This is a portion of my sermon notes from a recent message at New Life. Many asked for the list of confessions and prayers I gave in the message.
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Ephesians 6:10-17 NIV
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
This is not a laundry list of things to do, but truths to declare!!
Belt of Truth
I believe God will lead me into all truth with the ever-present help of the Holy Spirit.
Breastplate of Righteousness
I believe God is setting things right in the world because He’s setting things right in my heart.
Feet fitted with Peace
I believe God has given me peace and I want to tell others about this peace.
Shield of Faith
I believe that no weapon formed against me will prosper. (Isaiah 54)
“God never said the weapons would not form; He said they would not prosper.”
Helmet of Salvation
I believe I’ve been saved by grace and I’ll be kept by grace.
Sword of the Spirit
I believe praying the Scriptures is powerful because it’s the very breath of God.
2 Timothy 3:16 – “All Scripture is God-breathed …”
It is not about what we can do, but what Jesus has already done!! What we believe is always more powerful than what we do.