Ready And Equipped For Battle | Ephesians: Your Life In The Family Of God, Part 15

December 18, 2022   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

Ephesians, pt 15 – “Ready and Equipped for Battle”

A life with Jesus is not a , it is a .

Ephesians 6:10-24
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 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 firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. 21 So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. 22 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts.
23 Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.

We are in a spiritual battle.
God has equipped us to win the war.
How we posture ourselves makes all the difference.

Remember:

1. Jesus has 
2. Satan can do some 

We either  and his influence,
or we completely  around us.

 

Ready and equipped for battle…


1.  that you are in a battle

Ephesians 6:10-12
Finally,  and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole  of God, that you may be able to  the schemes of . 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the  over this present darkness, against the  in the heavenly places.

The way to win the battle is not by  but by  supernatural power from God.

The  we face in life are not the things of this world but .

2.  with the full armor of God

Ephesians 6:13-17
Therefore take up the , that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the , and having put on the , 15 and, as  for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the . 16 In all circumstances take up the , with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the , and the , which is the word of God,

The Armor of God….
Belt of truth
Breastplate of righteousness
Shoes of peace
Shield of faith
Helmet of salvation
The Sword of the Spirit

3. Know how to 

Ephesians 6:18
 at  in the Spirit, with all . To that end, keep alert with all perseverance,  for ,

The way we put on the armor of God is by being a .

Consider Paul’s prayer life…

Ephesians 6:19-20
that words may be given to me in opening my mouth  the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an , that I may , as I ought to speak.

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