Archive for the ‘Ephesians’ Category

Ephesians Comes to an end.

Ephesians 623 Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. Love with faith from God OUR Father. Love the Lord your God with sincerity. Let’s mean it. Steph, where are we going next?

Tychicus

Ephesians 621 But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you; 22 whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts. From my commentary:Paul wanted Tychicus to comfort the Ephesians […]

War of Words.

Ephesians 619 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. We should be praying for the Holy Spirit to give us the […]

Jump in the fight.

Ephesians 618 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints From my commentary:The idea is all kinds of prayer or prayer upon prayer. We should use every kind of prayer we can think of. Group prayer, individual prayer, silent prayer, shouting prayer, walking prayer, kneeling […]

Read it for yourself.

Ephesians 617 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; From my commentary:Salvation is pictured as this kind of helmet, protecting an essential part of the body.One of Satan’s most effective weapons against us is discouragement. When we are properly equipped with the helmet of salvation, it’s hard to stay discouraged. […]

Shield of Faith

Ephesians 616 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. From my commentary:Faith is represented as a shield, protecting us from the fiery darts of the wicked one, those persistent efforts of demonic foes to weaken us through fear and unbelief. The shield Paul describes is not […]

Don’t Shoe Move Yet!

Ephesians 615 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; From my commentary:On the shoes: “Josephus described them as ‘shoes thickly studded with sharp nails’… so as to ensure a good grip. The military successes both of Alexander the Great and of Julius Caesar were due in large measure to their […]

Gird Your Waist with Truth

Ephesians 614 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,  Truth. It is what we stand for, and believe in, in Christ Jesus. Without truth, we offer nothing. If we lie, no one will believe the truth that we speak. Lies are the most evil thing. It ruins faith. It destroys […]

The Whole Armor

Ephesians 613 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. We are in evil days. Our job is to stand. Our job is not to waiver. The armor is needed for battle. The battle is now.

What Job didn’t know

Ephesians 612 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [c]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. We wrestle against the ENEMY.Job kept thinking the Lord was His enemy and it was the Lord bringing the problems.Job 27:2 As God liveth, who hath taken away […]