Avoiding Landmines In The Unseen Battle Ephesians 6:10-18
Spiritual Warfare: The Unseen Battle (Series)
Where in your life are the landmines hidden? Can you disarm them?
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.
What do you stand for?
How do we stand?
(1) Ephesians 6:14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
Watch out for the landmine of Compromise.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
“If you love Me, keep My commandments.
What’s one area that someone close to would you say, God’s truth has been compromised?
How can you get past this landmine?
(2) Ephesians 6:15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
Discover and disarm the landmine of Envy.
James 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
Who do you envy and why?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (3) Ephesians 6:16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Find and deactivate the landmine of Fear.
2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?
How long have you been stuck behind these landmines of fear? Is there really a way to move foreword?
(4) Ephesians 6:17 the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. How has the Landmine of Pride wounded you?
Proverbs 29:23 Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor. James 4:6b-8 God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you.
What is our greatest landmine detector?
Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Set aside 10 minutes every day this week to prayerfully disarm the landmines that have caused you such harm.