THE ARMOUR OF GOD<br />God’s Will for us<br />Ephesians 6:10-18<br />
What is the Armour of God?<br />God's armor brings victory because it is far more than a protective covering. It is the very life of Jesus Christ Himself.<br />
What is the Armour of God?<br />This wonderful truth has become reality to all who believe and follow Jesus. When you put on His armor, His life surrounds you and keeps you safe in Him. <br />"Put on the armor," wrote Paul in his letter to the Romans, ”…put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ..." (Romans 13:12-14)<br />When you do, He becomes your hiding place and your shelter in the storm -- just as He was to David. Hidden in Him, you can count on His victory, for He not only covers you as a shield, He also fills you with His life.<br />“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:5)<br />Since living in the safety of the armor means oneness with Jesus, we can expect to share His struggles as well as His peace. Remember, God offers us His victory in the midst of trouble -- not the absence pain. <br />So, we should not be surprised at “the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s suffering…” (1 Peter 4:12,13)<br />He is your precious friend, and you are His! So "put on Christ." (Galatians 3:27) He is your victory!<br />
How do I “put on” God’s Armour?<br />By knowing and trusting each part of the armour.<br />
1st Piece Belt of Truth<br />God's revelation of all that He is to us, all that He has done for us, and all that He promises to do for us in the days ahead.<br />This wonderful, everlasting TRUTH is written in the Bible, revealed by the Holy Spirit, and realized through Jesus Christ.<br />
Belt of Truth<br />It cuts through all the world's distortions, deceptions, and compromises. <br />When you study, memorize, live, and follow TRUTH, He enables you to see the world from God's high vantage point. For He is the Truth! <br />Putting on the first piece of the armor means feeding on truth through daily Bible reading and making it part of yourself.<br />“I am the WAY, TRUTH and LIFE..” John 14:6<br />Psalms 18:1-3, 23:1<br />Deuteronomy 4:39<br />
Belt of Truth Prayer<br />Thank you, my Lord, for showing us the TRUTH about Yourself, Your plans and Your ways. Thank You for reminding us that You are the only God, the Creator of heaven and earth, the King of the universe, our Father who loves us, and our Shepherd who leads us. You are our wisdom, our counselor, our hope, and our strength. You are everything I need each day! Amen<br />
2nd PieceBreastplate of Righteousness<br />The Breastplate of Righteousness, teaches us to know the truth about The holy and perfect righteousness of Jesus, in those who are "born again" and filled with His Spirit.<br />
Affirm Key Scriptures <br />Psalms 97:2; 119:142,172<br /> Romans. 3:21-24, 6:16-18,23<br />Galatians. 2:20-21 <br />Philippians. 3:8-10<br />"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled." (Matt. 5:6)<br />
Breastplate of RighteousnessPrayer<br />Thank You God, for showing us the truth about ourselves -- that on our own we could never be good enough to live in your presence. Thank you for taking our sins to the cross and offering me your perfect, RIGHTEOUS life. Lord, show us any sin that I need to confess right now, so that nothing will hinder us from being filled to overflowing with your Spirit. Thank you for forgiving us and for filling us with your RIGHTEOUS life. In Jesus Name, Amen!<br />
3rd PieceSANDALS OF PEACE<br />The Sandals of Peace, teaches us to know the truth about Inner peace and readiness.<br />
Romans. 5:1,10:15 <br />Ephesians. 2:14 <br />John 14:27, 16:33, 20:21.<br />Sandals of Peace Scripture Texts<br />"For He (Christ) is our peace..." (Ephesians. 2:14-15)<br />
Sandals of Peace Prayer<br />Thank you God, for the peace you give us when we trust and follow you. Show us how to help others find that PEACE. In Jesus Name, Amen!<br />
4th PieceShield of Faith<br />The Shield of Faith, teaches us to know the truth about Living by faith in Christ Jesus<br />
Shield of FaithScripture Texts<br />Romans. 4:18-21;10:17 <br />Hebrews. 11:1 <br />1 Peter. 1:6-7<br />"I am crucified with Christ:...and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God...." (Gal. 2:20)<br />
Shield of Faith Prayer<br />Thank you God, for helping us have FAITH in you. We choose to count on everything you have shown us about ourselves -- and everything you have promised us in your Word. In Jesus Name, Amen!<br />
5th PieceHELMET OF SALVATION<br />The Helmet of Salvation, teaches us to know the truth about salvation through Christ today and forever.<br />
Each day: Psalms. 16, 23; Hebrews. 1:3-6<br />For eternity: 2 Corinthians. 4:16-18; 1 Thessalonians. 4:17; 1 John 3:1-3<br />Helmet of Salvation Scripture Texts<br />”Neither is there salvation in any other..."(Acts 4:12)<br />
Helmet of Salvation Prayer<br />Thank you for promising us SALVATION both for today's battles and for all eternity. In Jesus Name, Amen! <br />
6th Piece The victorious Sword of the spirit: GOD'S WORD<br />The Sword of the Spirit – Word of God, helps us to know the truth about, God's Word countering spiritual deception and accusations.<br />
Sword of the Spirit: God’s Word<br /> Hebrews. 4:12;<br /> Matthew. 4:2-11; <br />1 Peter. 3:15; <br />John 17:17-19<br />John 5:39<br />Psalms. 119:110-112<br />Psalms 19:7-11<br />"...the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory...." (John 1:14)<br />
Sword of the Spirit, the word of God Prayer<br />Thank you for the scriptures you have given us to memorize. Please show us which one you want us to use to cut through deceptions and gain your victory in any battle we may face today. In Jesus Name, AMEN!<br />
7th Piece Prayer<br />Prayer teaches us the truth about how to communicate to the Divine Sovereign God, who hears and answers all our prayers, according to His will. <br />
The Lord’s Prayer<br />Our Father, which art in Heaven. Hallowed by thy Name, Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. AMEN!<br />
Pen of Inspiration<br />The great conflict now being waged is not merely a strife of humans against humans. On the one side stands the Prince of Life, acting as our substitute and surety; on the other [stands] the prince of darkness, with the fallen angels under his command.... “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” <br />There will be a sharp conflict between those who are loyal to God and those who cast scorn upon His law. The church has joined hands with the world. Reverence to God’s law has been subverted. The religious leaders have taught for doctrine the commandments of men. As it was in the days of Noah, so it is in this age of the world.... The truly loyal will not be carried away by the current of evil. They will not throw scorn and contempt on that which God has set apart as holy. The test comes to everyone. There are only two sides. Which are you on? Manuscript 39, 1899<br />
THE ARMOUR OF GOD<br />God’s will for us<br />
Notes de l'éditeur
Sabbath 2nd October – Presenters – Keturah and ChenoaPresent slides 1-7Introduction and Belt of Truth
Sabbath 9th October – presenters – Esther and JheanealBreastplate of Righteousness and Shoes of the Gospel of PeacePresent Slides 8-13
Sabbath 16th October – presenters – Daniel and Nathaniel Shield of Faith and Helmet of Salvation Present Slides 14-19
Sabbath 23rd October – presenters – Aaron and Fitzroy Word of God and Prayer Present Slides 20-25
Sabbath 30th October – presenters – Gloria (moi)Summary of the Amour of GodPresent Slides 26-28
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