Presentation on theme: "Ephesians: 6:10-17 BELIEVERS WARFARE and EQUIPMENT"— Presentation transcript:
1Ephesians: 6:10-17 BELIEVERS WARFARE and EQUIPMENT Reminder— Eph. 4:1-6:9Walk in a manner worthy of your callingWalk in humility rather than prideWalk in unity rather than divisivenessWalk in the new self rather than the old selfWalk in love not lustWalk by imitating God and Christ’s sacrificial lifeWalk in light not darknessWalk in wisdom not foolishnessWalk in the fullness of the Spirit do not get drunk with wineBe subject one to anotherWalk in mutual submission rather than self-interest/relianceThe result of this walk—guaranteed spiritual warfarePreparation: Finally, be strong in the LORD and the strength of His might2 Chron. 20:15; Isaiah 40:29-31Provision: Get dressed for war—that you may stand FIRM v. 11
2The enemy and the battle v. 11b-12 Satan—the devilRulersPowersWorld forces of this darknessSpiritual forces of wickedness in heaven placesTake up, that you may resist, having done everything v. 13Stand firm—that’s what victory looks like! v. 14aJudges 6, 7; James 4:7Satan’s characteristic attacksImpugning God’s character Gen. 3: 1-5Creating difficulties in life—even persecution—Christ JesusDoctrinal confusion and falsehoodHindering service for God Daniel 10:13; Jude 9Causing or instigating divisions
3 The Armor Truth—a girding Persuading/manipulating believers to self trustPromoting hypocrisyWorldliness and it’s temptationsPromoting disobedience to God’s word and command The ArmorTruth—a girdinga commitment to action to engage in battleRighteousness—a covering for that which is vitaldaily moment by moment obedience—practical righteousnessPeace—prepared for victoryGod having changed from enemy to defenderFaith—defense from temptation Hab. 2:4; Prov. 30:5-6trusting completely on God’s wordSalvation—hope Gal. 6:9; Eph. 3:13; Rev. 2:3substance that gives purposeWord of God—defensive and offensive weaponrhema not logos—spiritual weapons for spiritual enemies Isa. 55:11
4Incarnate God! the soul that knows Thy name's mysterious power Shall dwell in undisturbed repose, Nor fear the trying hour. Thy wisdom, faithfulness and love, To feeble helpless worms; A buckler and a refuge prove, From enemies and storms. In vain the fowler spreads his net, To draw them from thy care; Thy timely call instructs their feet, To shun the artful snare. When like a baneful pestilence, Sin mows its thousands down On every side, without defence, Thy grace secures thine own. No midnight terrors haunt their bed, No arrow wounds by day; Unhurt on serpents they shall tread, If found in duty's way. Angels, unseen, attend the saints, And bear them in their arms; To cheer the spirit when it faints, And guard the life from harms. The angels' Lord, himself is nigh, To them that love his name; Ready to save them when they cry, And put their foes to shame. Crosses and changes are their lot, Long as they sojourn here; But since their Saviour changes not, What have the saints to fear? John Newton
5Ephesians 6:18-24 Watch and Pray Variety and Frequency: ALL prayer at ALL timesPower: In the Spirit Romans 8:26-27Be on the alertManner: ALL perseverance and petitionObject: For ALL the saintsMatthew 26: 39-41; Luke 21:36; Acts 2:42; Acts 10:2; 2 Tim. 1:3; Psalm 55:17-19; John 17:3SubjectSpiritual protection, strength, and healingVictory over temptationForgiveness and cleansing of sin committedUnbelievers trust in Christ for salvationBelievers to have a greater dependence on Christ JesusWinning the spiritual battle against SatanThe spiritual well-being of all believers
64 Hear the victors who o'ercame; Still they mark each warrior's way; All with one sweet voice exclaim, "Watch and pray."5 Hear, above all, hear Thy Lord, Him thou lovest to obey; Hide within thy heart His word, "Watch and pray."6 Watch, as if on that alone Hung the issue of the day; Pray that help may be sent down: Watch and pray. Amen.Charlotte Elliott ( )1 Christian, seek not yet repose, Cast thy dreams of ease away; Thou art in the midst of foes: Watch and pray. 2 Principalities and powers, Mustering their unseen array, Wait for thy unguarded hours: Watch and pray. 3 Gird thy heavenly armor on, Wear it ever, night and day; Ambushed lies the evil one: Watch and pray.
7Paul’s prayer request Benediction Pray for me That I may be given utterance to open my mouthThat I may make the mystery of the GOSPEL knownWITH BOLDNESSSpecifically the GOSPEL that has put me in chainsBoldly speaking but speaking only as I ought to speakBenedictionTo the BrethrenPeaceLove with faithFrom God—The FatherFrom the LORD Jesus ChristGrace to those who love Jesus incorruptibly