Sermon: Peace With God is Enemy With Satan Ephesians 6:15

October 21, 2018

Summary

Sermon: Peace With God is Enemy With Satan  Ephesians 6:15
The gospel of peace with God is essential to our battle against sin and Satan.  Having peace with God ignites our war with Satan and guarantees our sure victory.  None of us can stand against the evil forces of this world without God by our side.  This armor covers the feet the very things we stand on.
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 By: Bryan Walker Given on: 10/21/2018  Sermon plays on KWHW 93.5 FM on: 11/4/2018
 
Sermon Notes
 
Ephesians 6:10-20 ESV  
 
Gurnall, William. The Christian in Complete Armour
 
This week
    1. From Enemies of God to Peace With God
    2. From Friends With Satan and Sin to Enemies of Satan and Sin
    3. The Outcome Is Sure
 
Similar Bible Passages: (feet & gospel, which means good news)
 
Isaiah 52:7-8 ESV  
 
Romans 10:13-15 ESV  
 
    • Messages were sent by currier, either written or verbal messages
        • No phones, internet, no TV, radio, text messages, or email
        • To send any news you needed a messenger
    • The most important messages were concerning war and battle status
        • Are we winning or losing the battle?
    • Watchmen would watch for the messengers
        • They would spot the messenger coming from far away.
            • If good news and the messenger might run faster, his posture.
            • Bad news and the messenger would be solemn and downcast
                • No messenger wanted to deliver bad news
                • He might receive a reward or lose his life…
        • This message is so good…
(8)  The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice; together they sing for joy;
 
    • IN A BATTLE AGAINST SATAN, Why do we need the gospel of peace?
        • We are to go out and preach the gospel, but HERE we are to put on
            • This section is not about evangelism
            • Evangelism is vitally important – you wouldn’t be here without it
    • What does the good news of peace do for us in this battle?
        • This assumes we need peace!
        • What type of peace and why do we need it?
            • 2 main types of peace
                • Peace with God – External peace
                • Inner peace – derived from peace with God
    • I’ll never forget how visibly shaken a woman was when… she heard God hates
        • Wait!  God loves everyone just the way they are!!!
            • My God does not hate anyone!!!
    • True, you can repent of your sins right now and come to Christ
        • You don’t need to go out and do good before you come (the way you are)
        • ACTUALLY, you cannot do good until you come
            • God does love his creation but his wrath is set against it
    • The bad news is we are also born in rebellion to God
        • We are all by nature enemies of God!
        • The world is an enemy of God.
 
James 4:4 ESV  
 
    • How many come to the altars and go out and resume their old friendships?
    • If being friends with the world makes us enemies; then what is the world?
        • We were once in the world and enemies of God
    • We can say, “If you truly repent, God will forgive your sins.”
        • What if you didn’t repent???  What state are you in?
    • What is the state of the world???
        • Search the Bible for “God Hates, God abhors, God’s wrath, vengeance, justice and so on…”
        • We don’t want to see this because we want to be friends with the world
        • Instead, we should warn the world of the wrath to come
 
Numbers 14:18 ESV  
 
    • If you can’t see God’s wrath upon the sinner, how can you be saved???
    • How can you repent if you don’t realize your crimes?
    • The very term salvation means we are saved from something.
    • To not see this means you lack the fear God and if you don’t fear God you have no real knowledge of God…
        • I’ll ask, do we worship the same God?
        • Search the scriptures for the fear of the Lord
            • Study this foreign concept
        • I believe at the root of MOST of the sin in your life, in the church and in the world stem from a LACK OF FEAR of God and a lack of love.
 
Proverbs 9:10 ESV  
 
Luke 1:50 ESV  
 
    • A lack of fear is a lack of respect for authority
        • A fear out of reverence for a sinner before a just God
        • But what would people know about authority today???
            • God is just, this demands wrath and death
                • The cross is a display of God’s justice
                • Anyone not in Christ is God’s enemy
                • We all need peace and reconciliation with God
 
Romans 5:1 ESV  
 
    • By faith God’s justice was satisfied through Jesus Christ
        • CAN YOU SEE IT, the cross is a display of God’s justice, wrath and love
 
Ephesians 2:14-16 ESV  
 
Colossians 1:19-22 ESV  
 
    • Christ came to rescue sinners
    • He came for the sick; you must recognize your sickness to be made well
    • What man goes about his normal business if he is to be executed tomorrow?
        • Will his last day be different than all others? (what would you do?)
        • But what if he knows and does nothing?  
        • He is suppressing the truth of tomorrow, with delusions…
            • What if you were given a free pardon???
            • The world hates God so much, they would rather die!!!
 
1 Timothy 1:15 ESV  … Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.
 
    • This is the Good News!!!
    • Many will hear this and it is foreign because it not laced with worldly things
        • There is no promise of worldly riches
        • There is no promise of fame, fortune or even perfect health
        • To mingle earthly treasures with the blood of Christ is unholy
            • The world will hear the preacher who promises worldly things
                • Because they are of the world
                • This is why there is so little lasting fruit today
    • God promises forgiveness, reconciliation, eternal life, adoption and peace
            • This brings the Christian great joy
            • This is enough for the Christian
 
John 14:27 ESV  
 
    • To not be satisfied and overfilled with joy is rejecting the mana from heaven.
        • “God, your son is good but we are not satisfied???”
        • “In order for us to have joy, we need more???”
 
Luke 2:10-11 ESV  
 
    • The greatest and strongest enemy was set against us
        • Our enemy was God Himself
            • He was at our gates, with vengeance, wrath and justice
            • God demanded our life, our blood
            • But the good news of peace came unto us because of Christ Jesus
                • Great joy came as we realized our salvation
                • No more grumbling or complaining
                    • Joy and peace has replaced every previous need!
        • Jesus Christ satisfied God’s wrath and justice
 
    • BUT NOW there is a new enemy, sin and Satan
        • Sin and Satan used to be our friend but now he is our enemy
        • Now the stronger strong man is on our side and not against us
        • The gospel of peace means we don’t stand alone
    • Satan is a liar and the father of lies
    • Satan is the accuser of the brethren
        • None can stand during his attack unless God stands with us
        • The most reassuring verses in all the scripture
 
Romans 8:31-39 ESV  
 
    • The devil can bring all the lies and accusations he wants BUT we stand firm
        • We stand on God who justifies, not on our works!!!
 
 (34)  
 
    • Can the devil thwart the prayers of Jesus Christ?
 
(35)  
 
    • These things can not diminish our joy in Christ
        • Christ drank the cup of our wrath
 
John 18:11 ESV  
 
    • What is tribulation, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger or sword?
 
 (36)  
 
    • Nothing means nothing
    • Satan cannot separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord
        • Christ is the reason you are safe
            • The father will not turn on the son
            • We are of Christ and Christ is of God
            • We are one in Christ and Christ is in us
 
    • We are to stand and fight with our gospel shoes on
        • A soldier cannot STAND on injured feet
            • Over and over again we are told to stand
            • Wars have been won and lost because of poor shoes
    • Not having the readiness given by the gospel of peace equals defeat.
    • If we have peace with God, we DO NOT have peace with the world, sin or Satan BUT we do have victory and joy
Go out and be victorious!!!

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