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Ephesians Devotional—Week Six, Day Three (1/6/10)

Ephesians 6:10-13

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. {11} Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. {12} For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. {13} Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

The enemy of our souls will not sit still as we discover our position in Christ (Ephesians chapter 1-3) or as we live our Christian lives practically (Ephesians 4:1-6:9). He will oppose those who are a threat to his rule over men’s lives.

Our own strength is not sufficient in this spiritual battle. We must be strong with the strength which comes from the Lord. Only the complete armor and protection of God can protect the believer from the diabolical tricks of the devil.

The opponents we face are an invisible host of organized ranks under the authority of Satan. We struggle against them (from the Greek word “to throw” as in a wrestling match).

Victory is assured for us—we will be able to stand—if we do one thing. We must put on the full armor of God and not omit a single piece. Doing that, we will stand our ground and hold our position. We’ll continue in the realities of our position in Christ, and in our walks with Him, fulfilling His will for our lives.

  1. What are some of the devil’s schemes that he has used against you? How has God’s strength enabled you to overcome them?
  2. List a few ways that the enemy has sought to undermine your position in Christ. How should you answer those attempts?
  3. Try to memorize the armor of God, piece by piece, in the order in which they are given. Try putting it on right now.
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