"Taking up (word study)" is an aorist active participle. Have you ever taken a match, licked your fingers and put it out? It is a weapon, but it is a defensive weapon. And there is so much I could teach you on this, and so much more I still need to learn. 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. Just because a person prays a prayer does not mean he or she has received the gospel. The flame destroys everything in the territory in which it landed. 8 You yourselves used to be in the darkness, but since you have become the Lord's people, you are in the light. Don’t need someone else to make you feel guilty if you are not doing it. You are in a war zone.". Ephesians 6:15–16 15 and, t as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. and let people stand up and say what they think the gospel of Jesus Christ is. You can no longer habitually sin and call yourself a believer. We see people willing to compromise the truth for the sake of unity. Bible Language English. These people have believed a lie and what I am saying right now is irritating to them. 16 In all circumstances take up u the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all v the flaming darts of w the evil one; Now look at what we have seen as a progression so far—a commitment to truth by having our loins girded about with truth, a surrender to Jesus by having put on the breastplate of righteousness, firm footing in the gospel, which means that our feet are shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace and our obedience to Christ has been purposed in our heart which means now we have taken up the shield of faith. John writes that... 4 Everyone who practices (continually) sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. That is the way you live, moment by moment by moment. Am I going to adhere to it or am I not? To some people the gospel and receiving the gospel is no more than joining a church. And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of. Listen, what is going on in your life? He is constantly trying to lead us astray with wrong thinking. Ephesians 6:15. 3. The Roman shield was partially made of leather, and it was soaked in water before they would even go into battle. Then he cries out and says, "Oh, God. You see in all of the equipment we have seen so far that there is no moveable equipment. You have to have that shield of faith up in front of you. Much of that deception comes by the people of the cloth. Putting it in simple terms, what does that mean? Ephesians 5:15-16 wisdom life mind. From shop HappyThingsDesignCo $ 4.95. “It was studded with sharp nails to ensure a firm grip. We see people willing to compromise the truth for the sake of unity. With this kind of shield the soldiers could crouch behind, protected as they marched forward. Ephesians 6:16, NASB: "in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one." You’ve got to learn now. Ephesians 6:16. Boy, there are a lot of people saying a lot of things about the gospel of Jesus Christ that really causes grief in my own heart. They think we can go on and live any way we want, go to church on Sunday and get everything right. 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. It is something you do and then some day you reap the reward of it. 7 So have nothing at all to do with such people. We are to walk by faith. 2 The command says, “Honor your father and mother.” # Quotation from Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16. A person who has received it must have a firm grasp of it. By my willingness to obey the gospel which is not just the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. You know why? You have got to retain this picture in your mind if you want to be successful in this spiritual war. (see note Revelation 12:9). 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. When you receive those thoughts, those arrows, they are burning and they destroy everything around the place they have been received. The shield mentioned is the kind referred to as a "door shield". They do not understand being transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His dear Son, taken out of Adam and put into Christ. They are wide open to every avenue you can think of that will undermine what God could have given them to give them a firm footing in the gospel of peace. Get that thought in your mind the next time the devil throws one of them at you. They don’t even study it. Sermons Series on scripture Ephesians 6:15-16 . That is why the whole book of Galatians was written. The definite article ("the") is used. Bible Poster Ephesians 6:14, 15, 16, 17 HappyThingsDesignCo. This large shield would ward off all the flaming missiles that were coming at them. In Context Parallel Compare Ephesians 6:16 There were two kinds of shields in use in ancient warfare-one smaller, carried upon the arm, and which could be used, by a movement of the arm, for the defence of threatened parts of the body in detail; the other large, planted in front of the soldier, fixed in … The Gospel is so called, because it makes men to be of peaceable tempers and behaviour, and gives peace to distressed minds: it directs the way to eternal peace, and publishes peace made by the blood of Christ; and has a much better claim to this name, and epithet, than the law has, … These shields looked like they had taken a closet door off, put a handle on the back of it and walked out into battle with it. These thought are like "Scud missiles" coming into our mind. When you look at the door in front of a soldier, you can’t even see the soldier. They do not understand the gospel. Paul said in 1Corinthians 15:1-5 that Jesus died and lived a sinless life. There are many who are not standing today, but are being carried about with every wind of doctrine, being deceived by the cunningness and wiles of the devil. $3.99 a month for 40+ study tools. "THE SHIELD OF FAITH" EPH 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. You will find that those on the front line could not let down their guard because they never knew when the missiles might come in. Cross references: 9 No one who is born of God practices (continually) sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot (habitually commit) sin, because he is born of God. 4 I therefore, m a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to n walk in a manner worthy of o the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all p humility and q gentleness, with r patience, s bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in t the bond of peace. We have to have that firm grasp on what the gospel of peace is all about. