Ephesians 610-18 2 The Armor of God 3 The Armor of God 10Finally my brethren be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 4 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities against powers against the rulers of the darkness of this age against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. The Armor of God 5 The Armor of God 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand. 14Stand therefore having girded your waist with truth having put on the breastplate of righteousness 15and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace 16above all taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 6 The Armor of God 17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God 18praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints 7 The Armor of God The Belt of Truth Gods Word 8 The Armor of God The Belt of Truth Gods Word
The armor starts with the belt.
Roman soldiers wore belts to secure their clothing and hold weapons.
Usually made from leather or tightly woven fabric around the loin area. The tunic was fastened to this girdle as was all the other pieces of their armor.
This girdle held everything in place as well as holding the sword.
9 The Armor of God The Belt of Truth Gods Word
A Christians survival in the world requires a firm grounding in the absolute truth of the bible.
The truth sets us free from the devils lies and deception.
The enemy downplays the consequences of sin and promotes its pleasures.
Rooted in the truth we are equipped to recognize lies resist the devil and do Gods will.
10 The Armor of God The Belt of Truth Gods Word
Intelligence and Discernment
11 The Whole Armor of God How do I put on (apply) the Belt of Truth
Study the Word.
Memorize the Word.
Meditate on the Word.
Pray the Word.
Speak the Word over your circumstances.
12 The Whole Armor of God Conclusion
The battle is the Lords.
We must fight the good fight His way.
Not by might nor power but by His Spirit.
We must prepare (put on) the armor.
Without the belt everything else falls off!
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