Standing our Ground

As we draw the spiritual warfare series to a close we have studied each of the pieces of the armor of God Paul lays out in Ephesians. Each piece of armor not only represents an action or attitude that we need personally and corporately, but it also represents ways our enemy attacks us.

We need the belt of truth because Satan is a liar who tries to deceive us and keep us from God’s plan. We need the breastplate of righteousness because Satan continually attacks our vital spiritual organs, our mind and emotions. In addition, when believers sin, we become vulnerable to our enemy. Believers need the solid footing of peace as Satan is always trying to undermine our relationship with God and our relationships with others. The gospel personally produces peace with God, and peace with others. The last piece of armor considered was the shield of faith. Our enemy always encourages us to doubt God and his promises. However, it is by believing in God and his promises that we can stand in the war.

This Sunday, we will consider two more pieces of armor—the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. We will consider what they represent, why we need them, and how to put them on.

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