THE GREAT BATTLE FOR SOULS. (EPH. 6:10-18; 2 TIM. 4:1-8) [By Ron Halbrook]. Introduction Spiritual Battle Raging EPH. 6:10-13. 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God , that ye may be able to
THE GREAT BATTLE FOR SOULS
(EPH. 6:10-18; 2 TIM. 4:1-8)
[By Ron Halbrook]
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the
power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that
ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having
done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,
and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall
be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the
Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and
Supplication for all saints;
1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus
Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his
appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound
doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to
themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and
shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the
work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my
departure is at hand.
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge,
shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto
all them also that love his appearing.
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
“He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.”
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in…
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?...
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
1 Tim. 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
I. Must Obey the Gospel
A. Leave Satan’s Army, Enroll in God’s Army
B. God Calling Every Soul to Salvation
II. Must Rise to Walk New Life
A. Rom. 6 Rise to Walk New Life, As Christ Rose from Dead
B. Denominational Baptism Not Biblical
C. Obey from Heart, True Change of Life!
III. Must Draw Close to God Each Day
A. Soul United with God or Satan
B. Two Different Directions
IV. Must Take God’s Word as Final Authority
A. Gen. 6:14-16, 22 God’s Word Final to Noah
B. Ex. 25:8-9 God’s Word Final to Moses
C. 2 Kgs. 5:10-14 God’s Word Final to Naaman
D. 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 1 Pet. 4:11; 2 Pet. 1:3 God’s Word Final Today
E. Preacher, Family, Friend, Majority No Authority
V. Must Be Member of Church of Christ
A. Church of Christ in the Bible
B. New Testament Church Not Denomination
C. Heb. 10:23-25 Faithful, Active
VI. Must Resist Every Step of Apostasy
A. Acts 20:29-31; 1 Tim. 4:1 Many Warnings!
B. Many Small Steps in Ancient Apostasies
C. Many Small Steps in Modern Apostasies
VII. Must Keep Unspotted from World
A. Ja. 1:27;4:4 Worldliness: Enemy of God & of God’s People
B. Many Forms of Worldliness
VIII. Must Love God & Fellowman
A. Matt. 22:37-40 Foundation of All God Teaches
B. Rom. 13:9-10 Love Neighbor, Seek His Welfare
Desert Satan’s Army, Enroll in God’s Army!
3. Put on Whole Armor of God, Fight to the End, Receive Eternal Life!