God's Battle; not Ours
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)
How is the Christian related to the power of God? the battle is the Lord's; God's honour is involved; the security of our salvation; kept by the power of of God; the working of the power of God within us; the devil cannot touch the Christian; the Church; the body of Christ.