1.) What is the armor of God?
- Our spiritual WEAPONS to fight the enemy!
- 2 Corinthians 10:4 "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds"
2.) How do we put on the armor?
- By FAITH through PRAYER
- Ephesians 6:11, 13 "Put on the full armor of God...take up the whole armor of God"
3.) Put on the belt of truth by believing God's WORD
- Psalm 119:160 "All your words are true"
- John 17:17 "Your word is truth"
- 1 Thessalonians 2:13 "When you received the word of God...you accepted it not as a human word, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which is working in you who believe"
4.) Put on the belt of truth by refusing the enemy's LIES
- John 8:44 "The devil...is a liar and the father of lies"
- 1 Timothy 4:1 "The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons"
- 2 Peter 2:1 "There will be false teachers among you"
- 1 John 4:1 "Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world"
- Acts 17:11 "Examining (searching) the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were true"
- 2 Timothy 2:15 "Correctly handles (teaches, explains) the word of truth"
- 2 Peter 3:16 "Unstable people distort (twist)...Scriptures"
- (Keep alert: There will be false teachers, false religions, false experiences)
- 2 Thessalonians 2:9 "The work of Satan with counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders"
5.) Put on the belt of truth by following JESUS
- John 14:6 "I am the way and the truth and the life"
- John 8:32 "You will know the truth (of my word), and the truth will make you free"
- Psalm 119:105 "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path"
- Psalm 86:11 "Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth"
- 3 John 1:4 "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth"
- John 21:22 "Jesus said, 'You must follow me!'"
Dig Deeper: Read Ephesians 6:11-14a
(1) Why do we need spiritual armor?
(2) How do we use it?
(3) How is the belt of truth related to the Bible?
(4) What are some of the enemy's lies that we battle?
(5) How does the How does the belt of truth help us walk?