The Armor of God–Part 2 of 2

Ephesians 6:13-18 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

Continued from yesterday. This armor is not something we put on occasionally, but we are to wear it all the time.

The helmet of salvation. Satan would attack us at our understanding and experience of our salvation.
(1) 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 Satan will attack our mind with imaginations, and everything that would exalt itself against the knowledge of God and our obedience.
(2) Hebrews 5:9 It is eternal. Satan would try to convince us that we can lose our salvation.
(3) Ephesians 2:8 We are saved by grace through faith—it is a gift of God. Satan would deceive us into thinking that we are saved by our works.
(4) Romans 8:2 We live in freedom from the law of sin and death by the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus as, we live not after the flesh but after the Spirit.
The Sword of the Spirit (the word of God).
(1) Luke 4:1-13 We resist the devil with the word of God, just as Jesus did when He was led away into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
(2) John 14:26; Luke 12:12, 21:14-15; Matthew 10:20 We will know what scripture to use because the Holy Spirit will bring it to our remembrance for it is His sword.
Prayer. Prayer is the key to remaining clothed in the armor of God.
(1) We are to pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit (not in the flesh). We are to be watchful for opportunities to pray, for the spirit of prayer, and against all those things which would hinder prayer.
(2) Satan will do everything he can to keep us from maintaining a consistent line of communication with the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:24 Then comes the end, when Jesus shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.