10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds : that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak
1. The field
a. Gods team
b. Satan’s Team
4. Game plan
a. (Spread the word) Mark 16: 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
b. (Love God) mark 12: 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.
c. (Love your neighbor) Mark 12:31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
6. Equipment= We have tools to use just as any other occupation
a. Put on your Belt
b. Put on your Body Armor
c. Put on your Shoes
d. Hold up your Shield
i. Word of God
7. We have victory
|1 John 5:5||Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?|
|John 16:33||These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”|
|Luke 11:22||But when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.|
|1 John 5:4||For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world— our faith.|
So see part of the battle has been won. We just need to keep the fight. We are in 4th quarter awaiting the final clock to end. Then we will partake in the trophy which awaits us in heaven.