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Our only real defense against the evil one is to resist him or stand against him. Paul’s writings in Ephesians 6 clearly lay out what it takes to resist the evil one. First: Recognize what kind of battle this is.
  • Recognize…Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His
might….For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
 
Second: Renew your mind by putting on the armor of God.
  • Renew…Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm
against the schemes of the devil…. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so
that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to
stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth,
and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet
with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up
the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming

arrows of the evil one

.And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God. Every piece of armor has to do with renewing your mind with God’s word and God’s ways.
 
Third: Now, you will be able to resist or stand firm against the evil one.
  • Resist…Ephesians 6:10-18…Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the
strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With all prayer and petition, praying at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
Recognizing the real power that’s needed is to fight on the battlefront of the flesh.

Renewing has to do with the armor you need to fight on the battlefront of the world. Resisting is doing hand to hand combat against the evil one and his demons!

 

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