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)
Call upon the name of the Lord; the active realisation of His nearness; God gives special grace at times of trial; the Christian is encouraged to ask for this help; an anointing of the Holy One; examples of this strengthening in both Old and New Testaments; the Lord's special help through visions; the truth of those promises today.