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BOOST: Winning Your Spiritual Battles – Ephesians 6:10-18

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BOOST
Ultimate Fighter
August 15, 2010

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:11-13 (ESV)

I. God wants me to be victorious by putting on the full armor of Christ.

A. Belt of Truth and Breastplate of Righteousness—Battle for Your Purity
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness… Ephesians 6:14 (ESV)

B. Shoes of the Gospel of Peace—Battle for Urgency

and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. Ephesians 6:15 (ESV)

C. Shield of Faith—Battle for Your Faith

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
Ephesians 6:16 (ESV)

D. Helmet of Salvation—Battle for Your Thoughts

and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, Ephesians 6:17 (ESV)

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 (NIV)

E. Sword of the Spirit—Battle for the Word of God

and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication…
Ephesians 6:17 (ESV)