SPIRIT-FILLED WARFARE

THE SPIRIT-FILLED SERIES
SPIRIT-FILLED WARFARE
TEXT: Ephesians 6:10-12
“Finally” indicates that we have reached the last major section of the book of Ephesians. Paul closes with a challenge of Spirit-Filled Warfare and the Spiritual Power we HAVE to be victorious in our Christian walk.
THE SOURCE OF YOUR STRENGTH – vs. 10
• “Be strong in the Lord” – “strong” means “to be empowered; to be strengthened” – the spiritual strength you can possess comes from your relationship with Jesus
• “In the strength of His might” – “power” refers possessing “absolute authority & ability Ephesians 1:18-23
THE SOURCE OF YOUR STABILITY – vs. 11
• How You Are Embattled – “the schemes of the devil”
• How You Are Equipped – “put on the whole armor of God” – spiritual battle/spiritual armor
• “put on” – your responsibility – daily dress for the battle engaging the enemy in spiritual combat with absolute “authority & ability”
• “full” – every piece of “armor” is essential equipment for the battle
• How You Are Enabled – “be able to stand firm”- “able” possessing the “power, ability”
• RECOGNIZE: Recognizing you’re in a war!
• REFUSE: Refusing to be in passive warfare with the devil!
• RESIST: This is active warfare! James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:9

THE SOURCE OF YOUR STRUGGLES – vs. 12
• The enemy is Satan, and all the spiritual forces he controls- 1 John 4:4
• He deceives us by lying; by casting doubt on the Word of God; to doubt God’s GREATNESS, GOODNESS & GRACE- 1 Peter 5:8

CONCLUSION
SPIRIT-FILLED – IN CHRIST – YOU are a VICTOR and the devil is NO MATCH for you!

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