The Enemy We Face (Ephesians 6:10-12)

The Enemy We Face

Ephesians 6:10-12

I. “Be strong in the Lord…” (Ephesians 6:10)

    A. “Be strong and of good courage” (Joshua 1:6, 7, 9, 16-18; 21:43-45)
    B. Strength comes from God and is found in Christ (Romans 8:1; James 4:7; Philippians 4:13, 19)

II. “Put on the whole armor of God…” (Ephesians 6:11)

    A. Spiritual armor (Romans 13:12-14; John 8:12; 2 Corinthians 6:3-7)
    B. “Wiles” = schemes, tricks

III. “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood…” (Ephesians 6:12)

    A. Do not underestimate the devil’s smarts (2 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Timothy 4:2; 2 Timothy 3:7)
    B. Do not underestimate the devil’s strength (1 Peter 5:8)

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