thanks to Chip Ingram for the study book “THE INVISIBLE WAR: WHAT EVERY BELIEVER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT SATAN, DEMONS, AND SPIRITUAL COMBAT” Copyright 2008 that enables “us to learn together” on applying our armor.
Hallelujah, Lord Jesus for your Armor and the shoes of peace. Amen
know and understand the content of gospel
1 Corinthians 15:1-5 New International Version (NIV)
The Resurrection of Christ
15 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried,that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+15:1-5
Ephesians 2:1-9 New International Version (NIV)
Made Alive in Christ
2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time,gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace,expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2%3A1-9
know the basis for eternal security and the assurance of your salvation.
Romans 8:38-39 New International Version (NIV)
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8%3A38-39
Ephesians 1:13-14 New International Version (NIV)
13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%201:13-14
1 John 5:11-13 New International Version (NIV)
11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of Godso that you may know that you have eternal life. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%205:11-13
faith is based on facts not feelings. Sharing your faith is one of the most powerful faith~builders available. Often “the best defense is a good offense.” spiritual battle we fight involves a responsibility on our part to “put on” the spiritual protection that god has given us. we will resist the Enemies attempts to “deceive,” “accuse,” and “cast doubt” when we stand firm against him by:
- being honest with God
- and others
as a prerequisite to all spiritual battle. Responding to “truth” that God shows us about His will for our lives ~ “righteous” living. Clearly understanding the gospel and the habitual sharing of this message of grace.