2 Us being in God is a clearer truth than God being in us. Ephesians 6:10-1110 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.Us being in God is a clearer truth than God being in us.Satan’s power is a lie!
3 Ephesians 6:1212 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,* against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.Whatever challenge we have, people are not the problem. They are just being used.
4 2 Corinthians 10:3-53 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
5 Daniel 10:1313 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.
6 Ephesians 6:1313 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.The key thing about this is that IT IS GOD’S armor, not ours. God has designed & tested it; and it works when it is all there, not in parts.
7 17 For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, Isaiah 59:1717 For He put on righteousness as a breastplate,And a helmet of salvation on His head;He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing,And was clad with zeal as a cloak.
8 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, Ephesians 6:1414 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth,Truth is the first piece in the armor. Truth is the belt that holds everything together. Jesus Himself is Truth. Only the truth that you know and exercise sets you free.
9 John 14:66 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
10 having put on the breastplate of righteousness, Ephesians 6:14having put on the breastplate of righteousness,Righteousness is the chain of mail or body armor that we wear. Only God’s righteousness works in this case. No works of our own come close.
11 Romans 10:3-43 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
12 Ephesians 6:1515 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;The Good news is that war and enmity between God and man has ended. We must wear these studded shoes and go into all the world, not chill at home!
13 7 How beautiful upon the mountains Isaiah 52:77 How beautiful upon the mountainsAre the feet of him who brings good news,Who proclaims peace,Who brings glad tidings of good things,Who proclaims salvation,Who says to Zion,"Your God reigns!"
14 Romans 5:1Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have* peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Ephesians 6:1616 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.Faith, God’s faith and not our own, is the shield we use to resist the enemy’s attacks. But for it to work, you must work it!
16 James 2:19-2019 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe — and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?*
17 17 And take the helmet of salvation, Ephesians 6:1717 And take the helmet of salvation,The helmet protects the head, the brains. We must guard our thoughts and have them renewed by focusing on what Christ has done for us, which is eternal.
18 Romans 8:66 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.Hebrews 5:99 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,
19 and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; Ephesians 6:17and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;The spoken word of God (Rhema) is the only attack weapon in the armor. The only word that works is the one you speak in the power of the Spirit.
20 Joshua 1:88 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
21 Ephesians 6:1818 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints —Prayer is the battle for which the armor is given. No armor, no fight. No fight, no armor. Armor aint for chillin’!
22 NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER! The armor is designed to work for those going forward.Your back is not catered for.NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER!