Summary: Prevailing in salvation gives us the strength we need to stand in our
“I WILL PREVAIL”, Part 5:
Prevailing in Salvation.
The Armor of God: Finding the Strength in
Your Struggle to Stand for Jesus!
We continue with our Series “I Will Prevail”. And today we speak about prevailing in SALVATION!
“I will be right with God! I will stand in the strength of the Lord and in His mighty power; I will take up the whole armor of God and take my stand against the devil’s schemes.
I put on the belt of truth around my waist. I choose to hear, believe, speak and live by the truth.
I put on the breastplate of righteousness and have it in place. I am in a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and my conscience is clear towards others. I take my stand against the devil’s schemes to question who I am in Christ.
I have the good news of peace with God through Jesus Christ on my feet and I go telling others about peace with God and with those around me.
Today, I take up the shield of faith and with it quench all of the fiery darts of the enemy—to keep immature or deceived. I trust in God alone.
I put on the helmet of salvation.
Salvation is used in this letter in 1:13-14 and 2:5, 8:
5, 8 For it is by grace you have been SAVED (and again in verse 8 only it adds) through faith; this is a gift from God.
13 And you also were included IN Christ when you HEARD the word of TRUTH, the GOSPEL of your SALVATION. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
If you want to take someone out quickly, go for the head!!! Satan knows this, and he will mess with your head. Protection comes from Salvation.
Are you saved today? Have you been saved? Are you being saved? Will you be among those who will be saved?
We HAVE BEEN saved from sin’s PENALTY
We ARE BEING saved from sin’s POWER & PLEASURE
We WILL BE saved from sin’s PRESENCE
How? One way we are saved is by:
(1) What you heard.
A. What you hear produces faith!
B. Truth produces faith!
C. Revelation produces faith!
All of this is an act of the prevenient grace of God!
Another way we are saved is by:
(2) What your heart says = believe. Romans 10:9-10 says, it is with your heart you keep on believing and are justified, and it is with your mouth you keep on confessing and are saved!
A. Your hearts speaks salvation
Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” So we talk about what is in our hearts.
B. Your heart sings salvation
“Sing and making melody in your hearts unto the Lord” (Eph 5).
C. Your heart shares salvation ~ Philippians 4:6-8
Worry will rob you. Peace will guard you. What you think about is important to your mind that is under your helmet!
Satan wants to rob you of your testimony—your testimony will strengthen you and will encourage others.
When was the last time you share about your salvation?