HOUSE FELLOWSHIP TEACHING OUTLINE (10/01/2018)
TOPIC: THE ARMOUR OF GOD (REVISION)
TEXT: Ephesians 6:13-18
Late last year we started this study titled: The Armour of God. However, after three parts, we had to break because of the Christmas and New Year holidays. In our estimation, this is a very important subject for every Christian, so as we resume fellowship this year we considered is useful to go back to the study and conclude it.
It is possible that some of us did not participate in all the classes when we began, so this first lesson this year will be a revision session to recall what we learnt and also bring up to date those who were unavoidably absent. So let us do a quick review and say a few prayers.
We started off by noting that we have powerful enemies waring against us. These are not flesh and blood, but highly placed spiritual forces opposing God (Eph. 6:12). On the other hand, God did not leave His saints defenceless. We have His Armour for protection and attack (Eph. 6:13-18).
We as individuals have a choice to put on the armour of God or not. We are commanded in Romans 13:12 to cast off the works of darkness so that we can put on the armour of light. The works of darkness are sins that serve the purpose of Satan.
Satan sees man as enemy once he identifies with God. Which means that from the moment man gives his life to Christ, Satan begins to work against him, even attempting to use him against the will of God (Matthew 16:23). He has no good plan for man but aims to frustrate the actualization of God’s perfect plan for man (Matthew 13:3-19).
We need to always put on the whole armour of God to enable us withstand in the evil day. There is no probability about the evil day; it will come one day or the other (Eph. 6:13). However, the protection you have put on will determine whether you weather it successfully or succumb to satanic attack.
The only recommended way is to put on the whole armour of God. This is because some are made for protection while others are for offence. Some are even there to stabilize us as we journey through life.
Put on the whole armour everywhere all the time. Satan is on the prowl looking for an unprotected saint to destroy (1 Peter 5:8)
- Thank God for knowledge and power
- My household and I shall not become victims of satanic attack in Jesus name
- I am conscious of who I am and will submit to be led by the Holy Spirit in Jesus name
- Father, help me and my household to stand strong daily in Jesus name