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Ephesians 6:11 – Remain standing

08-10-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

Put on the panoply of God to enable you to stand up to the stratagems of the adversary…

This section about the armor is known to many. We must however, remember that this passage is not isolated; it can only be understood in connection with the total letter. Paul has written extensively about Christ’s position “above all authority and power” and that of the believers in Him. Because: his position is our position.

What is assumed in this section about the armor is that we also take this position in practice. That we stand on our allotment. Which guarantees a fight. Because we are rivals for the authorities and powers that still dominate the world behind the scenes. Because we take over their tasks in the coming eons. With Christ at the head we are destined to rule “among the celestials”. No power that can undo that. What we do have to deal with, however are the “stratagems of the adversary”. In order to stand up to this, we have to put on the whole armor of GOD. This fight is defensive. Provide resistance to remain standing.