Sunday, June 09, 2019

Spiritual Warfare: The Parameters of Our Battle!

Ephesians 6:10-13 by Dr. Cory Gonyo
Series:Ephesians
Spiritual Warfare: The Parameters of Our Battle! Ephesians 6:10-13 Purpose: to define the parameters of the believer’s spiritual battle, i.e., How To Fight! 1. The Commander’s Orders! Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Command to be strong HOW? in the Lord (imperative/passive/plural) “and in the” strength of His might This is not focused on the evil side! The Focus is on GOD! 2. Know Your Armor (Hint: It’s Not Yours!) Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Put on what? the full armor of God Why? so that you will be able to stand firm “Schemes” defined: stratagems, cunning attacks, tricks 3. Know Your Enemy! Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. The battle defined! (See 2 Cor. 6:1-10; 10:3-7; Col. 2:8) The battle is NOT against who? flesh and blood But IS against? powers, dark world forces, spiritual wickedness in heavenly places 4. Know Your Tactical Advantage! Ephesians 6:13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. The command reiterated, notice the two aspects of the command 1) resist, and 2) stand firm The battle is already won in Christ! Stand firm!
Duration:48 mins 56 secs