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  • Soldier wears armor for protection. Every piece of equipment is critical to survival. A soldier never goes to battle without clear instructions and the right equipment. Orders given by the commander and chief A battle plan Tactics of the enemy The importance of protection and weaponry to survive and win
  • The Apostle Paul give clear instructions for the battle of life…a battle every Christian will face. Paul’s instructions are given to encourage and to warn…victory is at hand. But, you can be wounded along the way.
  • Belt of truth – Truth of God strengthens…it is truth you can count on and truth you should practice. Breastplate of Righteousness – We are to reflect the righteous character of God in our actions.
  • Feet of the Gospel – Is the knowledge and acceptance of the gospel that causes us to be ready to do the WILL of God, including sharing the good news, the gospel, the salvation message of love to others.
  • Shield of Faith – is our relationship with a faithful, all-powerful God that can protect us from the evil one. Trusting God will ALL or our life, that means ALL…finances, health, family, …ALL
  • Helmet of Salvation – the Key…Helmet to protect the most vital part of the body the HEAD…The helmet of salvation is most important…it is our most ultimate protection against evil the sin of past, present, and future…it is God’s promise through salvation only given by Him through His son Jesus Christ…it is the acceptance of His son Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior by which you can have Salvation…the ultimate protection from sure eternal death an damnation to a promise of hope in eternal life. Sword of the Spirit – is the word of God…the only offensive weapon needed…the instrument by which God’s power is shown.
  • It is through the power of prayer that every Christian has access to God. We are to be in constant communication with God…our Commander and Chief…always be alert…be aware of your surroundings, environment…trust God and follow His lead!

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  • 1. The Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-18 Pastor Marty Duncan FOTH - October 2008
  • 2. The Armor of God
    • Why does a soldier wear armor?
    • What would happen if a soldier went to battle missing a piece of armor?
    • Why does a soldier obey the orders of the general or the king?
  • 3. The Armor of God
    • Christian Warfare - Eph 6:10-18 (HCSB)
    • 10  Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11   Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. 12  For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. 13  This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14  Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, 15  and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. 16  In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17  Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. 18  With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit, and stay alert in this, with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
  • 4. The Armor of God
    • 14  Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt round your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest,
    • BELT of TRUTH
    • BREASTPLATE of RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 5. The Armor of God
    • 15  and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.
    • FEET sandaled with the GOSPEL of PEACE
  • 6. The Armor of God
    • 16  In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one.
    • SHIELD of FAITH
  • 7. The Armor of God
    • 17  Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word
    • HELMET of SALVATION
    • SWORD of the SPIRIT- the Word of God
  • 8. The Armor of God
    • 18  With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit , and stay alert in this, with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
  • 9. The Armor of God
    • Our Victory is…
    • From God
    • Through Christ
    • Over the world
    • Over sin
    • Over death and the grave