The Call to Battle
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)
The battle in which victory is assured; the armour of God necessary for the triumphant Christian life; the power of the enemy; the Christian stands when others fall; our need for strength; the Christian needs to recognise his own weakness; the strength of the Lord; the Christian is to be strong in the strength and power of the Lord; the power of the Cross.