Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.

Ephesians 6:14-15 

Six Stages of Christ’s Victory Over Satan

| Jul 13, 2011

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John Stott explains six stages of Christ’s victory over Satan as it’s unfolded throughout Scripture.

  1. The conquest is predicted (Genesis 3:15).
  2. The conquest began in the ministry of Jesus (Luke 10:18).
  3. The conquest is decisively achieved at the cross (Colossians 2:13-15).
  4. The conquest is confirmed and announced in the resurrection (Acts 2:24).
  5. The conquest is extended as the church goes out on its mission (Acts 26:18).
  6. The conquest is consummated at the return of Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:24-28).

The Cross of Christ, (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1986), 231-239.

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Preparing for Battle with the Gospel of Peace

| Jul 11, 2011

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Do you find it curious that while preparing for battle, we are told to “put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace”? What sort of readiness is that? Are not peace and battle contradictory? It is important to remember what and who we are fighting. There can be no peace with the enemy […]

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