaching him how to point the arrow, and enabling him to pull back the bow string. We enjoy every minute of it now that there’s no goat--only the nine of us.” (Reader’s Digest [12/81].) If you lean upon them they shall all deceive you. “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”. All rights reserved). — “I can do all things!” His hosts melt away, the bravery of Grecia is too much for him; he returns to his country in dishonor. ΠΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΗΣΙΟΥΣ 4:13 Greek NT: RP Byzantine Majority Text 2005 Πάντα ἰσχύω ἐν τῷ ἐνδυναμοῦντί με χριστῷ. 2:10; 16:10; 28:32; 31:6, 7, 23; Jos. So it is not your old experiences, but your daily experiences, not your old drinkings at the well of life, but your daily refreshings from the presence of God that can make you strong to do all things. 10:10): a strong consolation (He 6:18-note): a mighty angel (Re 18:21-note). ( Log Out /  I have renounced all sinful pleasure; Remember Zerubbabel. How is it that a spark of grace lives in a sea of corruption, the storms of persecution blowing—but that Christ holds this spark in the hollow of His hand? I am glad to see so large a proportion of men here. Some go out against sin, in the strength of their resolutions and vows—and they are soon foiled. This is also true of the Christian’s inward struggles with his corruptions. Who will deliver me from this body of death?" Kregel Publications, Philippians 4:13: One Word You Shouldn't Say In 1993, Wiersbe, W: Bible Exposition Commentary. This is what Godet is saying. And now, my dear friends, looking up to Christ which strengtheneth me, I shall endeavor to speak of my text under three heads. He lined the children up in front of one of the front pews and told them to jump across the aisle so they would be in front of the pew on the other side of the aisle. To be even more specific, all we need is Jesus. Paul’s words show …. 149.). He will not impose upon you one needless burden. His arm is the arm on which you must daily lean as you come up out of the wilderness of this world. HELPS Word-studies. "I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live, I live by the faith of the Son of God." Our age is the age of littlenesses, because there is always a clamor to put down any gigantic idea. February 1, 2019. The answer lies buried in the midst of a thank-you note. Prayer brings God over to our side, and then we are on the strongest side. So it is this relationship with Christ, expressed by beholding Him in His word and depending upon Him in prayer, that enables us to draw from Him the power essential for a godly life. Key to this process is understanding that everything, major and minor, is under God’s sovereignty. Strengthens (1743) (endunamoo from en = in + dunamóo = from dúnamis which means to be able or to have power Click for in depth word study of dunamis) means to enable one to do or experience something. 15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. This was a turning point in his life. What can I do?” The rabbi answered, “Take your goat into the room with you.” The man was incredulous, but the rabbi insisted, “Do as I say and come back in a week.”. We do not know what had prohibited their sending a gift sooner, whether it was a lack of funds, not having a reliable messenger to take the gift, not knowing about Paul’s circumstances, or some other reason. The one purpose of our life should therefore be to remain in living and intense union with Christ, guarding against everything that would break it, employing every means of cementing and enlarging it. ( Log Out /  Oh what beauty there is in the comparison! Go then to Christ and say, "Lord, not only save me from the guilt of sin, but send the Spirit, whom You did promise, and save me from its power. It didn’t come naturally to him, and it wasn’t an instantaneous transformation. Jn 1:3 [NIV reads "through Him"], Jn 1:7, John 1:10, Jn 3:17, Jn 14:6, Acts 2:22, 3:16, Acts 7:25, Acts 10:43, Acts 13:38, 39, Ro 5:9 [note], Ro 8:37 [note], Ro 11:36 [note]; 1Co 8:6, Ep 2:18 [note], Php 4:13 [note], Col 1:20 [note], Col 2:15 [note], Col 3:17 [note], Heb 7:25 [note], Heb 13:15 [note], 1Pe 1:21[note], 1John 4:9, Would you like more study on the wonderful topic of through Him? And I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.". He marches to Russia, he defies the elements; he marches across the snow and sees the palace of an ancient monarchy in flames. We need help, and Jesus can give us that help. All rights reserved). 1743endynamóō(from 1722/en"in," which intensifies 1412/dynamóō, "sharingpower-ability") – properly, to impartability(make able); empowered. I do not pretend to be able to show how Christ communicates strength to his people by the mysterious inflowings of the Spirit’s energy; let me rather show what the Spirit does, and how these acts of the Spirit which he works for Christ tend to strengthen the soul for “all things.”. (J. C. Ryle. You can do it! Holiness is the work He carries on in their hearts by the Spirit whom He puts within them. But the point is, if you live for yourself and your own pleasure, you will not know God’s contentment. Ah professors! Often do I find brethren who say, “I hope I am not too timid or too rash in my temper, or that I am not idle, but I find myself inconstant, I cannot persevere in anything.” My dear brother, thou canst. After special instances he declares his universal power—how triumphantly, yet how humbly! As for The Measure Of It. Philippians 4:13 ", "I want a promotion at work and our family needs the extra money. Could you not keep watch for one hour? ", There is not a brick nor a stone laid in the work of our sanctification until we go to Christ. It gets into Samson’s hands. Luke 6:48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation upon the rock; and when a flood rose, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. This sense comes out clearly in the New Testament in the use of the word and of its cognates. Unlike today's perception of saints as a special class of spiritual individuals, the New Testament portrays every true believer as a saint, a word meaning … He had learned that the Lord’s commands are always the Lord’s enablements. Without Christ we can do nothing (John 15:5). We can do all things through Christ, for He is the victor. He is brought into the Roman circus, and after facing the taunts of the emperor and the jeers of the multitude, the lions are let loose upon him, and he thrusts his arm into a lion’s mouth, poor aged man as he is, and when the bones were cracking, he said, Now I begin to be a Christian.” Begin to be a Christian: as if he had never come near to his Master till the time when he came to die. The friend had meant well. Then abide in Christ. “Let the weak say, I am strong;” and the stripling go forth with confidence against Goliath. I can do all things.” The Christian knows that all his duties are summed up in love to God, and love to man: he is assured, that no changes in his condition can for one moment relax his obligation to approve himself to God in the execution of these duties: and he endeavours to avail himself of every wind that blows, to get forward in his Christian course. “There is nothing too hard for You” (Jer. QUESTION. When Paul and Silas were imprisoned at Philippi and their backs were raw from beatings, they sang hymns (Acts 16:23, 24, 25). Think less of the power of things over you and more of the power of Christ in you. The lad pinched his nose and exclaimed, "Who's been smoking in here!" But do not go drivelling through this world, saying, “I was born little;” of course you were, but were you meant to be little, and with the little feebleness of a child all your days do little or nothing? On February 8, 1842, they had enough food in all the orphan houses for that day’s meals, but no money to buy the usual stock of bread or milk for the following morning, and two houses needed coal. "… Where unassisted humanity should sink and be vanquished, he should prove His wondrous superiority. Then he put his hands under her armpits, and as she jumped, he lifted her and carried her across the aisle. Grace itself, if it is not strengthen by Christ, will be beaten out of the field. The NAS renders ischuo as able(5), am strong enough(1), been able(1), can(1), can do(1), could(8), good(1),healthy(2), in force(1), means(1), overpowered(1), prevailing(1), strong enough(2), unable (2). Holiness), Jerry Bridges in his modern day classic "The Practice of Godliness" notes that. Richardson gives an instance from old English -- "clasping their les together, they enforce themselves with strength. Here's how we know. Psalm 119:33, 34, 35, 36, 37 is a good example of such a prayer of dependence. 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