2 Eph 6:10-11; Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.WHO WE FIGHTWHAT WE FIGHTHOW WE FIGHT
3 WHO WE FIGHTEph 6:10-11; Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.Eph 6:12; 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.
4 WHO WE FIGHT The Angels that God created Lucifer’s Rebellion Isaiah 14:11-23Ezekiel 28:1-19Revelation 12:3-9The devil seeks exaltation above God and dominion over all creation
5 WHO WE FIGHT Mankind created to be good & upright Genesis 3:1-24 – Satan’s deception1 John 5:19 – whole world lies under the sway of the wicked oneJohn 12:31 & 14:30 – Prince of this world
6 WHO WE FIGHT Do you reject the notion of a literal devil? Overly SimplisticCulturally Narrow MindedIf God is real…If the Bible is true…
7 WHAT WE FIGHTEph 6:11; Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.“Wiles” = strategies or methodologies2 Cor. 2:11 - ignorant of his devices1 Peter 5:8 – a roaring lion
8 WHAT WE FIGHT He comes as a liar (He’s the Accuser) Rev. 12:10 – the accuser of the brethrenDevil = Diabolos = liar, slandererJohn 8:44 – the father of liesThe devil seeks to manipulate and control our minds through lies and slander
9 WHAT WE FIGHT He comes as a friend (He’s the Tempter) Matthew 4:1-11 – temptation of ChristGenesis 3:5 – temptation of EveThe devil tempts us with things that look good, but always have hidden dangers
10 WHAT WE FIGHT He comes as an Angel of Light (He’s the deceiver) 2 Cor. 11:14-15The devil tries to lure us into believing lies by wrapping them up in truth2 Thess. 2:3-10Acts 20:29-30John 10:10
11 HOW WE FIGHTEph 6:13; Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to standThe “Gospel” is the armor of God!
12 HOW WE FIGHTCol 2:13-15; And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.