Victory in Spiritual Warfare
Tony Evans Explains How to Use 6 Pieces of Spiritual Armor
July 16, 2012 - What do you do when you are living in a season of spiritual defeat? Do you pray? Do you retreat? Do you ask people for advice? Maybe you get angry, or perhaps the other areas of your life suffer.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes ~ Ephesians 6:11 (NIV).
by Joy Allmond
Well-known author Tony Evans will teach what the Word of God says about gaining spiritual victory at a special seminar at The Cove, July 19-21. We will webcast his first session on July 19 at 7:15 p.m.
Evans, who is the pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, wants people to understand that there is only one way to defeat our enemy soundly—through engaging Scripture.
“I don’t believe people consistently make the connection with what is happening in history, or in their personal lives, with what is happening in the spiritual realm,” Evans explained.
“To the degree that people can understand the spiritual connection is the degree they can invoke the spiritual realm to change things in this physical, visible realm in which we live.”
Evans believes we lose sight of the impact of the spiritual realm because we tend to be focused on the tangible—the physical world in which we exist.
Most of the time, anyway.
“We see and feel the physical world, so we are more conscious of it. But, when pain in life comes, we desperately want the spiritual realm to change things in our physical world. So, I want people to understand how that realm works, and how to implement God’s plan for addressing things from that perspective,” he said.
And the way to do that, he added, is simply through the Scriptures. Knowing them is one thing; using them is another.
“We should know them, but Scriptures are not merely to be known. They are to be utilized against the devil, not just in a ‘safe’ place, like Bible study with other Christians,” Evans explained.
The Bible is full of Scriptures for combatting the enemy and his tactics, but Evans specifically points to Ephesians 6:10-18.
It is in this passage that God gives six guidelines for spiritual victory—six pieces of spiritual armor with which we need to fit ourselves: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of readiness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit.
Evans urges all believers to get to know those six pieces of armor, and understand how they relate to spiritual victory.
On Thursday, July 19, tune in to our live webcast and learn how to use Scripture as a weapon of defense against the devil’s attacks, and as a resource to have peace in the middle of a spiritual battle.
“I’m going to make it very practical, as opposed to theoretical. You will learn how to handle God’s Word in a way that will allow you to accomplish what God wants to see in your life—victory.”
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Tony Evans is senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. He is also founder of The Urban Alternative, an author, international radio host, and chaplain for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.