THE SPIRITUAL STRUGGLE IS REAL

THE SPIRITUAL STRUGGLE IS REAL

THE SPIRITUAL STRUGGLE IS REAL
Ephesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 14
Ephesians 6.10-20

LIVING A SPIRITUALLY-OPPOSED LIFE REQUIRES US TO …

ALLOW God’s Strength To Inspire Us

v. 10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” (esv) 

ALLOW Satan’s Schemes To Sober Us

v. 11 “… stand against the schemes of the devil.” (esv) 

v. 12 “… we … wrestle against … the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (esv) 

v. 13 “… to resist in the evil day …” (csb)

v. 13 “… and having done all, to stand firm.” (esv)

Matthew 4.9 “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” (esv) 

EMPLOY Jesus’ Armor To Equip Us

v. 13 “… take up the whole armor of God …” (esv)

v. 1.3 “… God … has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places …” (esv) 

v. 4.24 “… put on the new self, created after the likeness of God …” (esv)

Isaiah 59.17 “He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head …” (esv) 

  • TRUTH – 
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS – 
  • GOSPEL PEACE – 
  • GOSPEL PEACE – v. 16 “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith …” (esv)
  • SALVATION – John 10.28 “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” (esv) 
  • WORD OF GOD – v. 17 “… take … the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God …” (esv)      
  • PRAYER –

v. 1.19–20 “… the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead …” (esv)