91) In Eph. 6. Paul explains the armor of God that we are to put on. 92) It’s because our fight is not with flesh and blood- a) in other words people are not the root cause of problems but it’s because of b) Eph. 6:12-For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents] c) but against the despotisms d) against powers e) against [ the master spirits who are] f) the world rulers of this present darkness g) against the spirit forces of wickedness h) in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. 93) Eph. 6:13 says-Therefore put on God’s complete armor, a) that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], b) and having done all [the crisis demands], c) to stand [firmly in your place].
THERE ARE SEVEN PIECES OF GOD’S ARMOR. USING THE YOUNG’S LITERAL TRANSLATION(YLT)-94) a) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about in truth. My explanation of this is Ro. 5:9-Therefore, since we are justified(acquitted, made righteous, and brought into right relationship with God) by Christ’s blood, how much [certain is it that] we shall be saved by Him from the indignation and wrath of God(Ampc). This truth must be realized and established in your heart to know where you stand with God. b) Eph. 6:14 (cont’d)-having put on the the breastplate of the righteousness(2 Cor. 5:21 says-For He made Him Who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. This is something we should be confessing everyday-I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. This will establish your heart in righteousness, for Isaiah 54:14 says-you shall establish yourself in righteousness, and this is the way to do it, by confessing it everyday, this is extremely vital, beloved child of God). 95) Eph. 6:15 says-and the feet shod in the preparation of the good news of the peace(Ro. 5:1 explains-Therefore since we are justified, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [ the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ(the Messiah, the Anointed One). So now beloved child of God we have peace with God, no longer are we at war and enemies of God(Col 1:21-22, Eph. 2:2-5)).
96) Eph. 6:16 says- above all, having taken up the shield of faith, in which ye shall be able all the fiery darts of the evil one to quench. Let’s look at Matt 4:10-Then Jesus said to him, Be gone satan! For it is written you shall worship the Lord your God and Him alone shall you serve. What this means is that Jesus used the Word of God to quench the fiery darts of satan. We must also use the Word of God to cast down thoughts from the enemy(2Cor 10:3-5). We must also be able to say to the enemy-it is written. This takes renewing of the mind with the Word of God to speak out God’s Word to the enemy(Eph. 4:23, Ro. 12:2, Prov. 4:20-23)). 97) Eph. 6:17 says- a) and the helmet of salvation receive ( Let’s look at 1Thess. 5:8-But we belong to the day, therefore, let us be sober and put on the breastplate (corslet) of faith and love and for a helmet the hope of salvation. Col 1:27 says Jesus is the Hope of Glory and Ro. 13:14 says to put on Christ Jesus Who is the Hope of Glory. Ro. 5:2 says-Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [ firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God. This is our hope we are to put on as a helmet. Pro. 10:28(a) also says the hope of the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) is gladness. Titus 2:13 says-Awaiting and looking for the [fulfillment, the realization of our] blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus(the Messiah, the Anointed One). The hope of looking for His appearing purifies you.
Arm yourself also with these scriptures about hope, Ro. 8:23-25, 1Peter 5:4, 2Tim. 4:8). 97b) and the sword of the Spirit, which is the saying of God(which is a rhema word from God. (Let’s look at John 10:27-The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them and they follow Me). 98) Eph. 6:18 says-through all prayer and supplication, praying at all times in the Spirit and in regard to that same, watching, in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. 99) In most translations verse 18 does not use ‘through’ all prayer and supplication a) praying at all times in the Spirit. 100) But the Greek uses the preposition ‘through’ (dia). 101) Which means you receive the 97a) helmet of salvation and 97b) the sword of the Spirit(the saying of God-a rhema Word from God) through praying in the Spirit, because it says receive the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit in 97 a& b, THROUGH all prayer and supplication, praying at all times in the Spirit, which is a continuing thought in Eph. 6:18. b) This is very important because it explains that praying in the Spirit c) is the way those two pieces of armor are received, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the saying of God . 102) When you pray in the Spirit, you can pray for all the saints. a) For you are praying things you don’t know when you yield to the Spirit.