Spiritual warfare is a topic that many Christians, even pastors, shy away from addressing.
It is the constant battle that we face, according to Paul’s writing in Ephesians, against Satan and his minions, who are always trying to pull us away from God.
Unfortunately, ignoring it does not make it go away and in fact can make it a lot harder to combat.
Satan has spent thousands of years trying to convince the world that he does not exist.
Most people have fallen for this deception and, as a result, we fail to see Satan’s hand in the troubles within our lives and instead ascribe people, situations, and circumstances, even God, with the blame.
After all, Satan’s favorite scheme is to enter an environment, wreak havoc, even destruction, and leave without notice.
Marriages fail, relationships are strained, even wars begin. But what if we could better equip ourselves to identify spiritual attacks in our lives and therefore protect ourselves from the damage the devil tries to inflict?
An excellent resource for learning more about spiritual warfare is The Armor of God, a powerful 6 -week study in which Priscilla Shirer delves deeply into what Ephesians 6 has to tell us.
The daughter of Pastor Tony Evans, Priscilla came into her own when she graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with her masters in Biblical Studies. Priscilla skillfully blends her vast biblical knowledge with everyday experiences to drive her points home.
Regardless of an individual’s prior experience with the Bible, this study has something for everyone from novice to highly experienced.
Ideally completed in a group environment due to discussion prompts and the opportunities to learn from others, it is great for women’s, men’s, and co-ed Bible studies.
Each week, Priscilla dives into another piece of armor in her video sessions. These group sessions tend to require a minimum of 1.5 hours to get through the videos and discussions and therefore take about the average amount of time for these kinds of studies.
However, if an individual study is preferred, The Armor of God is still a great option, and video links are available at the bottom of each study so none of Priscilla’s 6 invigorating sessions are missed.
The underlying premise of the book is two-fold:
- We will be attacked by Satan and,
- We already have been blessed by God with His own armor to protect us.
Just like physical armor, it must be picked up and put on to be effective, but we already have it at our disposal. Priscilla teaches us, piece by piece, how to do that.
Between her vivid explanations of the historical aspects of how people in Ephesus would comprehend each piece of armor and her gifted ability to relate each to present day scenarios the audience is made ready to put on the coverings God provided us.
The Armor of God does require varying individual study outside of the small group or Bible study session.
Some of the components take longer than others to complete, so it is advised to do the 5 per week closer to the previous week’s group meeting than waiting until later.
Additionally, it will hold a powerful mirror up to your own life and experiences to help you start to identify Satan’s component within problems.
Priscilla is quick to address that Satan is obviously not entirely responsible for all of our issues in our lives, but it is important to recognize the ones that he is so we can minimize the damage he is capable of inflicting.
Bottom line: The Armor of God is a study that will not leave you where you start.
Its lessons will bring an entirely different perspective of how to view your life and its struggles into focus but will not leave you there.
Priscilla Shirer will take each of the 6 parts of the armor and teach you effectively how to pick them up and use all of them.
At the end of the study, God will equip you to be a far more powerful warrior against the enemy’s attacks and Satan will learn he’s messing with the wrong person!
Become that person today by starting this life-changing study. You can purchase the study for yourself by clicking here: The Armor of God.