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The Armor of God, check it out

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by matuisgman, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. The Armor of God, check it out

    Using for bases of sunday school lesson for older kids, what you think.

    The Armor of God

    Ephesians 6:10-18
    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our stuggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rules, against the authorities, and against the powers of this dark world and against the spirituals forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, tostand. Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteouness in place, and with your feet fitted with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all saints.


    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
    • Depend on God

    Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
    • See that you are protected from evil, so you can stand firm against it. So all ways be sure to have it on

    For our stuggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rules, against the authorities, and against the powers of this dark world and against the spirituals forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
    • What we fight againt, are stuggles are not against people, but evil

    Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
    • To be always ready for when evil comes.

    Stand firm then…

    … with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,…
    • Belts hold things together, do the truth of God helps hold everything in place.

    … with the breastplate of righteouness in place,…
    • The major protection for the body, our own body is not sufficient, wee need Gods more effective protection.

    and with your feet fitted with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
    • Protection for feet that allow you to move well, to always be ready to go and tell the world.

    In addition to all this,…

    take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all flaming arrows of the evil one.
    • Shield protect us against attacks, so by keeping our faith we help protect ourselves from lies and temtations.

    Take the helmet of salvation …
    • The helmet protects our heads or minds, so th knowledge of our salvation helps resist attacks. Also helments are sometimes used as sybols of victory.

    …and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
    • The sword is our weapon of offense, it is the word of God, the Bible. Helps in rebuking the lies and temtations of satan.

    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all saints.
    • Always pray in what ever you do
     
  2. That is very good Mat .... Can I just elaborate a little ?

    The Armour
    Paul related in those days to the armour because they were on the battleground against the Romans. But we can relate to our day as well

    1….. Belt of Truth…. The belt for the soldier would hold their pants up and the belt held the sword.
    Truth is the foundation. Everything is built on Truth . Truth holds everything together just as the belt does. Satan is a lier and a deceiver so if you have truth you can defeat him. Know the truth and the truth will set you free.

    2…. Breastplate of Righteousness ( Protects the heart ) No errow could hit them in their heart because of the breastplate that they wore. We are told to guard our heart . Don’t leave home with out the breast plate.

    3…… The Shoes … vs 15 ….. Soldiers would wear sandals but they had spikes on the bottom for firm footing. When we have a firm footing in the Word of God …. Nothing can move us. Picture these shoes holding firmly planted on the ground.
    Solid …. Believe in Jesus because we are firmly grounded. We bring peace and good news of Jesus. Shoes are the Gospel of Faith.

    4…Shield of Faith
    The shield was made of light wood covered in leather . This would extinguish the fiery darts from the attacks of the enemy. In this way we must put up our shield of faith to with stand satan’s fiery darts.

    5….Helmet
    This protected the soldier and prevented the opponents swords from wounding. In the same way we need to put on the Helmet of Salvation because satan is after your heart and your mind. The helmet is the grace of God so that we know we are forgiven.


    Remind yourself every day that you are a child of God and by the renewal of your mind you will not believe satan’s lies. We need to protect ourselves.and advance in the army of God. We have a weapon “ the Sword “ the Word of God. The Word of God is what we use to push back satanic attacks.

     


  3. What a wonderful post Matuisgman. Its all covenant talk. Put on the armor of God. Signifying your trust in Gods ability to protect you agains all comers.

    Good stuff!:israel:
     
  4. One other thing - There is no protection for the back. It's safer not to run away. (smile)
     
  5. Nice Jeanann ... In other words if we have the whole armour of God on every day we have no need to run from the devil's fiery darts .

    Hallaleljah !!!

    :dance::dance::dance::dance:
     

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