"GETTING READY TO GO TO BATTLE"
Introduction: Every morning when we awaken we have responsi-
bilities. So we get up from our beds. After we have accom-
plished this great feat we begin getting ourselves ready for
the day. We have to get this old body of flesh ready for
presentation to the world. What a challenge? Amen!
T.S: Since we are in spiritual warfare what do you do every
day to get ready to go to battle? What do we need to do to
get ready to go to battle?
1. WAKE UP TO THE BATTLE OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE!(6:10-12)
2. DRESS UP FOR THE BATTLE OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE!(6:13-17)
Exp: full armor of God: the entire armor of God-you will
"resist in evil day"--power to resist to say no!
"having done everything to stand firm"--compromise
occurs much because we have not put on the armor
of God. "stand" indicates urgency!
There are six pieces of dress for the warriors dress
in spiritual warfare. They are:
Piece #1-Truth! (Gird your loins with truth)
*Before a Roman soldier put on his armor he put on a belt
around his waist. This held it all together. We are to hold
the armor together with truth! All truth is from God!
App: The person of Truth (Jesus-John 14:6)
The word of Truth (The Word of God-Psalm 119:42-43)
The Spirit of Truth (The Holy Spirit-John 14,15, 16)
The pillar and foundation of truth(The church-1 Timothy
*Teaching: Jesus holds all the armor together! He is
Piece #2-Breastplate of righteousness("having put on the B ofR'
Righteousness is everything Satan is not! This type of right-
eousness is sanctifying righteousness, the process of living
in a refreshing relationship with Jesus. This gives me courag(
and helps me repudiate all of my self-righteousness.
The breastplate protects the chest cavity of our bodies from
Piece #3-Gospel of Peace(Having ...
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