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CBI (Columbia Bible Institute) – Jody Apple: To get stronger in the spiritual world is to overcome the resistance that seeks to thwart one’s effort. One does not become stronger by just thinking about spiritual matters. Jesus did not become stronger by thinking and not doing, but by thinking and doing (Luke 24:26)! Neither are we to think that our strength will increase by just thinking and studying. Perhaps it is like a football coach putting in a new play for the offense. He never really knows whether or not the new offensive play will work because if there is no opposition how will it be known if it will be successful when there is no test measurement to offset. It is merely theoretic. There is no other way to become stronger (cf. Hebrews 5:8-9)