The Wiles of the Devil
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)
In times of battle and great war, military leaders will do all that is necessary in order to obtain information about their enemy’s strategy. Likewise, in the spiritual warfare of the Christian, we have to know how our enemy will attack. Thankfully, we have been told in God’s Word who our enemy is and how he operates. Therefore, there is great encouragement in considering the works of the devil. In this survey of the works of the devil, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones uses Ephesians 6:10-13 to aid the Christian in their understanding of the fiery darts that come from his hand and from his evil army. While Satan is not omnipresent and is always subservient to God, he nevertheless has much power. His attacks on the world and Christian people, specifically, are strategic. Dr. Lloyd-Jones, based upon the authority of God’s word, systematically, exposes the devil’s strategy. He demonstrates how the Evil One manifests his power over mankind. This practical message will encourage you as Dr. Lloyd-Jones lists some of the ways the evil spirits affect minds of men. If you desire to understand more about the spiritual warfare Christians face, this sermon will equip you to that end. Listen as Dr. Lloyd-Jones passionately exposes the wiles of the devil.
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.