The New Testament Power is the exercise of might. Colossians 1:16 tells us that Jesus created principalities and powers. Search the Bible. Date. Putting on the belt prepares you for action, it frees your movements, and it put him in a battle frame of mind. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation. Paul's idea here is much the same as in 2 Corinthians 10:3-4: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. But we must also take the sword of the Spirit in the sense of depending that He helps us to use it. Mark Dunagan Commentary on the Bible. Luke-Acts It may have been written as a circular letter to be sent in turn to several churches of which the church at Ephesus was one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; a. (Bruce). viii. This connects to an interesting principle. Septuagint, When he attacks and intimidates, we are to stand. i. And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him. Collectively, they are all members of … i. (Eph 6:14-15) The spiritual armor to have. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point It is not an incantation or a spell. Ephesians 6:10-20 English Standard Version (ESV) The Whole Armor of God. The Gospels It means to train and admonish. Chapter 1. iv. He now shares that armor with us - no wonder we are more than conquerors! When the muscular man uses his might to bend an iron bar, he uses his power. Westminster Leningrad Codex, Faith turns them back. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', * 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'. 6 Children, if you want to be wise, listen to your parents and do what they tell you, and the Lord [] will help you. ii. The New Testament Young's Literal Translation, Added to boldly, Paul asks for prayer that he might proclaim the gospel both clearly and with a fearless power. He probably took the idea from 1 Samuel 30:6, where it is said that David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. We could imagine Paul asking for many things, such as relief from his imprisonment or other comforts. Historical Books Encouragement and rebuke must be combined with training and teaching. vi. This armor is of God both is the sense that it is from Him, and in the sense that it is His actual armor. -------------------- (Eph 6:10) The call to stand against the devil. But the word came to be used for the nurture of body, mind and soul. [A new version of this page can be found here]. "Thank God for experiences, but do not rely on them. - Colossians 2:15 tells us that Jesus disarmed principalities andpowers at the cross. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy The Old Testament General Epistles Johannine Writings This web page contains lesson plans for a ten-week Bible Study. Prophets i. Second, he provides instructions for the relationship between masters and servants (Ephesians 6:5–9). The shield Paul describes is not the small round one, but the large, oblong shield that could protect the whole body. The adult child does not owe the parent obedience, but they do owe the parent honor. iv. 6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. c. Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity: Paul ends by pronouncing a blessing - his way of helping the Ephesians to walk in every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. 1. Welcome to your Ephesians Bible Study. iii. The *temple of thegoddess (female god) Diana (or Artemis) was there. i. i. 4. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point But Paul’s *preaching affected their tr… Pentateuch Thank you for registering. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. -------------------- (1 Peter 5:8-9). Commentary Menu More Information on Matthew Henry Prior Book Galatians. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. It is the assurance that God will triumph. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. He seems to have been often used by Paul as a messenger (that you may know our affairs). the military successes both of Alexander the Great and of Julius Caesar were due in large measure to their armies' being well shod and thus able to undertake long marches at incredible speed over rough terrain." We do the Lord's work and stand against every hint of spiritual opposition. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. He wrote it to people in the town called Ephesus. -------------------- Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. ii. -------------------- -------------------- Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. Major Prophets Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Disobedience must be punished, so that obedience can be learned. New Living Translation, Instead, we should understand what is meant by the phrase "the gates of Hades." "Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with promise: "that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.". You are in a spiritual battle. The two are essential, and much teaching on Christian combat neglects the first. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood: The fact that our real battle is not against flesh and blood is lost on many Christians, who put all their efforts in that direction. Ephesians has been called the Queen of the Epistles, the quintessence of Paulinism, the divinest composition of man and even the Waterloo of commentators. (Romans 8:37). 6. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, ii. -------------------- Do not provoke your children to wrath: Parents certainly have the opportunity to provoke their children to wrath, through an unkind, over-critical attitude that torments the child instead of training them. Jesus didn't patrol around, looking for demons to conquer. i. Paul wrote this while in the custody of Roman soldiers. General Epistles We know that Jesus disarmed all principalities and powers (Colossians 2:15). b. One great purpose for basic training is the build up the recruit's physical strength. Force and fraud form his chief offensive against the camp of the saints.". Ephesians 6:11 tells us that all of our warfare is combating the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 6:11). Peace to the brethren … Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus: Paul concludes the letter as he began it, with reference to grace and peace, two essential cornerstones for the Christian life. Historical Books (Eph 6:21-22) The sending of Tychicus. The Gospels These are some of the things Lloyd-Jones thought sapped the strength of the Christian: vi. It was the place where the city life was planned, organized, strategized. Galatians. