The Art of War

October 11, 2020

Have you ever wondered why life is so hard? Why it is such a struggle? Why there is so much suffering, pain, and agony in the world? Have you ever wondered why it is sometimes so hard to maintain a good marriage? Raise good children? Please your boss? Get your act together financially? Have you ever wondered why somebody is always fighting somebody else? It is because there is a war going on. It is a war between two rulers: Jesus and Satan. There are two kingdoms light and darkness. There are two armies – Jesus’ and the devil’s. The reason why everywhere you look there are struggles, suffering, and strife. We have a theological term for that. It is called spiritual warfare. Spiritual warfare is the battle that is being fought in the invisible spiritual world that has visible physical consequences. Every problem that you have outside of you is really a problem either on the inside of you or the inside of the person causing you the problem. So in this war manual that Paul gives us, he is going to share with us how to win the war of daily life and how to handle the struggles, the suffering and the strive that comes in the battle of life and how to win that war on a daily basis.

Topics: Spiritual Warfare, God's Kingdom

In this series

Unbelievable - A Study of Ephesians

When you take the time to study the book of Ephesians, you will see that it is full of rich truth that points to the nature and character of God. Throughout this series, we are going to take a closer look at several of the aspects of God’s character, and as we do, you’ll see how unbelievable God is. What He has done for us and what He continues to do for us to this day is absolutely mind-boggling. Thankfully, Paul does an incredible job explaining to us how we can grow in trust, faith, and belief in a God who is truly unbelievable.

Bible Reference

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,