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Summary: To expose the doctrine of armour-bearing and discuss the biblical way of doing it.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Is your armour-bearing biblical?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Advanced Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To expose the doctrine of armour-bearing and discuss the biblical way of doing it.

IV. TEXT:

Ephesians 6:11 (Amplified Bible)

6:11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

V. THESIS:

Thank you FATHER GOD, for the whole armour of GOD that I have put on myself, no one bears them for me, I bear them all myself to protect me from spiritual enemies of this world. I put on and wear JESUS CHRIST as the Armour of GOD, so I am protected from the spiritual enemies in this world. The LORD JESUS CHRIST goes before me, around me, and in me as my Armour of GOD.

Ephesians 6:11-13 (Amplified Bible)

6:11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

6:12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

6:13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].

VI. TITLE:

Biblical Armour Bearing

VII. EXPLICATION:

Epistles to the Ephesians

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: 60 to 64 A.D.

C. Purpose: To show believers their position in Christ and encourage them to walk accordingly.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

D. To whom written: Ephesian church

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Armourbearer, armour-bearer or armor-bearer came from the Hebrew word "naw-saw', naw-saw'" meaning: (Reference: Strong's Hebrew Dictionary)

A primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively: - accept, advance, arise, (able to, [armour], suffer to) bear (-er, up), bring (forth), burn, carry (away), cast, contain, desire, ease, exact, exalt (self), extol, fetch, forgive, furnish, further, give, go on, help, high, hold up, honourable (+ man), lade, lay, lift (self) up, lofty, marry, magnify, X needs, obtain, pardon, raise (up), receive, regard, respect, set (up), spare, stir up, + swear, take (away, up), X utterly, wear, yield.

So in the Old Testament, we see an armour-bearer can also fetch for his master like a dog.

1 Samuel 20:35-40 (Amplified Bible)

20:35 In the morning Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little lad was with him.

20:36 And he said to his lad, Run, find the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.

20:37 When the lad came to the place where Jonathan had shot the arrow, Jonathan called to [him], Is not the arrow beyond you?

20:38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not! The lad gathered up the arrow and came to his master.

20:39 But the lad knew nothing; only Jonathan and David knew the matter.

20:40 Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad and told him, Go, carry them to the city.

A. In Old Testament/Old covenant, somebody else bear our armours for us

"1 Samuel 14:1 (Amplified Bible)

14:1 ONE DAY Jonathan son of Saul said to his armor-bearer, Come, let us go over to the Philistine garrison on the other side. But he did not tell his father. "

1. Characteristics of an armour-bearer in the Old Testament:

a. Obeys his master without question

1 Samuel 14:1 (Amplified Bible)

14:1 ONE DAY Jonathan son of Saul said to his armor-bearer, Come, let us go over to the Philistine garrison on the other side. But he did not tell his father.

1 Samuel 14:6 (Amplified Bible)

14:6 And Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For there is nothing to prevent the Lord from saving by many or by few.

b. Supports with his life all the things in mind of his master

1 Samuel 14:7 (Amplified Bible)

14:7 And his armor-bearer said to him, Do all that is in your mind; I am with you in whatever you think [best].

1 Chronicles 10:4-5 (Amplified Bible)

10:4 Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and abuse and make sport of me. But his armor-bearer would not, for he was terrified. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it.

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