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The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 1

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.’ — Eph. 6:10 The apostle begins his speech with the word of encouragement to battle: 'Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord;’ the best way indeed to prepare them for the following directions. A soul deeply possessed w... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 10

Direction Seventh. The Several Pieces of the Whole Armour of God. Third Piece—The Christian’s Spiritual Shoe. ‘And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace’ (Eph. 6:15). This verse presents us with the third piece of armour in the Christian’s panoply—A Spiritual Shoe, fitted to his... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 11

The Fourth piece in the Christian’s panoply presents itself in this verse to our consideration —and that is The Shield of Faith. A grace of graces it is, and here fitly placed in the midst of her other companions. It stands, methinks, among them, as the heart in the midst of the body; or, if you ple... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 12

DIRECTION VIII.—SECOND GENERAL PART. [Argument pressing the exhortation.] ‘Whereby ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked’ (Eph. 6:16) We have done with the exhortation, and now come to the second general part of the verse, viz. a powerful argument pressing this exhortation, co... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 13

Direction Ninth. The Several Pieces of the Whole Armour of God. Fifth Piece—The Christian’s Helmet. ‘And take the helmet of salvation’ (Eph. 6:17). These words present us with another piece of the Christian’s panoply—a helmet to cover his head in the day of battle—the helmet of salvation. It makes t... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 14

Direction Tenth. The Several Pieces of the Whole Armour of God. Sixth Piece—The Christian’s Sword. ‘And the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God’ (Eph. 6:17). Here we have the sixth and last piece in the Christian’s panoply brought to our hand—a sword; and that of the right make—‘the sword ... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 15

Direction Eleventh. The necessary duty of the Christian, as clothed in the Whole Armour of God: or, how the Spiritual Panoply may alone be kept furbished. ‘Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints’ (Ep... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 16

DIRECTION XI.—SECOND GENERAL PART. [How to perform the duty commanded—a directory for prayer.] ‘Praying always with all prayer and supplication,’ &c. (Eph. 6:18). H aving despatched the duty of prayer in general, we now come to give an account of the several branches in the exhortation; which togeth... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 17

Division Third.—The Inward Principle of Prayer. ‘In the Spirit.’ We are come to the third division in the apostle’s directory for prayer—the principle or spring from whence they are to flow—the Spirit, ‘praying...in the Spirit.’ In proceeding to the consideration of this topic, the first point is th... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 18

Direction Twelfth. The Duty of every Christian in complete Armour to aid by Prayer the Public Ministers of Christ. ‘And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds’ (Eph. 6:19, 20). The a... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 2

the apostle had exhorted believers to encourage and bear up their fainting spirits on the Lord, and the power of his might. Now in these words he explains himself, and shows how he would have them do this, not presumptuously [to] come into the field without that armour which God hath appointed to be... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 3

DIRECTION I.—SECOND GENERAL PART [The reason why the Christian must be armed, ‘That ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.’] These words present us with the reason why the Christian soldier is to be thus completely armed, ‘That ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 4

Direction Second. The nature of the War, and character of the Assailants. ‘For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places’ (Eph. 6:12). The Words are coupled to the prece... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 5

Division Second.—The Assailants described Positively. ‘But against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph. 6:12 The apostle having shown what the saint’s enemies are not, flesh and blood, frail men, who can­n... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 6

Direction Third. A Second Exhortation to Arm, and an Argument urging the Exhortation. ‘Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand’ — Eph. 6:13 The Apostle in these words reassumes his former exhortation mentioned, ... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 7

Direction Fifth. The Several Pieces of the Whole Armour of God First Piece—The Christian's Spiritual Girdle. ‘Having your loins girt about with truth’ (Eph. 6:14). The apostle having ordered the Ephesians, and in them every Christian, the posture which they are to observe in fight with their enemy; ... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 8

Division Second.—Sincerity strengthens the Christian’s Spirit. ‘Girt about with truth.’ Having despatched the first reason, why sincerity is compared to the soldier’s girdle or belt, and dis­coursed of this grace under that notion, we proceed to the second ground or reason of the metaphor, taken fro... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 9

DIRECTION SIXTH. The Several Pieces of the Whole Armour of God. Second Piece—The Christian’s Breastplate. ‘And having on the breastplate of righteousness’ (Eph. 6:14). These words present us with a second piece of armour, commended to, and charged upon, all Christ’s soldiers—a breastplate, and the m... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 1

A treatise of The Whole Armour of God "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, agai... Read More

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 2

Part Second. Directions for managing this War successfully, with some Motives sprinkled among them. Direction First. The Christian must be armed, and the Reason why. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Eph. 6:11). This verse is a key to the f... Read More

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