Where Do You Stand? Part 2

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Eph 6:10-12

— “War is a terrible thing,  but if you’re going to get into it,  you’ve got to get into it all the way” Gen. Dwight Eisenhower

—  The Bible is predicated upon moral absolutes. Christians face intense persecution because the world system is at odds with this concept.

—  Last week we looked at The Human Battle Front
1. Scripturally
2. Spiritually
3. Steadfastly
4. Strategically
5. Sincerely

The Heavenly Battle Front
A. Eph 6:10-12

I. The Necessary POWER
A. Eph 6:10.
—  So you believe it?  Are you living like you believe it?
B. Eph 1:18-19.
C Eph 3:14-16.
—  Was Paul really declaring truth?
—  We can’t stand or live without it.

Key #1 –Acceptance
A. Eph 2:8-9.
Key #2 –Acknowledge that without His power we will be defeated.
A. Jn 15:5.
—  What power does a branch have?  None.
B. 2 Corinthians 12:9.
—  Circle the word boast,  he is emphasizing his weakness.
—  There is no hope apart from Christ. And no ability to live the Christian life in our own power.
Key #3 –Affirm
A. Col 2:15.
—  Affirm in your heart and mind that Jesus is the Victor.
—  Satan has been disarmed.
B. Rev 20:10.

II. The Necessary Practice
A. Eph 6:11.
1. A Step of Action
—  “Put on the full armor of
God . . .”  we have to take the initiative.
—  Present tense: daily.
2. A Step of Assessment
“. . . the schemes of the
devil
—  Do we stay alert?
—  Bear in mind how Satan attacks us.
—  We live our life in patterns,  we know how people react,  traffic patterns,  etc.
—  Do we apply that knowledge to our spiritual life?
A. 2 Corinthians 2:11.

III. The Necessary Perception
—  ‘Who’s Your Enemy?’
A. Eph 6:12.

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