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible Might is inherent power or force. Johannine Writings Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. b. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point It's easy to see how a first reading of this passage gives the picture of the church as an assaulting army, bombarding the gates of Hell, and plundering Hell and conquering it. Pentateuch Major Prophets On special occasions, ambassadors wore such chains to show the riches, power, and dignity of the government they represented. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Historical Books i. b. It isn't the idea, "this piece of armor is more important than any of the other. New English Translation, Prophets Pauline Epistles Children, obey your parents: The command is simple. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. But the Jews divided the commandments in two sets of five, seeing the law to honor your father and mother more as a duty towards God than a duty towards man. When a man sat down and was relaxed, he took off his belt. You, masters, do the same things to them: Masters are told to do the same things to them (their employees). In this verse, he simply states what the main purpose of spiritual warfare and the armor of God is. The Gospels Chapter 6 offer four primary points closing out Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus. i. Historical Books GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible Some think that this epistle to the Ephesians was a circular letter sent to several churches, ... Henry, Matthew. 4. No one can fight effectively or effectively go about their business without this equipment. Now, he must practice them ahead of time, and if he is a superior fighter, and has a great fighting instinct, at the time of battle he will instantly recall which thrust, which position suits the precise moment. Pauline Epistles Johannine Writings Chapter 6. This does not happen just by saying the words. Taking the shield of faith: Ephesians 6:13-14 tells us of armor to have. 4 And parents, never drive your children to resentment but bring them up with correction and advice inspired by the Lord.. 5 Slaves, be obedient to those who are, according to human reckoning, your masters, with deep respect and sincere loyalty, as you are obedient to Christ:. (Spurgeon). iv. It is the reserve of strength. - Romans 8:38 tells us that principalities cannot keep us from God's love. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might: Literally, Paul wrote strengthen yourselves in the Lord. i. A muscular man's big muscles display his might, even if he doesn't use them. The key is for me to by faith rely on His might - and rely on it more and more - and then do the work. 6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. It is not a responsibility that should be left to the mother or the Sunday School. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. The detailed teaching of spiritual warfare in this passage presents two essential components. Minor Prophets 1996-2021. iii. Pauline Epistles GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point And, of course, you can always tell by examining yourself whether your strength is increasing or declining." As to the Lord means that all our work is really done unto the Lord, not unto man. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Ephesians 6 Children and parents. His belt … was no mere adornment of the soldier, but an essential part of his equipment … it was of especial use in keeping other parts in place, and in securing the proper soldierly attitude and freedom of movement." NET ... Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus … i. ", b. Minor Prophets 2020. God gives the Christian a glorious standing to maintain by faith and spiritual warfare: vii. This is not our own earned righteousness, not a feeling of righteousness, but a righteousness received by faith in Jesus. Think of a soldier or a gladiator in training, practicing sword thrusts and moves and positions. (Ephesians 1:3), ©2006 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission. But his heart and mind are fixed on his responsibility as an ambassador of the gospel. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers: Paul does not call the believer to enter into spiritual warfare. The problem is that this understanding is completely inconsistent with the rest of the Scriptures. (Wood), iii. 7. i. Stott quoting Simpson: "The tactics of intimidation and insinuation alternate in Satan's plan of campaign. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Thoughts, feelings, imaginations, fears, lies - all of these can be hurled at us by Satan as fiery darts. KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. ii. "When you are disciplining a child, you should have first controlled yourself … What right have you to say to your child that he needs discipline when you obviously need it yourself?" When people are born again, their life changes and they become harder workers and less wasteful, and they are blessed thereby and become prosperous. i. ii. Major Prophets c. That you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand: This describes what we use the strength of God and the armor of God. i. