The Armor Of God


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  • 1/11/2009
  • The Armor Of God

    1. 2. <ul><li>How Can We Fight the Good Fight? </li></ul><ul><li>… Faith: 1 Timothy 6:12; 1 Jn. 5:3-4 </li></ul><ul><li>v. 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. </li></ul><ul><li>We can be strong in Christ’s power! </li></ul><ul><li>Mt. 28:18; Phil. 4:13, 19 </li></ul><ul><li>God supplies us with mighty spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>weapons. 2 Cor. 10:3-5; Prov. 21:22 </li></ul>
    2. 3. What Protection Does God Give Us? <ul><li>V.11 Put on the whole armor of God , that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. NKJ </li></ul><ul><li>With God’s Armor on we CAN stand firm against our enemies! Rom. 13:12; 2 Cor. 6:7 </li></ul><ul><li>But we must first put God’s armor on in order for it to protect us. </li></ul>
    3. 4. When Do We Need This Armor? <ul><li>V.13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all , to stand. </li></ul><ul><li>Always! 1 Pet. 5:8; 2 Cor. 10:6; 2 Cor. 11:3 </li></ul><ul><li>We must do all that we can to stand against our enemies. 1 Cor. 10:12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The evil day… Eph. 5:16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand God’s will and do it! Eph. 5:17 </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Elements of God’s Armor <ul><li>V.14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth , having put on the breastplate of righteousness , </li></ul><ul><li>We must have Truth to bind our Armor on us, as a belt to safely secure it. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like our Savior… Isaiah 11:5; Jn. 1:14 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must put on the “breastplate of righteousness ” too. Isaiah 59:17; Eph. 5:9 </li></ul>
    5. 6. Elements of God’s Armor <ul><li>V.15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; </li></ul><ul><li>Must have the readiness of the gospel every step we take. Ps. 10:17; Isaiah 26:3; Phil. 4:7; Rom. 10:15 </li></ul><ul><li>All scripture can prepare us for every good work. 2 Tim. 3:16-17 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Live by it or die without it! Matthew 4:4 </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. Elements of God’s Armor <ul><li>V.16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. </li></ul><ul><li>Faith is our victorious shield of God! </li></ul><ul><li>Prov. 30:5; 1 Jn. 5:4 </li></ul><ul><li>With this shield we CAN extinguish the enemy’s darts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True Faith is hearing and obeying God… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rom. 10:17; Jas. 2:17-20 </li></ul>
    7. 8. Elements of God’s Armor <ul><li>V.17 And take the helmet of salvation , and the sword of the Spirit , which is the word of God ; </li></ul><ul><li>Put on the helmet of salvation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ the hope of salvation” protects our head </li></ul></ul><ul><li> 1 Thes. 5:8-9; Rom. 5:5; 2 Tim. 2:10 </li></ul><ul><li>The sword of the Spirit is the word of God. </li></ul><ul><li> Heb. 4:12; Rev. 1:16; Col. 3:16; Jn. 6:63 </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Therefore we must obey Jesus and put on the whole armor of God which includes: </li></ul><ul><li>The belt of truth and breastplate of righteousness v. 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Our feet prepared with the shoes of gospel peace. v. 15 </li></ul><ul><li>The shield of Faith v.16 </li></ul><ul><li>The helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit v. 17 </li></ul><ul><li>Are you wearing the whole armor of God? </li></ul>