Series: Ephesians: Our True Identity
Gear Up! A Battle is Brewing!
June 06, 2021 | Perry Kallis
Passage: Ephesians 6:10-17
I think we all agree it would be foolish for trained soldiers to intentionally arrive on an active battlefield without their weapons or other gear. After all, why bother training to use all that gear and then leave it behind when it’s really needed? Paul is using a similar illustration to encourage believers to be prepared for the spiritual battles that we are sure to engage in each day. Paul assures us that the spiritual realm is just as real as the physical world in which we live, and we must be just as prepared to be purposeful in spiritual conflict as we are to safely navigate daily life in the physical world. This passage is considered one of the most critical in all of scripture when it comes to living daily in Christ.