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything. That is the only way we are ever to obey—because God said it and out of our love for Him. What does it mean? I have been saying for years that people who get messed up in warfare are people who do not understand the Christ-life. Ephesians 6. They don’t want to study it. Don't misunderstand what Paul is saying. If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything. Because they don’t grasp it, they are wide open to losing their salvation. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother. Through that obedience, that loving obedience, that becomes like a shield in the face of the devil’s deceit. The fiery darts, the flaming missiles of the evil one, give us a picture of how the devil works in our life. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” 6:3 Deut. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. ( A) 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[ a] ( B) 4 Fathers,[ b] do not exasperate your children; ( C) The term " shod " is the Greek word that simply means strapping on your sandals. What does this imply? I. Ephesians 6:15-16 New International Version (NIV) 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. So that act of obedience becomes like a door shield in front of me and wards off the fiery darts of the enemy. Now we come to something that can be moved. As a man thinks, so will he also do. This is the right thing to do. If I don’t understand how I am saved, then I have no clue how I am supposed to live. He will destroy your family. Our enemy is constantly trying to deceive us as John says in the Revelation... "And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives (present tense = continually) (Click for word study on deceive) the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him." Ephesians 6:16. The New American Standard says, "In addition to all." God is omnipresent, but the devil is not. Don’t let anybody ever tell you that you can’t. Ephesians 6:16, KJV: "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." This will cause me to live a lifestyle of righteousness which will become a breastplate to protect my heart and my motivations in life. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. The point is that his minions, the demonic forces, are sending "Scud missiles" constantly and yet at random. Also this will give me a firm grasp and a grip on what salvation is all about, the gospel of peace, how it is received, how it is lived in my life. peace. ] If you have seen pictures of the Roman battles, you probably noticed the huge shields that looked like a door. When that is my attitude, it becomes like a protecting shield. Ephesians 6:15, ESV: "and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace." Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} You put on the sandals when you prepare and plan to share the Gospel. You get a free insurance policy from hell. 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to … Literally in the Greek it says, "In all." Are you going to obey God or are you going to listen and receive the incoming flaming missiles of the evil one? This is what causes me to dig in. That is why it starts with a total commitment to truth. He is an invisible enemy, as we will see later on. Now here is the picture Paul is drawing for us. Step two is the living out of that gospel. God, thank you for what You have done for me." 6 Do not let anyone deceive you with foolish words; it is because of these very things that God's anger will come upon those who do not obey him. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Secondly you have to obey the truth that you are adhering to. Just extinguish it right on the spot. I receive you into my heart. "God, I repent of my ways. They don’t grasp it. I guarantee you one thing, we have a lot of wounded saints because in battle we let our shield down and receive the flaming darts of the wicked one. 16 In all circumstances take up u the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all v the flaming darts of w the evil one; You’ve got to learn to choose between what is truth and what is deceit in this world. Let’s don’t ever relax the standard. But let me just share with you what I have found in the past several months works the best for me. Thank you for paying a debt that you didn’t owe when I owed a debt that I couldn’t pay.". WE ARE IN A WAR ZONE AND IT IS A BATTLE FOR OUR MINDS. If he can lock it up with anger, he will do it. 15 See then that you walk [a]circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. This is the first command that has a promise with it. The overwhelming gratitude of that salvation begins to formulate a motive of living day by day for what God has done in a person’s life. 3. I think the battle is in the mind. You’ve got to make up your mind. When I am willing to obey what His Word has to say, that act of obedience consistent in my life becomes like a shield to a Roman soldier in a battle. It is not so much that the devil is coming after me personally. 5. Don’t misunderstand. (A) 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,(B) with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.(C). What he prays doesn’t save him. There are a lot of people, Paul says who started off in the Spirit and who are now trying to accomplish righteousness in the flesh, "Are you so foolish? You can’t live lawlessly, 1John 3:4-10 tells us. There are many who are not standing today, but are being carried about with every wind of doctrine, being deceived by the cunningness and wiles of the devil. Version. I show you what I believe by how I live, not by what I say. Ephesians 6:15-16 by Wayne Barber. