Letters from Prison - Ephesians 6:10-20
There’s an “Oh, no!” in this passage. And there’s an “Oh, wow!” in this passage.
When Paul talks about spiritual armor, he’s saying, “This is your new default view of life: ‘Life is war.’” The Christian life is not a playground, but it is a battleground. Spiritual warfare is an invisible chess match behind enemy lines. There’s a behind-the-scenes maneuvering, where people are locked in mortal spiritual combat. That’s the “Oh, no!”.
What’s the “Oh, wow”? Well, there is spiritual warfare, BUT we have “weapons of authority.” The key is to understand these weapons and activate them. By ourselves, we are nothing. But when we put on that red uniform known has the blood of Christ, Satan has to stop and take notice.
How can we claim the reality of Christ’s victory over the darkness? How can we live in His authority? By understanding THREE things…
The Nature of Our Weapons –
they’re spiritual and powerful
The Need for Our Weapons –
we have an enemy and an evil day to face
The Names of Our Weapons –
the weapons cover the whole body.
Invitation: Jesus was and is the ultimate warrior. Jesus lived in righteousness and faithfulness for our salvation. Jesus gave us all a breastplate of perfect righteousness. He secured our peace so that no matter where we go, we can share peace with others. Jesus tells us who we really are and shields us from accusations. Jesus wielded the sword of the Spirit to defend our place in creation. "Oh, Wow!"
Receive Him today!