Ephesians #49: "Warfare Prayer" (Eph. 6:18-20)
Our text today is in the context of spiritual warfare.
- Angels are real
- Demons are real
- Principalities, powers, rulers, authorities who all exist in rebellion against God the Creator of all things - are real.
- YOU are real, spiritually AND physically.
- The Bible tells us these evil spirits rebel against God by tempting humans to believe anything other than the Truth.
- And Jesus tells us if we know the truth, the truth will set us free.
Ephesians 6 tells us believers
- to be strong in the Lord - in His mighty power
- To put on the armor of God
- That we don’t fight people - we fight evil spiritual beings
And Paul - in this last teaching before he begins his acknowledgments and conclusion - says we fight not only with the Word of God but by lifting one another up in prayer - not just for the typical tings we pray for - but for God’s power in us, that we may be able to function in our gifts and roles and ministries as God intended. Let’s read…