Ephesians 6:10 NIV
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Main Point: Being strong in our faith requires maturing in knowledge and practice of when, who, and what to stand for.
1. Stand against the devil’s schemes.
Ephesians 6:11 NIV
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
1 Peter 5:8-9 NIV
8Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
2. Stand NOT against flesh and blood.
Ephesians 6:12 NIV
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV
3For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
3. Stand against evil.
Ephesians 6:13 NIV
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
4. Stand in the full armour.
Ephesians 6:13-14a NIV
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the…