Hope for the Battle
October 10, 2021
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Hope in the Battle
Pastor David Barnes
→ Strength for the Battle
This is the conclusion of the apostle’s exhortations!!!
Be Strong in the Lord
• Strengthened with the “Strength of HIS Might”
• Armor of God
Purpose of armor: To be able to Stand Firm
= The Enemy in the Battle
schemes, the craftiness, the trickery (in Greek, methodeia) the “methods” of the devil.
The devil, or in Greek “diabolos”, which means “slanderer” or “accuser”, the devil is a spirit who
works to frustrate God’s purposes in the world.
Satan (a Hebrew word that means “adversary”) or the Enemy.
People are NOT the enemy!
> The Battle is Real
The Devil is NOT alone:
the world forces of this darkness
the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places
The true nature of this conflict simply drives home the fact that we desperately need God’s strength
for this battle; we need God’s armor for this battle.
1 Peter 5:8-9
* Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring
lion, seeking someone to devour. ‘But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same
experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.