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Putting on the Armor

February 17, 2009

Ephesians 6:12-18 Are you wearing your armor?

12For our (A)struggle is not against (B)flesh and blood, but (C)against the rulers, against the powers, against the (D)world forces of this (E)darkness, against the (F)spiritual forces of wickedness in (G)the heavenly places.

 13Therefore, take up (H)the full armor of God, so that you will be able to (I)resist in (J)the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

 14Stand firm therefore, (K)HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING (L)PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,

 15and having (M)shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE;

 16in addition to all, taking up the (N)shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the (O)flaming arrows of (P)the evil one.

 17And take (Q)THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the (R)sword of the Spirit, which is (S)the word of God.

 18With all (T)prayer and petition (U)pray at all times (V)in the Spirit, and with this in view, (W)be on the alert with all (X)perseverance and (Y)petition for all the saints,

  1. Ephesians 6:12 : 1 Cor 9:25
  2. Ephesians 6:12 : Matt 16:17
  3. Ephesians 6:12 : Eph 1:21; 2:2; 3:10
  4. Ephesians 6:12 : John 12:31
  5. Ephesians 6:12 : Acts 26:18; Col 1:13
  6. Ephesians 6:12 : Eph 3:10
  7. Ephesians 6:12 : Eph 1:3
  8. Ephesians 6:13 : Eph 6:11
  9. Ephesians 6:13 : James 4:7
  10. Ephesians 6:13 : Eph 5:16
  11. Ephesians 6:14 : Is 11:5; Luke 12:35; 1 Pet 1:13
  12. Ephesians 6:14 : Is 59:17; Rom 13:12; Eph 6:13; 1 Thess 5:8
  13. Ephesians 6:15 : Is 52:7; Rom 10:15
  14. Ephesians 6:16 : 1 Thess 5:8
  15. Ephesians 6:16 : Ps 7:13; 120:4
  16. Ephesians 6:16 : Matt 5:37
  17. Ephesians 6:17 : Is 59:17
  18. Ephesians 6:17 : Is 49:2; Hos 6:5; Heb 4:12
  19. Ephesians 6:17 : Eph 5:26; Heb 6:5
  20. Ephesians 6:18 : Phil 4:6
  21. Ephesians 6:18 : Luke 18:1; Col 1:3; 4:2; 1 Thess 5:17
  22. Ephesians 6:18 : Rom 8:26
  23. Ephesians 6:18 : Mark 13:33
  24. Ephesians 6:18 : Acts 1:14
  25. Ephesians 6:18 : 1 Tim 2:1

the only offensive weapon is the sword of the Spirit (the Word of God).  All others are protective and defensive.

Strategies:  Resist, Fight, or flee.

Resist – James tells us to resist the devil and he will flee.  You have to be strong in Jesus for this to be effective, strong in the Word.  James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Fight – only fight by quoting scripture,  using the Word of God.  Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Flee sexual temptation

1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.

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