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Warfare of Saints


1. Is not after the flesh. 2Co 10:3.

2. Is a good warfare. 1Ti 1:18,19.

3. Called the good fight of faith. 1Ti 6:12.

4. Is against

a. The devil. Ge 3:15; 2Co 2:11; Eph 6:12; Jas 4:7; 1Pe 5:8; Re 12:17.

b. The flesh. Ro 7:23; 1Co 9:25-27; 2Co 12:7; Ga 5:17; 1Pe 2:11.

c. Enemies. Ps 38:19; 56:2; 59:3.

d. The world. Joh 16:33; 1Jo 5:4,5.

e. Death. 1Co 15:26; Heb 2:14,15.

5. Often arises from the opposition of friends or relatives. Mic 7:6; Mt 10:35,36.

6. To be carried on

a. Under Christ, as our captain. Heb 2:10.

b. Under the Lord’s banner. Ps 60:4.

c. With faith. 1Ti 1:18,19.

d. With a good conscience. 1Ti 1:18,19.

e. With steadfastness in the faith. 1Co 16:13; 1Pe 5:9; Heb 10:23.

f. With earnestness. Jude 1:3.

g. With watchfulness. 1Co 16:13; 1Pe 5:8.

h. With sobriety. 1Th 5:6; 1Pe 5:8.

i. With endurance or hardness. 2Ti 2:3,10.

j. With self-denial. 1Co 9:25-27.

k. With confidence in God. Ps 27:1-3.

l. With prayer. Ps 35:1-3; Eph 6:18.

m. Without earthly entanglements. 2Ti 2:4.

7. Mere professors do not maintain. Jer 9:3.

8. Saints

a. Are all engaged in. Php 1:30.

b. Must stand firm in. Eph 6:13,14.

c. Exhorted to diligence. 1Ti 6:12; Jude 1:3.

d. Encouraged in. Isa 41:11,12; 51:12; Mic 7:8; 1Jo 4:4.

e. Helped by God in. Ps 118:13; Isa 41:13,14.

f. Protected by God in. Ps 140:7.

g. Comforted by God in. 2Co 7:5,6.

h. Strengthened by God in. Ps 20:2; 27:14; Isa 41:10.

i. Strengthened by Christ in. 2Co 12:9; 2Ti 4:17.

j. Delivered by Christ in. 2Ti 4:18.

k. Thank God for victory in. Ro 7:25; 1Co 15:57.

9. Armour for

a. Girdle of truth. Eph 6:14.

b. Breastplate of righteousness. Eph 6:14.

c. Preparation of the gospel. Eph 6:15.

d. Shield of faith. Eph 6:16.

e. Helmet of salvation. Eph 6:17; 1Th 5:8.

f. Sword of the Spirit. Eph 6:17.

g. Called armour of God. Eph 6:11.

h. Called armour of righteousness. 2Co 6:7.

i. Called armour of light. Ro 13:12.

j. Not carnal. 2Co 10:4.

k. Mighty through God. 2Co 10:4,5.

l. The whole, is required. Eph 6:13.

m. Must be put on. Ro 13:12; Eph 6:11.

n. To be on right hand and left. 2Co 6:7.

10. Victory in, is

a. From God. 1Co 15:57; 2Co 2:14.

b. Through Christ. Ro 7:25; 1Co 15:27; 2Co 12:9; Re 12:11.

c. By faith. Heb 11:33-37; 1Jo 5:4,5.

d. Over the devil. Ro 16:20; 1Jo 2:14.

e. Over the flesh. Ro 7:24,25; Ga 5:24.

f. Over the world. 1Jo 5:4,5.

g. Over all that exalts itself. 2Co 10:5.

h. Over death and the grave. Isa 25:8; 26:19; Ho 13:14; 1Co 15:54,55.

i. Triumphant. Ro 8:37; 2Co 10:5.

11. They who overcome in, shall

a. Eat of the hidden manna. Re 2:17.

b. Eat of the tree of life. Re 2:7.

c. Be clothed in white raiment. Re 3:5.

d. Be pillars in the temple of God. Re 3:12.

e. Sit with Christ in his throne. Re 3:21.

f. Have a white stone, and, in it a new name written. Re 2:17.

g. Have power over the nations. Re 2:26.

h. Have the name of God written upon them by Christ. Re 3:12.

i. Have God as their God. Re 21:7.

j. Have the morning-star. Re 2:28.

k. Inherit all things. Re 21:7.

l. Be confessed by Christ before God the Father. Re 3:5.

m. Be sons of God. Re 21:7.

n. Not be hurt by the second death. Re 2:11.

o. Not have their names blotted out of the book of life. Re 3:5.

12. Illustrated. Isa 9:5; Zec 10:5.