This is the audio from the May 28, 2023 sermon, “Finding Help For Your Battles: This Means WAR!”, shared by Tom Lemler at the Deer Run Church of Christ.
Text: 2 Kings 6:12-23, Ephesians 6:10-18
“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.”
Ephesians 6:13 (NIV)
Today I concluded a sermon series about finding help in our times of need.
Living life is a battle. While the battles we face as individuals may come in different forms, we know from God’s Word that the sources of these battles are often spiritual in nature. The good news for us in the midst of our battles is that God has given us what we need to be victorious when we choose His side of the battle. When we find ourselves in the midst of battle and cry out for help, we find God telling us that this means . . .
Wisdom Is Wanted: —
- Victory in battle generally relies on reliable information. One of the greatest pieces of wisdom God gives us when it comes to the battles we face is that they are not against flesh and blood but rather they are spiritual battles..
Armor Is Available: —
- Knowing the nature of the battles we face will help us realize the importance of putting on the full armor of God. This armor is available to us by God, but requires that we daily choose to put it on and use it.
Repentance Is Required: —
- We fail in our thoughts and attitudes more often than we like to admit, even if we manage to keep our actions in line with what God desires. The spiritual battles we face will require that we become familiar and comfortable with repentance as we not only look at our battles differently, but we consider people from a new point of view..
Today, when you face battles of various kinds, how will you engage in the WAR?