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Onward, Christian Soldier Ephesians 6:10-17. 2 The Militancy of God’s People Not military might, Isaiah 2:4 Make no mistake: God’s people must be militant!

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1 Onward, Christian Soldier Ephesians 6:10-17

2 2 The Militancy of God’s People Not military might, Isaiah 2:4 Make no mistake: God’s people must be militant! 1 Timothy 6:12 – “Engaged in warfare or combat… aggressively active (as in a cause)” “Fight the good fight of faith” (2 Tim. 4:7) – “I’m tired of fighting!” Not military might, Isaiah 2:4 Make no mistake: God’s people must be militant! 1 Timothy 6:12 – “Engaged in warfare or combat… aggressively active (as in a cause)” “Fight the good fight of faith” (2 Tim. 4:7) – “I’m tired of fighting!”

3 3 “He was zealous with My zeal” Numbers 25:11 “He went after the man of Israel” (25:8) “so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal” (25:11) “I give to him My covenant of peace” (25:12-13) Jesus, John 2:13-17 “He went after the man of Israel” (25:8) “so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal” (25:11) “I give to him My covenant of peace” (25:12-13) Jesus, John 2:13-17 Phinehas 3

4 4 Faith to Fight Deut. 1:26-32 Imagine the discouragement caused by those who will not fight! “Smooth things” instead of “right things,” Isaiah 30:9-10 Imagine the discouragement caused by those who will not fight! “Smooth things” instead of “right things,” Isaiah 30:9-10 4

5 5 Faith to Fight Deut. 1:26-32 Militant attitude plus aggressive action of faith The fight is personal (2 Tim. 2:4) Militant attitude plus aggressive action of faith The fight is personal (2 Tim. 2:4) 5

6 6 Be Militant in Obeying Truth Jas. 1:21-22; 1 Jno. 2:3-6 (Phil. 2:12) In growing, Heb. 5:11-14; 6:3 In teaching, Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 1:21 In moral living, 1 Cor. 15:33-34; Matt. 5: 13-16; Rom. 13:13-14 Jas. 1:21-22; 1 Jno. 2:3-6 (Phil. 2:12) In growing, Heb. 5:11-14; 6:3 In teaching, Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 1:21 In moral living, 1 Cor. 15:33-34; Matt. 5: 13-16; Rom. 13:13-14

7 7 Be Militant in Contending for Faith Jude 3 Many adversaries, 1 Cor. 16:8-9 – Therefore, fight! 1 Cor. 15:32; Eph. 6:12 Some will not contend Do not believe the faith is absolute, plain & complete, 2 Tim. 3:16-17 (John 8:31-32) Confuse contending with contentiousness, 2 Tim. 2:14-15, Jude 3 Many adversaries, 1 Cor. 16:8-9 – Therefore, fight! 1 Cor. 15:32; Eph. 6:12 Some will not contend Do not believe the faith is absolute, plain & complete, 2 Tim. 3:16-17 (John 8:31-32) Confuse contending with contentiousness, 2 Tim. 2:14-15, 23-26

8 8 Be Militant in Resisting Devil James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8-9 Give no place to the devil, Eph. 4:27 Withstand (resist, oppose), Eph. 6:13 – Priority & unwavering commitment of faith, Dan. 3:16-18 (Matt. 6:33) Do not “put up with” sin & error, or with those who promote it, 2 Cor. 11:3-4, (19-20); Gal. 2:5 James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8-9 Give no place to the devil, Eph. 4:27 Withstand (resist, oppose), Eph. 6:13 – Priority & unwavering commitment of faith, Dan. 3:16-18 (Matt. 6:33) Do not “put up with” sin & error, or with those who promote it, 2 Cor. 11:3-4, (19-20); Gal. 2:5

9 9 Be Militant Standing in Faith 1 Cor. 16:13; Eph. 6:10-17; 2 Ths. 2:15 Stand your ground, Romans 8:31, 37 – Watch (Isa. 62:6) Steadfast in the faith, Col. 2:5-7; 1 Cor. 15:58 (2 Tim. 4:3-5) Be strong and take courage in the strength of the Lord, Eph. 6:10, 13 1 Cor. 16:13; Eph. 6:10-17; 2 Ths. 2:15 Stand your ground, Romans 8:31, 37 – Watch (Isa. 62:6) Steadfast in the faith, Col. 2:5-7; 1 Cor. 15:58 (2 Tim. 4:3-5) Be strong and take courage in the strength of the Lord, Eph. 6:10, 13

10 10 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds… (2 Cor. 10:3-6) TRUTH RIGHTEOUSNESS GOSPEL OF PEACE FAITH SALVATION WORD OF GOD TRUTH RIGHTEOUSNESS GOSPEL OF PEACE FAITH SALVATION WORD OF GOD


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