Putting On the Armor of God

Girding the Loins with Truth

Referring to the Thoughts – What goes through the mind, 1 Peter 1:13

Combats Lying and Gossip

Breastplate of Righteousness

We Are Righteous Because We Are In Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:21

By His Stripe We are Healed, 1 Peter 2:24

Defends Against Independence from God and Pride

Feet Prepared with the Gospel of Peace

This is the Message for Salvation, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

It is a Gospel of Peace, Romans 5:1

Defends against Stealing, Laziness in Spiritual things, and Bitterness

The Shield of Faith, Ephesians 6:16

Fiery darts of the malignantly evil one

Doubting is when you do something that you think is against the standards God has set for your life.

The Helmet of Salvation, Ephesians 6:17

Our Salvation in Christ, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Defends Against Disappointment, Discouragement, Cowardice in Spiritual Things, Unforgiving (not gracious) Spirit

Disappointment, Job 3:1-26

Discouragement, Job 10:1-22

Cowardice in Spiritual Things, Luke 22:31-32

Stand as Men, 1 Corinthians 16:13

Unforgiving (Not Gracious) Spirit, 2 Corinthians 2:10-11

The Sword of the Spirit, Ephesians 6:17

This is the Utterances of God

Used to Defend Against Any Attack that Makes it Through the Other Parts of the Armor

Defensive, Not Offensive

The sword is used for all other types of attacks that get through the other parts of the armor. It is defensive still, not striking out, but destroying the attempts by Satan to negatively influence our thoughts by using specific statements from God’s word to counter them.

Defending against corrupt communication Ephesians 4:27-30

Defending against being a busybody or Gossip 1 Timothy 5:13

Examples of Using an Utterance from God

Independence from God, Colossians 3:17, 1 Peter 4:11

Disappointment, Ephesians 5:20

Discouragement, 1 Timothy 4:10

Doubt, Romans 14:23; James 1:6

Pride, Romans 12:3

Lying, Colossians 3:9

Corrupt Communication, Ephesians 4:29

Anxiety, 1 Peter 5:7-8

Communicating on Behalf of Other Saints, Ephesians 6:18

Worship is Giving God Credit for Who He Is

Supplication is a Cry for Help – Supplicating on Behalf of Other Saints

Angels and Demons

Angels are spirit beings

They are messengers

They were created before the universe

They cannot die, like humans

They care for those who will receive salvation

They can Interact with Humans as Humans

Demons come from the two lower ranks of Angels

They followed Satan in his rebellion

They were judged with Satan and fell

During the earthly ministry of Christ their activity was manifested

They can indwell unbelievers

They cannot touch Saints

They use Satan’s methods to persuade the saints to be independent from God

The Church’s authority over them is to resist them with the armor from God