Posts Tagged ‘Armor of God’

Ephesians 6:10-20 Ready For The Fight

Don’t be caught without it!

Paul points out our equipping from the Holy Spirit for the battle ahead. We are in a spiritual battle and God provides the “armor.”

Paul starts out with a warning. He plainly explains that we are in a spiritual battle that is raging all around us. But we don’t have to be afraid. We live in a fallen world but Jesus has redeemed us from it through the cross, but until His final return this world is a battleground for souls. Satan will use every weapon in his arsenal. But his weapons CANNOT defeat God’s. Read more »

Luke 11:14-23 By The Finger of God

Dealt a death blow

Dealt a death blow

Luke brings us a familiar encounter with the religious leaders. It has to do with the question of the source of Jesus’ authority over demons. We looked at it in Matthew 12:22-32 and again in Mark 3:22-30. Luke doesn’t finish this section with the same warning Matthew and Mark’s gospels did; blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. I want to look at Luke’s account a little different. Please go back and check out Jesus’ words on this issue in our previous blogs. It is a matter of eternal life and death.

When reading Luke’s account I was drawn to a particular statement Jesus made and it started me thinking. The phrase I’m referring to verse 20; “But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you.” It conjured up the image of flicking a fly with your finger. This got me thinking about how powerful God is compared to Satan. So that is what I want to look at today. Read more »