Contributed on Sep 13, 2009
Though we face a defeated foe, we will ensure our own defeat if we fail to respect his power. God has provided us with armour and weapons that give us victory, but we must train ourselves to use them--then, we must use them.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this ...read more
Contributed on Sep 19, 2009
In the battle that rages about us, many are taken captive. Many more are unawasre that we are at war. However, the Bible insists that we are engaged in war with a brutal enemy. Are we ready?
EPHESIANS 6:11 THE RAGING BATTLE “Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” If you seek a religion that will make you comfortable, Christianity is not for you. Despite the emphasis on peace and benefit that emanates from Christian ...read more
Contributed on Sep 26, 2009
We are at war with spiritual wickedness. However, God has equipped us for victory. We need but draw on what He has already provided to be assured of victory.
“Take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” "If you don’t want trouble, don’t say anything, don’t do anything, don’t be anything.” This sage advice was offered by a man who frequently stood in the midst of battle. ...read more
Contributed on Oct 18, 2009
Christians are not appointed to take new ground from the enemy. Rather, we are appointed to occupy ground which the Master has already won.
EPHESIANS 6:11, 13, 14 YOUR MISSION – STAND “Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. “Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore.” ...read more
Contributed on Oct 25, 2009
God’s armour is complete; his servant is fully protected and equipped to fulfil the mission to stand firm against the enemy.
EPHESIANS 6:13-18 BATTLE DRESS “Take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having ...read more
Contributed on Nov 8, 2009
The words of the Word are the sword God has given to each Christian to defend the territory assigned. We must learn the Word and employ the Word, if we will successfully resist the evil one.
“Take … the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” God’s Word is the sole weapon provided to His people to enable them to fulfil His charge to stand firm on the ground that He won through sacrifice. Whenever we think of the Bible, we seldom think of it in militaristic terms. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 15, 2009
Without prayer and watchfulness, the divine armour we are provided is rendered ineffective.
Put on the whole armour of God, “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, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the ...read more