Attacks on Assurance (2)
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-13
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 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. 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. (ESV)
Do you feel as though the Lord has withdrawn his smile from you? Does your current, difficult state worry you that perhaps you are not truly a Christian? In this sermon on Ephesians 6:10-13, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows us that when we experience hardship and adversity we must remember that the Lord allows difficult things in our lives because he wants to grow us. This ought to be a great comfort to us in our hardship! Adversity encourages us not to rely on our good works, but to be encouraged that we are being grown and prepared for future glory with Christ. Do not question the matter of your justification when you experience trials and suffering. Rather remember that when we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness!