Ephesians 6: October 1997

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The Apostle concludes his epistle to the Ephesians by giving very important instructions for pleasing the Lord in whatever circumstance of life a believer may be found. The armor of God is provided for each believer to use, enabling him to overcome the enemy of our souls. The believer’s battle is not against flesh and blood (we have instructions for how to act towards those who “despitefully” treat us), but against the wickedness of evil powers in the heavenlies.
God has provided spiritual armor to enable the believer to “stand” against such attacks as these wicked “principalities” will make against us. It is interesting to note that the only piece of armor with which the believer could “attack” the enemy is the precious Word of God — “the sword of the Spirit.” The energy through which the battle is to be fought is by “prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”
1. Children are to “obey your parents in the Lord.” How many “things” are included in this obedience? Colossians 3:___
2. Children are to “honor” their father and mother. Servants are to “honor” their masters (1 Tim. 6:11Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. (1 Timothy 6:1)) and “elders” who rule well are to have “double honor” (1 Tim. 5:1717Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine. (1 Timothy 5:17)). What is another group of individuals that are to be “honored”?
1 Timothy 5:___
3. What character of the devil is the “armor of God” to be used against?
Ephesians 6:___
4. Is a believer to put on the “whole armor of God” in order that he might attack wicked spirits and powers? Ephesians 6:___
5. Who were the Ephesian believers to specially pray for that the gospel might go forth in power? Ephesians 6:___