THE DIVINE PANOPLY
BY: RAY PRINZING
“My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Usually we are most conscious of our infirmities, our weaknesses, for it is the arena wherein His strength is brought to its fullest expression in and through us. But now we would give particular emphasis to the phrase,
Upon – from the Greek word “epi,” meaning: over, or upon. It can be illustrated as when the cloud is over and upon the mountain peak, the mountain is swallowed up into the cloud which is over it. Christ would envelop His people, His body. He is not afar off, operating as if by some remote control; He is overshadowing us day by day.
When it says,
The full meaning is, to come to a place for the purpose of fixing one’s tent there. He spreads His panoply over us.
Overshadowed as a tent, yea, to dwell within,
Cleansing by His pow’r and love till we’re free from sin.