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CommonGround Church - Tulsa, Oklahoma

March 26, 2019

Endgame - Week 4

ENDGAME                                                                                                                ARMOR OF GOD

Ephesians 6:10-16   Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 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. 13 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, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.       NIV

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

FEET FITTED WITH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE.                             

Ephesians 6:15     …and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.   

Peace - EIRENE- essentially means peace and tranquility; a condition free from disturbance, whether outwardly, as of a nation from war or enemies, or inwardly, within the soul. 

Peace with God because our lives are right with God because of salvation through Christ.   

Rom 5:1   Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.        New Living 

Peace that is to affect our relationships with other people.   

Ephesians 4:1-3    Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love. 3 Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.     New Living 

Peace within, a state of freedom from anxiety and inner turmoil regardless of outward circumstances.    

John 14:27    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.      NIV

Philippians 4:8-9      Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. 

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