Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin|
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
2Co 12 really emphasizes how to become strong by means of the Lord, and in the strength of His might, as EPH 6:10teaches.

As well as putting on the full armor from God, so that you may be able to hold your ground against the schemes or the strategies of the devil, as EPH 6:11 teaches.

In 2CO 12:10 talking about the different forms of undeserved suffering, it also reveals how our struggle is ultimately not against blood and flesh but really against Satan and the fallen angels as EPH 6:12 teaches.

2Co 12 also emphasizes undeserved suffering and the importance of picking up and putting on the full armor from God, that you may be able to hold your ground in the day when evil attacks you, as noted in EPH 6:13.

The apostle Paul emphasizes how the surpassing greatest of divine revelations gave him the power to hold his ground, with the belt of truth and putting on the breastplate of righteousness, as taught in EPH 6:14.

What it means to have put on your combat boots and taking up the shield of faith with the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, as ambassadors for Christ as we will conclude EPH 6:15‑20.

Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is as important as the 3one we pass on ourselves: for that judgment touches the very center of our existence.

2CO 13:5  Test yourselves {to see} if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!

GAL 6:4  But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have {reason for} boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.

At three o’clock in the morning, when we are alone with ourselves, we are aware that the most intimate and powerful of all relationships and the one we can never escape is the relationship to ourselves.

Although self‑esteem solves many problems in life, human self‑esteem ultimately has a fatal flaw.

Although we are said to be in COL 1:22  holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: we still are told that the whole head is sick, And the whole heart is faint.

ISA 1:6  And from the sole of the foot even to the head There is nothing sound in it, {Only} bruises, welts, and raw wounds, Not pressed out or bandaged, Nor softened with oil.

In JER 17:9, we are told  “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it?”

The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit provides the power and the function to live in the PPOG, ACT 1:8.

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