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CommonGround Church - Tulsa, Oklahoma

March 19, 2019

Endgame - Week 3

ENDGAME                                                                                                                       ARMOR OF GOD - 1

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. 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. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,      Ephesians 6:11-14   NIV

BELT OF TRUTH.

Ephesians 6:14     Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,    NIV

John 8:32   Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."      NIV

John 8:32    You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.     NIV

2 Timothy 3:16-17     All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

Love for God's truth is essential if you are going to successfully stand against the deception of the evil one.

IF GOD’S WORD IS NOT A CENTERPIECE IN YOUR LIFE EVERYTHING CAN EASILY START FALLING APART.

WHO HAS EVER HAD A VERSE HOLD THINGS TOGETHER IN YOUR LIFE ?  WHAT IS THAT VERSE?

Hebrews 4:12      For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Ephesians 6:14     with the breastplate of righteousness in place,    

Proverbs 4:23     Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. 

 

KATEGOROS- a prosecutor in a lawsuit; one who speaks in a derogatory way against another (Revelation 12:10-12) 

 

  • Slanderous accusations against the mind and emotions. 
  • Condemning thoughts and false emotions of unworthiness. 
  • Feelings of worthlessness.
  • Hopelessness with regard to an overcoming life.

The breastplate of righteousness is designed by our heavenly Father to protect our hearts from such attacks.

2 Corinthians 5:21     God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.     NIV

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