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Many people today, including Christians, are experiencing weariness. Some Christians are weary to the point of feeling completely worn out or burned out. It may surprise you to know the Bible tells us this would happen!

In describing the end-times, Daniel chapter 7 speaks of the king who makes war with the saints (v.21): "and he shall speak words against the Most High [God] and shall wear out the saints of the Most High... (V.25).

The Bible tells us in the end-times Satan will wear out the saints! But it also tells us what happens after that: "And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heavens shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High..." (v.27).

Even thought Satan is releasing an attack of weariness against the saints, Jesus came to give us victory over the attacks of Satan. "...The reason the son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done] (1 John 3:8).

Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (KJV). And even though Satan will try to attack us, for those of us who have received Jesus, He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he [Satan] who is in the world (1 John 4:4).

The Lord tells us in His Word that His strength is available to us.

Isaiah 40:29 tells us the power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making is to abound]. Verse 31 tells us we can run and not be weary...walk and not faint or become tired.

God has made strength available to those who believe in His Son, Jesus, and have received Him as their Savior, but Satan doesn't want them to know how to draw on it. He wants to wear them out, then attack them even more.

"Remember what Amalek did to you on the way when you had come forth from Egypt, How he did not fear God, but when you were faint and weary he attacked you along the way and cut off all the stragglers at your rear (Deut. 25:17-18).

We can consider Amalek and his attack on the Israelites described in the above Scripture a type and shadow of Satan and the method he is using to try to attack, hinder, and stop believers today (see John 10:10). When the Israelites were faint and weary, Amalek attacked!

Satan tries to wear us down to the point to being faint and weary so that once we are in that position, he can intensify his attack to bring us down!

If you, a Christian, are struggling with being weary and wanting to faint - if you want to just give up and quit - you can see you aren't alone! Satan is bringing this attack of weariness on the body of Christ to try to keep us from receiving the harvest God has for us. And God does have a harvest for us which He is preparing.

The Growing Stage Behind the Scenes
After we plant seed in the ground, a great deal goes on under the ground as the root system grows before we see the harvest! Because God's kingdom is based on seed planting and harvest (see Mark 4:26-29), after we plant our seed, God is doing a great deal of work "under the ground," out of our sight, to bring our harvest into the natural, visible world.

This "growing stage" is the point when many Christians become weary and want to faint. When they are doing everything in God they know to do - and are doing it over and over without seeing the results they desire in the natural world - they can become weary in well-doing. They have planted their seeds in faithfulness and diligence but have lost sight of the way the kingdom of God operates in bringing the manifestation of answers through a harvest.

And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, it we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. (Gal. 6:9).

We are in a war of thoughts, where the mind is the battlefield. In this war we use God's Word to take captive every thought Satan wants us to think and believe; then instead, we conform our thoughts to the truth in God's Word.
For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
(2 Cor. 10:4-5)
We don't need to be overcome by this attack of weariness on the body of Christ. We don't need to be weary warriors, ready to faint in the war! Jesus has provided a way for us to have strength in the midst of the attack. We can consistently operate in strength and in the power of God.

You will find as you read God's Word that you have been equipped to prevent weariness from coming on and overtaking you. Soon you will discover you are no longer struggling as you were, or are as frustrated. You will develop a different response to situations. You can live so that God's promises for strength are fulfilled in your live every day. Glory to God!

Source: Weary Warriors Fainting Saints by Joyce Meyer
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Joyce Meyer
Web site: Joyce Meyer Ministries
Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches on a number of topics with a particular focus on the mind, mouth, moods and attitudes. Her candid communication style allows her to share openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives.

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