1. BE STRONG: Eph.6:10
Ephesians 6:10-12 ESV Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. (11) Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (12) For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
We need to know...
Our Position in Christ:
How to use the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ:
The power of the blood of our Lord:
Now we will look at point two
2. BE CLOTHED: Eph.6:11
Ephesians 6:11 ESV Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Zechariah 4:6 ESV Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
2 Chronicles 20:15 ESV And he said, "Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the LORD to you, 'Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God's.
We need to know how to STAND IN THE ARMOR: The battle is not ours to win, but it is ours to fight. The Lord has won the battle. We have read the end of the Book and know how it all ends. But we are called to arm ourselves and stand in the battle. There need not be any casualties of war because we were passive and unarmed. We are not dressed in armor to defend our picket fence because we are called not to just a defensive position. There need not be any casualties of war because we charged ahead of God in the flesh or in sin. We are called to be aggressive in offensive and take the land.
Isaiah 54:17 ESV no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD."
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ESV (3) For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. (4) For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. (5) We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
The next lesson we will break down the different parts of the armor.