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. As i said, i have seen believers that disregard the reality and power of the enemy. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills. Christ was raised from the dead is the same power at work in and through believers. Ephesians verse by verse teaching in the book of ephesians. These schemes refer to the tricks or stratagems of the devil that are intended to ensnare and deceive compare the clear warning of god recorded in genesis 2. Our churches, nations, families and friends are in mortal and spiritual peril.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities. As any invaded people would, they see themselves as rising to defend their home and territory despite the fact that they probably know that god has given this earth to us as an inheritance. In study guide 2, day 3, question 2 we saw that the extraordinary divine force by which jesus. The terms used in verse 12 cannot be arranged in any definite rank or order, but they do seem to indicate an organized spiritual hierarchy of some sort. This verse reminds us that human effort is inadequate but gods power is. This verse tells us that our warfare is against demons, and theyangels who rose up against godlook upon us as invaders. Hildebrand, of the briercrest bible institute, caronport, saskatchewan, he pointed out to me that the book of acts, chapters 6, 7, and 8, suggests three ways by which the devil tries to hinder the work of the lord. We must be faithful to god the only true master of all creation and clothe ourselves in the armour of his church and word. They said that it couldnt be done, but i lit in with a bit of a. So that we can be properly prepared for battle, we are going to first look at what it means to wrestle, and then learn what we. Ephesians small group series lesson 1 introduction to. The apostolic benediction and farewell, ephesians 6.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath. The apostle proceeds in the exhortation to relative duties which he began in the former, particularly he insists on the duties of children and. Jamar, i applaud your eagerness to understand this chapter, because it contains one of the most important keys a christian has for understanding and. Ephesians chapter 6 verse by verse bible commentary.
Traditionally, it is believed to be written by apostle paul while he was in prison in rome around ad 62, but more recently, it is suggested to be written between ad 80 and 100 by another writer using pauls name and style. But against the principalities, against the powers. In most of chapter 6, paul is reminding the church at ephesus to be spirituallystrong. The word finally means that he is drawing everything to a close. In other words, everything that has been said he is now summing up as he closes the book of ephesians. For a free realplayer download click here the video links use vlc download vlc player here or real player. Obey your father and your mother, 3 and you will have a long and happy life.
The apostle proceeds in the exhortation to relative duties which he began in the former, particularly he insists on the duties of children and parents, and of servants and masters, ephesians 6. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world. In acts 19 we read about pauls trip to ephesus and how the city was full. Ephesians, chapter 6 united states conference of catholic bishops. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly places.
Institutes of the christian religion, book 1, chapter 18 for many more examples. We are up against the unseen power that controls this dark world, and. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the lord, and in the power of his might. It is only there that the deepest and most central problems in the world are addressed. Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto christ. Full chapter compare different versions of this verse. That there is a struggle, a battle of life, must be assumed at once by all who look at the world as it is. Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the lord, and in the might of his power. We know that satan is the prince of the power of the air and that certain demons have jurisdiction over specific earthly kingdoms dan. Free sermon book of ephesians martyn lloydjones trust. In chapter 6 he addressed parentchild relationships, slavemaster relationships, and spiritual warfare. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the lord and in the power of his might. Verse 1 children, obey your parents this is a duty with which god will never dispense.
Many of our masters are evil, malevolent creatures under lucifers control. Endunamoo, to become able to function or do something, become strong bdag 333. Honour your father and your mother, 3 and the promise is. Our conflict is not with men, here denoted by flesh and blood, which is usually a symbol of weakness, therefore denoting that our opponents are not weak mortals, but powers of a far more formidable order. What is ephesians chapter 6 verse 12 in the bible talking. The terms used in verse 12 cannot be arranged in any definite rank or. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against.
Ephesians 6, contemporary english version cev the bible app. Sep 08, 2016 jamar, i applaud your eagerness to understand this chapter, because it contains one of the most important keys a christian has for understanding and overcoming during times of storms and assaults. Ephesians 6 is the sixth and the last chapter of the epistle to the ephesians in the new testament of the christian bible. In verse 10 paul says, finally, be strong in the lord and in the strength of his might. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Put on the whole armour of god, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities. We are about to see the book of ephesians come to an end. Ephesians chapter 6 matthew henry complete commentary on. Verses 10 through 20 are a famous and wellused portion of scripture. Does it not appear, philosophically speaking, a somewhat violent assumption to decide that man is really the highest being in the created universe, or, at least, that between man and his maker there are no gradations with different moral colourings of. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening. Ephesus was the third largest city in the roman empire population 250,000 in what is today the country of turkey. Just as a soldiers equipment is designed for their earthly battle, a christians equipment is meant for spiritual warfare. Verse by verse through the book of ephesians 2008 click on audio, video or notes to open up the file for each message. Can you explain ephesians 612 in the bible spiritual. Saskatchewan, he pointed out to me that the book of acts, chapters 6, 7, and 8. 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. Paul wraps up his practical teachings with a series of analogies, comparing aspects of the christian faith to the equipment carried by a soldier. Children, you belong to the lord, and you do the right thing when you obey your parents.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood the syriac, arabic, and ethiopic versions, and some copies, read you, instead of we. Nov 12, 2019 dissensiondiversiondestruction for we wrestle. Now, although this is a battle cry for all christian soldiers, its not just something to get the blood pumping. Ephesians 6, new international version niv the bible app. Jamar, i applaud your eagerness to understand this chapter, because it contains one of the most important keys a christian has for understanding and overcoming during times of storms and assaults.849 1068 1450 1188 772 126 741 881 541 781 62 1320 697 1107 593 428 1210 1582 1633 123 314 270 638 1158 687 1165 1292 1415 1363 1400 1495 102 368 606 1147 1132 163 1348 1355 1457 735 209