Four times in three verses Paul exhorts believers to stand, and standing has to do with actively resisting all that opposes Christ. To do this we need to have the full armor of God, however, we also need to understand that having on the armor doesn't enable us to bypass the battle. God has given us the armor so that we can be effective in battle. Thus, having thoroughly prepared, we need to stand and do battle and deal with the temptation to take offense and despair because of the difficulties that we endure in this life.
Great Sermon! This sermon is amazing! Prior to listening I didn't full comprehend the meaning of "STAND" in Ephesian. Now, I'm fully awatd & prepare to hold my ground &stand in the position where God has planted me!
from Hampshire UK
Great Sermon! An honest antidote to the prosperity preaching. Encouraging and realistic message
Derek Carlsen is a native Zimbabwean and was a resident in that country until he was called to be the pastor of the Church of Christian Liberty from April 2003 to September 2005. Following this, he became founding pastor of Covenant Reformed Church of Elk Grove in Elk Grove...