The Christian Warfare

May 25 2022
Series: Misc Sermons

Bible Passage: Ephesians 6:10-20

Our leader or captain of the Christian is as strong as they come. He is unequal. Once we understand who brings our strength then we can stand strong. It’s a weak attempt to try to estimate how strong God is. He created everything we see and can’t see today. The devil is quite the opposite of God and has no power. If we try to be strong in ourselves, we lie. We often think too small of God because of our human nature. Looking back thru the scriptures at the battles that took place we will see that not a single time did God lose. He came out a victor every single time. We often lose our battles because we do not see how strong God is. If we’ve been saved then He lives inside us and means we have all power.

There are three things that we can look at as the warfare of a Christian.

  1. Suit Up! 
    • Ephesians 6:14-17; Put them on because they are all meant for you. He’s given you the equipment but it does no good if you’re not going to wear it. Every day wake up and put on the equipment. Will you put it on every day? As long as you are alive you will need to suit up.
  2. Stand up!
    • Ephesians 6:13; After we put on the armor then we stand. Have you ever been in a place where you’ve done everything in your heart and yet find yourself just standing? It’s so simple yet we find it difficult not to just stand. Stand up, don’t give in, don’t step back, whatever you have to do, don’t let the devil move you. Stand firm! Sometimes the very act of standing places a target on yourself. Be strong in His might, suit up and stand.
  3. Pray up!
    • Ephesians 6:18; We must pray. Day after day, hour after hour, pray without ceasing. Prayer is the key to seeing God work in our lives. Don’t just pray for yourselves, pray for those around you. We are in this battle together. 

Are you ready for a great battle? The closer you get to God the more of a battle you will endure. If you’re dealing and battle with the flesh then that’s a discipline issue. In boot camp, the flesh is the first thing they deal with.