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Resisting the Devil

Book of Ephesians

A Sermon on Ephesians 6:14

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, (ESV)

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Temptation is a constant trap that the devil puts in the path of Christians. Satan is constantly prowling around as he tries to convince Christians into crediting their salvation by to the being binding ofound to rules and regulations. He tries to twists and distorts the truth of the gGospel by making us the Christian think that they we are still under the power and dominion of sin. How then do Christians we turn away from these temptations? Dr. Lloyd-Jones Iin this sermon on Ephesians 6:14 titled “Resisting the Devil,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones eloquently explains that how the weapon to use against temptation is the breastplate of righteousness. He points out in Scripture how the breastplate of righteousness is a reminder us that theour old self has been crucified with Christ, resulting in liberation from the laws and regulations theywe were bound to before. In Dr. Lloyd-Jones’shis words, Christianswe no longer live a good life to become a Christian, but rather because theywe are a Christian. Not only are theywe liberated from the old lLaw, but also from the dominion and power of sin. Sin and evil no longer rule themus. ChristiansWe are now ruled by the power and dominion of God. The breastplate of righteousness helps themus to resist the devil by realizing that his temptations and traps no longer have power over themus.

Additional Scripture Translations

Ephesians 6:14, New American Standard Bible

14Stand firm therefore, having belted your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Ephesians 6:14, King James Version

14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

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.