• Ischus. Pronounced is-khoos, this is found ten times in the New Testament and translates to “strength”. 2 Thessalonians 1:9 says:

9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power. (NKJV, italics added for emphasis)

The “glory of His strength! How awesome is that!!! Now look at Jesus’ words in Mark 12:30:

30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. (NKJV, italics added for emphasis)

I included this verse to show the parallel to the word strength in scripture. We could also reverse-engineer this to say that we are supposed to love God with “all your power” or your capability.

Other verses include Mark 12:33, Luke 10:37, Revelation 5:12 and Revelation 7:12 that you may wish to read as well.

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