Multidimensional Sin War (part two)

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on March 22, 2009
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The Gospel of Peace (Ephesians 6:15)

Ephesians 1:2 and 6:23 Peace is the fruit of grace, a gift from God.

Ephesians 2:14-17 Because of Jesus, we have peace with God and fellow believers.

Ephesians 4:1-3 These virtuous attitudes pave the way for unity.

Matthew 5:3-9 The normal for a Christian is supposed to be peace − peace with God, self, and others. Where we go, we should bring peace.

Galatians 5:14-26 The works of the flesh are contrary to the fruit of the spirit. The fruit of the spirit should be our normal.

The Shield of Faith (Ephesians 6:16)

The flaming arrows of the evil one are propelled at us through the flesh, the world, and demons. These arrows continue until Christ returns.

Ephesians 2:8; 3:12, 17-21
  1. Acknowledge the temptation to sin.
  2. Do not try to extinguish the flaming arrows on your own.
  3. Have faith in Christ that you can be victorious in him.
  4. Pray.
  5. Use the sword of the spirit which is the Word of God.
  6. Live one day at a time.
  7. Get help if you need it.

The Helmet of Salvation (Ephesians 6:17)

Ephesians 1:9-14 Constant engagements in a war can be draining and at times discouraging, so we need to focus on the hope of our salvation.

Romans 8:16-25 We are to arrive at the same conclusion. (Context is of battling the flesh - chapter 7.)

Ephesians 4:8-16 We are to be striving together, not against each other, to reach the end goal of entering into His glorious Kingdom.

The Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17)

Ephesians 4:17-25

Pray at all times (Ephesians 6:18)

Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:11-13

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