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture. Constantly we are being bombarded with those thoughts. You have to be purposed in your heart to obey Him. No, that practice is not found in the Word of God. They have no high view of salvation. God knows the heart of a man when he is surrendered to Him. One of the heights of spiritual ignorance is to think you can never fall into temptation. We need to understand from Ephesians what the gospel means. We can’t walk into the world without these thoughts bombarding our mind. Ephesians 6:15 “and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace” “Shod your feet”: “The strong military sandals not only protected the feet of the warrior but enabled him to stand in slippery places and to move with quick and certain step” (Erdman p. 137). For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this … Now let me explain that to you. They have no high view of Christ. 3 The promise is: “Then everything will be well with you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” # Quotation from Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16. Ephesians 6:15-18 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. The term "shod" is the Greek word that simply means strapping on your sandals. The word "PREPARATION" gives us the meaning of what he is saying here. But the gospel for the person who has received it has a step two. Those cleats were to dig in and stand in the face of battle. So as those things are coming in, we must make a conscious choice to adhere to the truth. Do it because Jesus means something to you. New 4-Week Series: Focus. Ephesians 6:15–16 15 and having a shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace ; 16 1 in addition to all, taking up the a shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the b flaming arrows of c the evil one. Because in the book of Ephesians we have been told we can live it. I have been prepared by that understanding. You say, "No way, devil," and just put it out. Listen, fire destroys. As we think, so are we. They do not understand the high view we ought to have of salvation. Don’t think you are not in a war zone, folks. A flaming missile when it is allowed to lodge, doesn’t just inflict a wound. Folks, if we would just get honest, every one of us have received them at times in our life. We are pilgrims together. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 8 the one who practices (continually) sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The best value in digital Bible study. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Ephesians 6:15-16. Verse 15. What I believe I obey. It describes a soldier taking up a shield and letting that shield protect him from the things that are coming at him. I need to go out first of all with my loins girded with truth. It is everything believed and everything that is shown to be believed by our obedience to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. You were born into the kingdom of darkness. The damage they have done we all understand. You must remember that. Young people, please understand what I am saying. 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. You are in a battle all the time. It is a truth struggle. That is the armored threads in the garment of the new life. It means everything believed about the faith, the faith being the gospel of Jesus Christ, the faith summarizing all the things we know from God’s Word. Ephesians 5:15-16 > See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. God wants to renew your mind. Browse Sermons on Ephesians 6:15-16. Listen, if you start receiving what the devil is throwing at you and if you are not going to get into the Word of God, if you are just going to play around and do church until Jesus comes back, I want to tell you something, friend, he is going to destroy some things in your life. Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?" We are in a war zone and it is a battle for our minds. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Lesson 58: Boots for the Battle (Ephesians 6:15) 1. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it … 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. It is what he knows in his heart and what he expresses in his heart. Just because a person prays a prayer does not mean he has received the gospel. Sometimes it goes right over our heads and we don’t understand what we are saying. Do you know what that means? 6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins (continually, as their habitual practice) has seen Him or knows Him. The θυξεός was a large oblong shield covering a great part of the body, not the ἀσπίς, smaller and more round. Do it because God says to do it. They think that is all the gospel is about. The devil is one creation and can only be in one place at one time, as we learn from the book of Job where the LORD said to the devil... "From where do you come?" To be prepared with the boots of the gospel of peace, we must … 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. The word that is used here is thureos a different shield. Verse 16. Then when the devil throws his flaming missiles at me, because I have purposed to obey the Lord Jesus at all costs in everything, that obedience becomes like a shield to ward off the flaming missiles coming in, even extinguishing those flaming missiles. You had better make up your mind when you go out tomorrow. To me it would have to be thoughts that he is constantly throwing at us. I have missed the mark. Your willingness to obey wards off those darts that are coming in. 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Read Ephesians 5 online. Perhaps you will see what I am talking about in a minute. While there is no question that every believer should be always ready to share the gospel (1 Pet. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. If he can lock it up and hold it hostage with immoral thoughts, he will do it. The Roman soldier wore sandals called caliga, which were thickly studded sandals with cleats on the bottom of them. We were saved by abandoning ourselves. I’ll tell you why it is irritating. When the devil comes at me with all of his deception, I have an understanding and a grasp and am rooted and firmly founded upon what the gospel is. He will destroy relationships. Ephesians 6:15-16 KJV And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench … But we are never going to water down God’s standard. 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