The Armor of God is essential for winning the battle against spiritual forces of darkness. In Ephesians 6:10-20, the classic Scripture passage on the Armor of God, Paul writes about the various pieces of armor, and then concludes his description of the armor by asking the Ephesian Christians to pray for him that he would have boldness to preach.
In this way, we see that proclaiming the Word of God is also part of spiritual warfare. Paul talks about preaching in Ephesians 6:19-20, the concluding Scriptures on the Armor of God.
The following information was pulled from my sermon on Ephesians 6:19-20, which is a sermon about the Power of Preaching.
When it comes to preaching to others, we tend to think, “If only I had the opportunity to teach a bigger group, then I would prepare better, and teach with more conviction. But if it’s only five or six, why bother?”
Paul doesn’t care if it’s two or two thousand, he is going to preach with accuracy, and boldness because he knows that every person that comes his way has been sent by God.
We are in a battle for our lives and for the lives of those who are not yet saved. The Spiritual armor Paul writes about in Ephesians 6:10-18 is given to us for our personal protection against the enemy. Our secret weapon is prayer. But it is through preaching that we get our marching orders, it is through preaching that the lost world hears the gospel so they can be transferred from the side of the enemy and join our side, the side of our victorious Jesus Christ.
So pray for those who teach and preach the Word. Pray that God will give them understanding of His Word to teach it boldly and accurately. Pray that the Gospel will be spread and people will believe in Jesus for everlasting life.
A day is coming when this war will finally be over, and we will stand before Jesus, our General, and He will hand out metals and rewards for how well we have stood and fought for Him. On that day, I hope you and I will hear Him say, “Well done. You have fought well.” In order to hear that, you will need to have your armor on, and you will need to be in prayer, especially that the gospel will be spread.
To learn more about the Power of preaching for spiritual warfare, access my sermon on Ephesians 6:19-20.
Scriptural Books on the Armor of God
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