Christ’s Strength and Power Pitches a Tent!

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2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
9 But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
10 So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength).

From NetBible 2Cor 12:9
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

  • rest/dwell[1981] = to fix a tent or habitation on
    – to take possession of and live in the houses of the citizens
    – of the power of Christ descending upon one, working within him and giving him help
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    From [4637] = to fix one’s tabernacle, have one’s tabernacle, abide (or live) in – to dwell: to tent or encamp, i.e. (figuratively) to occupy (as a mansion) or (specially), to reside (as God did in the Tabernacle of old, a symbol of protection and communion)

=>The strength and power of Christ pitches a tent over and rests/dwells upon the one who is utterly dependent upon Him!
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Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord
Bow down in His presence
Admit your dependence on Him –James 4:10
Seek His face/presence as your “One Thing” –Psalms 27:4
=>He will lift you up in due time –1Peter 5:6
=>Set you high upon a rock
=>Covered/hidden in the secret place of His tent –Psalms 27:5
=>Where Christ’s strength and power dwell. –2Cor 12:9
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Now offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle
In the shadow of His wings –Psalms 27:6,63:7
Let your heart say “Your face, LORD, I will seek!” –Psalms 27:8

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Psalm 26:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.

From NetBible Ps 26:8

  • habitation[04583] = dwelling, lair, refuge
    -an abode, of God (the Tabernacle or the Temple)
  • dwells[04908] = tabernacle, residence, tent

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From NetBible Ex 15:2
The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him{prepare Him a habitation}; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

  • prepare Him a habitation[05115]
    – to celebrate with praise, to beautify, adorn
    – dwell, abide, rest(as at home)

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Prayer:
O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house
And the place where Your glory dwells. …
… Let me dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me take refuge{trust} in the shelter of Your wings. Selah. …
… For You[Lord] have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings [where I am always protected] I sing for joy!

Psalms 26:8,61:4,63:7 AMP

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One Response to “Christ’s Strength and Power Pitches a Tent!”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    🎶You are my hiding place
    You always fill my heart
    With songs of deliverance
    Whenever I am afraid
    I will trust in You

    I will trust in You
    Let the weak say I am strong
    In the strength of the Lord
    I will trust in You🎶

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