The Whole Armour of God
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:13-15
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. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. (ESV)
There are many who fail at the Christian life because they have not recognized they are involved with spiritual warfare. The scriptures tell us we are involved in a spiritual conflict, and our spiritual enemy is subtle beyond description. That’s the warning Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones gives us as he begins this sermon on verses 13-15 in Chapter 6 of Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. He continues by revealing the hope that is found in the Bible in the whole of Ephesians 6. There, Paul tells us there is a way of victory through the armour of God. In our spiritual conflict, how can we avail ourselves of the strength of the Lord and the power of His might? By taking the full armour of God prayerfully, piece by piece. Each piece of the armour of God is important for us to have access to the full strength of the Lord.
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.