The Whole Armor of God
“Put on the whole armor of God”, Jesus has given us Full Protection, we Must use it all
We must recognize that we are in a battle every day.
Paul is stating to continually walk in the armor of God, to always be prepared
The words here “Withstand and Stand” require action on our part.
By Placing the Armor on, you will in fact Withstand the Enemy and will be Left Standing in the end.
Preparation and knowing your surroundings is the key to winning the battle
The Enemy is constantly Scheming and planning to come against you.
Belt of Truth
Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6)
We must insist on the Truth
Without truth, the rest of the armor would be of no use to us because we would not have the Spirit of truth
Righteousness: Being in right standing with God.
23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
“Man looks at the outward appearance, ” says Samuel, “but the lord looks at the heart” ( 1 Sam 16:7 ).
Shod our Feet
The Gospel of Peace is the message that Jesus gives to those who trust in Him.
The Power that a Christian Has over the world is peace
Real Peace has Real Conflict
Peace and War go together, there is an offense and Defense to any game
The Shield of Faith
11 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Faith and Fear, We Must Choose one.
Faith is From God vs Fear is not.
The Lord has not given its the Spirit of Fear……
The Helmet of Salvation
The assurance of Salvation is the absolute defense against the enemy.
God’s salvation is an ongoing, an eternal state that begins when your heart confesses that He is the Ruler of your life.
Since we are identified through Christ, What happened to Him, Happens to us
When Christ Died (We died in our sin, our old man is gone)
When He arose (We arose in Him) LIFE
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
The Sword of the Spirit
The Only piece of the armor that was the defensive tool.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
The term translated “Word” is logos, which basically means “the expression of a thought”
Logos is total message of God to man
2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Praying Without End
When you dont know what to do in a battle. God does…. Pray
What Paul was meaning is this.
- an attitude of God-consciousness
- an attitude of God-surrender that we carry with us all the time
With and state of Prayer:
We are to quickly turn every thought into prayer and every prayer into thanksgiving
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Unceasing prayer is, in essence, continual dependency on God.
Don’t Do It Alone…..
We are not meant to go to battle alone.
The Lord Created us to be in Communion with others.
17 As iron sharpens iron,So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
1 Corinthians 12:12
12 For as the body is one and has many members