The Enemy Described
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)
Our need to understand the enemy; the devil is a person; the devil is not divine; second in power only to God; the names of the devil; and their meanings; principalities and powers; and their functions; a Christian to be in the world; but not of it; delivered from the power of darkness; education not the answer to man's problem; man is but an instrument in the hands of the rulers of darkness.