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April 19, 2022 8:00 am
Dr. Tony Evans Asian Christians often ignore one of the most powerful resource trials and temptation, God is God thing.
This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative, you wouldn't think of leaving home without your clothes on.
But many believers go out into the world, spiritually naked on a daily basis.
Let's join Dr. Evans as he explains how to suit up for a showdown with Satan. All concerned since chapter 6 that we understand the tool already wants to get us back to the sauce. He wants us to understand what all of our greatest not issuing greatest problem. So the greatest single passage on the matter of spiritual walk.
There going to now tell us the tools, weapons, equipment that you need to ask what is broken in your life day will be combined to make you victorious. I guarantee know that in these verses is concerned that believers are with God.
I want to talk about the legally on the nature of the arm and the names of the other all the need for the armor.
We are told that we need to stand firm word stand firm in verse 11. I thought keyframes you may be able to stand firm against the schemes, the crafting of the wild cutting the planning of the devil. Notice he also said in verse 13, having done everything, to stand for team the first line stand firm. Why do we need God, I'll tell you why you are fighting angels you are fighting angels. You are not biting people person in your life is not a problem which the Angels are getting the situation that you're facing right now is not your problem is only go Satan is. You may not have an you and I have been fighting people when we all been fighting angels speak I think that you wrestle not against flesh and blood against the principalities and the power that it you can use tools spiritual. He says that you must you murder of God, the Bible seven second review for 18 that we do not look on the scene on the scene we fight against an enemy spraying sauce in our earthly realm. This coming is so crafty. It's called the wiles of the devil is called the schemes of the devil. He is coming. He had on the ground mind that you don't know what they are and step on them suddenly explode and what does God want you to bill you want to talk to words stand firm will start stand what I want to stand firm in every sermon I preached up to this point he want to stand firm already won three stand firm in this water pipe take care of the ground.
We have already been one you already. That's the problem I want Marie Harris the principalities and powers stand for. We are like a football team to Apple Store anymore points stand out. The three have already been at least a hold on to the territory already conquered the work done by G.
Three have already stand for. Why, because of the evil day. He calls it. In verse 13 that you may be able to resist the evil day, what evil day that the day when your number comes up every Christian in here have a number that is a number when Satan unleashed hell after you. You have a good day today could enjoy it because tomorrow maybe the evil day estimate the Job you think about the evil day when God let Satan come after him when his home world fell apart. There is coming a day when Satan even at the permission of God in order to win the angelic conflict will Satan give you an evil day, and your job like Joe and firm for good and it felt good job for good.
Real good say though is that we slightly stood for. He did not let Satan watch him spot what God said that you be the armor of God to stand firm in the big three that are already the one that's what we spent so much time giving thanks. We want to thank God for the victory to remind ourselves we have one like it when looks like we have one stand firm when hell is unleashed against you reviewed 60 verse 13 says, stand firm in your faith. Secondly, the nature of the armor notice firsthand. Finally, be strong in the Lord. Finally, be strong in the Lord and the spring of his might. You know what that says the battle is not yours, but the Lords nature, is that it's God's armor. That's a passive inverse damage.
The strong in the Lord that if the path is imperative.
It means it is the Lords strength that will able you to stand firm in his work. The battle is not your hearts on them. Put another way, you must learn to dress for success. Now this is a very interesting set of armor here before we get to naming and I want you to look at two verbs to keep verbs. Please notice he says in verse 13, having girded in verse 14 and then he said later on in verse 14, having put in. Then he says in verse 15, having shot the first three pieces of armor from the verb to be an agreed having but notice the shift in the text with the last three he says in verse three. Taking up he says in verse 17 take the helmet and the sword or the sword of the Spirit, he moved to the verb to take to keep our changes.
Now, I must admit I thought this passage many times but this is the first time I noticed this degree the change of verbs from to take what's the difference some of the moment.
You people, possibly, you pick up as you needed the first three way of being addressed all the time taking you keep it nearby so you can pick it up at a moments notice in all six pieces of the armor. They are simply six ways of saying the same thing and that is get dressed up in Jesus everyday.
Look at Romans 13 oh you think if you look at Romans 13 these all ways of talking about Christ. Look at Romans chapter 13, he says in verse 11 and do this, knowing the time that it is already the hour for you to awaken from your sleep. We have a lot of sleepy Christians now salvation is near Austin. When we first believed. The night is almost gone and David hand. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light same author Paul.
