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)
A new principle has been put into the life of the Christian; the great danger of idleness; matters of personal discipline; a lack of vigour; the importance of temperance; wasting our strength; continuing in a patient manner; adding godliness; loving the brethren; the power of the name of the Lord.