Spiritual Warfare – Our Weapons of War

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Spiritual Warfare

Our Weapons of War

Pastor Elio’s sermon notes for Sunday April 25th, 2021

 

Ephesians 6:12 NLT
12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

 

 

Colossians 2:15 NLT
15 In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

Jesus, through His death on the cross, demonstrated to the whole universe His victory over the entire satanic kingdom.

Jesus, through His death on the cross, demonstrated to the whole universe His victory over the entire satanic kingdom.

2 Corinthians 2:14 NLT
14 But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.

 

 

Matthew 28:18-20 NIV
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

In the wilderness temptation Jesus defeated Satan on His own behalf.

In the wilderness temptation Jesus defeated Satan on His own behalf.

On the cross, Jesus defeated Satan on our behalf, not for Himself, but for us.

On the cross, Jesus defeated Satan on our behalf, not for Himself, but for us.

It is now our responsibility to demonstrate and administer the victory of Jesus.

It is now our responsibility to demonstrate and administer the victory of Jesus.

- Weapons of defense - Weapons of attack

– Weapons of defense – Weapons of attack

Ephesians 6:13 NIV
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

1. The belt of truth 2. Breastplate of righteousness 3. The shoes of preparation of the Gospel. 4. The shield of faith 5. The helmet of salvation 6. The sword of the spirit

1. The belt of truth 2. Breastplate of righteousness 3. The shoes of preparation of the Gospel. 4. The shield of faith 5. The helmet of salvation 6. The sword of the spirit

1. THE BELT OF TRUTH

1. THE BELT OF TRUTH

2. BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

2. BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

 

Proverbs 4:23 NLT
23 Guard your heart above all else,for it determines the course of your life.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:8 NLT
8 But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.

 

Philippians 3:9 NLT
9 and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.

 

2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT
21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NLT
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!

3. THE SHOES OF THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL

3. THE SHOES OF THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL

Matthew 10:12-13 NLT
12 When you enter the home, give it your blessing. 13 If it turns out to be a worthy home, let your blessing stand; if it is not, take back the blessing.

4. THE SHIELD OF FAITH

4. THE SHIELD OF FAITH

5. THE HELMET OF SALVATION

5. THE HELMET OF SALVATION

Isaiah 61:3 NLT
3 To all who mourn in Israel,he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,a joyous blessing instead of mourning,festive praise instead of despair.In their righteousness, they will be like great oaksthat the Lord has planted for his own glory.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:8 NLT
8 But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.

 

Romans 10:10 NLT
10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.

 

Hebrews 11:1 NLT
1 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.

Hope is a quiet, steady expectation of good based on the promises of God’s word.

Hope is a quiet, steady expectation of good based on the promises of God’s word.

Hope is an optimistic attitude that always chooses to see the best and will not give way to depression, doubt, and self-pity.

Hope is an optimistic attitude that always chooses to see the best and will not give way to depression, doubt, and self-pity.

Romans 8:28 NASB1995
28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

If we really know that everything that happens in our lives is being worked together by God for our good, then there never is a reason for pessimism.

If we really know that everything that happens in our lives is being worked together by God for our good, then there never is a reason for pessimism.

Colossians 1:27 NIV
27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

 

 

Hebrews 6:19 NIV
19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

 

Hebrews 10:23 NLT
23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

6. THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

6. THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

Hebrews 4:12 NLT
12 For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

 

Matthew 4:1-7 NIV
1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:“ ‘He will command his angels concerning you,and they will lift you up in their hands,so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

 

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