The word behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness and in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its loss of life, which means put on Jesus. So if you want to dress for success in the spiritual welfare dress up in Jesus. Dr. Evans will have more on suiting up for spiritual warfare when he returns in just a moment. Now if you're wanting to dig deeper into the important subject. He's presenting today, I encourage you to check out his complete two volume 12 message series is called spiritual warfare and edit your learn the toughest problems you face are often created by spiritual issues the command spiritual solutions. Dr. Evans offers an effective plan of attack and shines a revealing light on the devil's tricks and tactics, allowing you to become equipped for winning victories on spiritual battlefields that can affect your marriage, finances, even emotions and addictions.
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He could really know what that thing so he would talk that thing up underneath his belt so he would have mobility but don't have loops on it which would carry his sword.
For example, which would carry some clips so we can connect his breastplate into it. If you didn't have his belt. He could wear the breast plate shipping inevitability could carry a sword should have his belly could hold everything together to stand firm hold on God's ground that Satan is trying to take from you is trying to take a meaning she's trying to take you purposely try to take your future if you try to take it like he's trying to take all of that to God that if you just get draft. It's not like he will be able to type stuff anymore with me.
The first thing that I have wanted you don't just about made up of it's made up of troops is made up of troops when running a standard of reality.
Suppose you went to the doctor and he would get rid before an operation that I think this is where I need to cut that the doctor that you want to talk, since you went to the pharmacist and he said what I think this is the medicine you should pick up all you got on a plane for the pilot and I think that the multiple try to get this off the ground below, at the doctor's office you want truth at the pharmacist you want truth in the airplane. You shall not want. Think… I think that what you can respect the truth… And the truth of a pharmacist you can respect the truth of a product called God to be yeah and amen and Satan is winning a lot about how we feel is more important than what God says there is not an objective bill of truth, by which we live our lives and that is not there nothing else will work. Nothing else will latch nothing else will be able to hang in there and you think well how does that relate to Christ.
John 14 verse six I am the way the truth and the life. Jesus says truth is not only about, but it's also a person is the written word is the living word. So get draft in truth, in other words walk around with a viewpoint that God is true and I am not leaving anybody else disagrees with now.
People call you arrogant. They can call you narrow the big one. You are so narrow it was viable heart problem model with about a couple my leg on him an hour to my chest. I wanted to be 1 Way St. metal only go one way on the street. I wanted to know and understand the way that leads to destruction, and that leads to life, you gotta be disabled.
This is true is not best say of the Lord is important to know that the belt goes around the lowly goes right about no one because of the loins provide the strength to get the pick up some heavy things pick it up well.
The truth of God's second piece of armor look at it, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.
Now what is the breast plate cover covered your chest into the belt and it covered the Chester start with truth and you move to the heart. The Bible says set your mind on things above, when Christ is first Corinthians 521 says that Christ is our righteousness, get dressed up in Christ to put on the breastplate of righteousness means to commit yourself to a holy life, righteousness predicated on big gimp you take a righteousness that you receive when you receive Christ. Most Christians don't know what happened when I got saved. Most Christians only know he forgave my sin know not only happen so when you got saved you here today and you know Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
Two things happen you sin, but he gave you righteousness as called imputation that is your account just just going to be righteous today. You got a little bit, just today what actions Christ is not to Christ with Christ all you know the law and clean in Christ, and Christ will love it. They just want to try and you know you like we had. We all week Eagles hang around the turkeys. And because we know we will also some of gotta get on that Caterpillar thing and become the butterflies we were redeemed and that means your position in the morning and you treat Belmont standard governs my life based on you righteousness like what I get up and put on your breastplate, because if you don't you will have an environment where demons can foster demons can always foster an environment of unrighteousness that is their environment. So if you're in an environment of unrighteousness. They can foster that's why the Bible says grieve not the Holy Spirit because he can apply and have applied the righteousness of Christ. Dr. Tony Evans will come back with a final word to wrap up today's message just a moment. As I mentioned earlier will send you all 12 full-length lessons from his current series on spiritual warfare with our thanks when you make a donation to help keep Tony's teaching on the station and as a special bonus if you contact us right away will even include a copy of one of his two popular companion books.
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