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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, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, a ...read

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 former, wherein the apostle had exh ...read

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.' The strength of this argument lies in the ...read

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 precedent with the casual particle 'for,' whic ...read

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 can not come but they are seen, who may be resis ...read

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, ver. 11, and presseth it with a new forc ...read

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; he comes now to instance in the sever ...read

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 dis coursed of this grace under that notion, we proceed to the second ground or reason of the metaphor, taken from the other use of the soldier's girdle, wh ...read

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 metal it is to be made of, righteousn ...read

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 foot, and to be worn by him, so lon ...read

The Christian in Complete Armour - Part 11
      The Christian In Complete Armour Volume Two A Treatise of The Whole Armour of God "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. "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod ...read

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, contained in these words--'Whereby ye shal ...read

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 the fifth in the apostle's order. An ...read

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 of the Spirit.' The sword was ever ...read

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' (Eph. 6:18). We have at last set befor ...read

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). Having despatched the duty of prayer in general, we now come to give an account of the several branches in the exhortation; which together make up an excellent directory to the ...read

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 that which will be determined by the soluti ...read

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 apostle having laid out this duty ...read


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