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. Commentary on Ephesians 6:19-24 (Read Ephesians 6:19-24) The gospel was a mystery till made known by Divine revelation; and it is the work of Christ's ministers to declare it. We should regard them as being on many different levels and of many different ranks, yet they all have one goal: to knock the Christian down from their place of standing. Therefore, there is a limit to their power. Ephesians 2:1-10, Saved by Grace — A verse by verse study about the great change God’s grace has wrought in the lives and future of sinners who have turned to him. The Spirit-filled life and two other special areas of submission. Poetical Books -------------------- English Standard Version, American Standard Version, Johannine Writings (Eph 6:13) The proper response to the fact of spiritual warfare. "Introduction to Ephesians." . In theory, the prayerless Christian can be strong and wearing all the armor - but actually goes into battle through prayer. Pauline Epistles Luke-Acts But after becoming prosperous, we often allow our hearts to grow far from God, then god disciplines us with hard times, and then we repent - and then the cycle starts again. d. He will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free: Paul relates a final reason for working hard for the Lord. General Epistles The soldier isn't only concerned for his or her own safety. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. 23 Dec 2020. 1. "The soldier might be furnished with every other part of his equipment, and yet, wanting the girdle, would neither be fully accoutered nor securely armed. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Instead, Jesus knew what God the Father wanted Him to do, He set about doing it, and He dealt with satanic opposition when it arose. e. The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: The idea is that the Spirit provides a sword for you, and that sword is the word of God. Some of the armor we must wear all the time, and have as a standing foundation. Hebrew Names Version, i. Ephesians 6:11 tells us that all of our warfare is combating the wiles of the devil. Satan's schemes against us come to nothing when we stand against them in the power of God. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. The New Testament Macknight thinks the apostle contrasts the graces and virtues which he mentions, with the complete armour fabled by the heathen poets to have been fabricated by the gods, and bestowed on their favourite heroes. (Lloyd-Jones). Historical Books The Gospels The belt of truth puts on the Biblical beliefs of the Christians as a whole - what other passages call the faith. It isn't that there is no doing on our part - but our doing is the appropriation and application of what Jesus did. -------------------- b. Blue Letter Bible. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point 2 Jan 2021. Pauline Epistles The New Testament What it means to honor our father and mother may change as we grow into adulthood, but the principle always endures. Johannine Writings Reina-Valera 1960, 3. Cookie Notice: This ancient Greek word for armor is used in only one other place in the New Testament. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. 2 God's Law says: ‘Always respect your father and your mother.’ That is the first rule of God's Law that also has a promise. The best and most eminent ministers need the prayers of believers. -------------------- Luther was another example of this, when he came to any understanding of Psalm 31:1: deliver me in Your righteousness. His final great admonition to strength in the Lord through putting on the whole armor of God ( Ephesians 6:10-20 ) was followed by practical words regarding the bearer of the letter ( Ephesians 6:21-22 ), and the benediction ( … Luke-Acts This means that their obedience is part of their Christian obedience, in a similar way to the wife's command to submit to her husband as to the Lord (Ephesians 5:22). (Moule). Collectively, they are all members of … - Ephesians 3:10-11 tells us that the church makes known the wisdom of God to principalities and powers. Ephesians 6 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. In the Lord, for this is right: The apostle gives us two reasons for the child to obey the parent. (Eph 6:5-8) How employees walk in the light: working as servants of Jesus. In ancient warfare, these fiery darts were launched in great number at the beginning of an attack. The Gospel began at once to undermine it, with its mighty principles of the equality of all souls in the mystery and dignity of manhood, and of the equal work of redeeming love wrought for all souls by the supreme Master. "So the Gospel leaves its message of absolutely equal obligation, in Jesus Christ, upon the slave and upon the slave owner. d. Having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace: The preparation of the gospel is represented as the protective shoes (or sandals) worn by Roman soldiers. Before a soldier is given a gun or shown how to fire a missile, he goes through basic training. Webster's Bible, Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com d. Bring them up: This ancient Greek word was originally used of bodily nourishment as in Ephesians 5:29. Much of this is based on a misunderstanding of Matthew 16:18: And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Chapter 3. (Moule). First, you must be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. a. Praying always with all prayer: The idea is all kinds of prayer or prayer upon prayer. But both of these fall short. Therefore, God has a purpose in allowing their work. Historical Books All in all, there is a lot bound up in that little word, stand. (Eph 6:1-3) The Spirit-filled life and the parent-child relationship. i. He subtitled the work The saint's war against the Devil, wherein a discovery is made of that grand enemy of God and his people, in his policies, power, seat of his empire, wickedness, and chief design he hath against the saints; a magazine opened, form whence the Christian is furnished with spiritual arms for the battle, helped on with his armour, and taught the use of his weapon; together with the happy issue of the whole war. Try it free for 30 days! a. Therefore take up the whole armor of God: Paul introduced the idea of the whole armor of God back in Ephesians 6:11. (Eph 6:11) The command for the whole armor of God. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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