5Identify the parts10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
72 Tim 2: 3 - Good SOLDIER of Jesus Christ Acoustic on the word SOLDIERS – SeparationO – ObedienceL – LabourD – DutyI – InformationE – EnduranceR – Raiment
8Know your EnemyDevil - diabolos dee-ab'-ol-os from 1225; a traducer; specially, Satan (compare 7854):--false accuser, devil, slanderer.Satan - the adversary" (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7)the dragon," "the old serpent" (Re 12:9; 20:2)"the prince of this world" (Joh 12:31; 14:30)"the prince of the power of the air" (Eph 2:2)"the god of this world" (2Co 4:4);He is "Beelzebub, the prince of the devils" (Mt 12:24).Some suggest that the name also means “lord of the flies” This name was given to the god because he was supposed to be able to avert the plague of flies which in that region was to be feared.2Ki 1:2 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.
9Dissecting the Enemy Devil - diabolos Devices - methodeia meth-od-i'-ah from a compound of 3326 and 3593 (compare "method"); travelling over, i.e. travesty (trickery):--wile, lie in waitDay - to withstand in the evil day 6:13 – This is not the days are evil Eph 5:16 – which has a reference to the whole period of time when Christ was crucified. But a day when a “child of God” is singled out by the enemy, when there is pressure from the DevilDominion –Principalities – Arche – is dignity of position, supra-mundane. 1Ch 21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.Powers – This is executive power – there are unseen forces of immense power who rune men and keep them in darkness Luk 22:53Spiritual host of wickedness in heavenly places RV – malignity, delight in evil is the nature of their work, heavenly places is their province