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Lesson 13: A Church Is a Spiritual Body (Ephesians)

The Church Is To Be a Good Soldier of Jesus Christ: The Soldier’s Enemy – Ephesians 6.10-12
(16 questions with answers following)
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Added on April 13, 2017

Answers at the end, following the questions
Those who disagree with anything please see the note at the end. Reasoned dialogue is encouraged and any Bible or fact based comments, if made in a Christian manner in an attempt to get to the truth will be considered.

These are open book quizzes. Refer to your Bible for answers.

Ephesians 6:10-12: “10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

  1. To this point in Ephesians 6, we have seen the soldier’s basic training which takes place in the _______. We have seen that God also had something to say to him when he goes into the ________ either as employee or employer. Of course, we are looking at the believer who is to fight for the h_____, for s_________, and for the c_______ as a soldier for Christ. Now, in verses 10-12, we learn of the soldier’s _________.
  2. The believer is in a battle which is fought along s_________ lines using s_________ weapons. Remember, we are seated in the h___________ but we are living in the w________. If a believer is not living a life that pleases Christ, he is wasting his time studying his B______ and going to c________. In fact, he is doing the cause of Christ more _______ than _______ if his teaching is exalted but his l_______ is low.
  3. The devil wants to destroy the witness of
    _
    a. skid row, the nightclub, the underworld and the mafia
    b. the believer
    c. the church
    d both b and c
  4. The spiritual soldier for Christ, to please God, must

    a. obey God as to method
    b. obey God as to weaponry
    c. walk in the spirit
    d. all of the above
    e. none of the above
  5. Sometimes, the most dangerous place to be is (explain your answer)

    a. in church
    b. in the nightclub
    c. in a casino
    d. none of the above
  6. The believer is instructed: “[B]e strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the _________ armour of _____, that ye may be able to stand against the ________ of the _________. For we wrestle not against ________ and ________, but against ____________________, against __________, against the rulers of _______________ in this world, against _____________ ______________ in _______ places (Ep. 6.10-12).”
  7. The believer needs spiritual power because the enemy is s_____________ and the warfare is s_____________.
  8. The flesh of the believer is not the ________ to be fought. The way of __________ over the flesh is outlined in Romans 6.
  9. Only God’s armor can withstand the strategy and onslaught of S________ who has all kinds of w________, spiritual missiles. The believer’s enemy is not f_________ and ________ and he is not to fight other m______. The ________ is the enemy of every man. The way to victory over the devil is:
    _
    a. to obey the commands
    b. to “put on the whole armour of God”
    c. “to stand”
    d. none of the above
    e. all of the above
  10. We now live in a demonic world. Demonism is a popular ____________. There are many churches of S________. Strange things are happening in many of these weird, way-out groups. People are being ensnared and led into all kinds of d________. Evil s______________ forces are working against b____________, G____, C_______, and ch________ who seek to honor God. _________, as recorded in the book of Daniel, had been praying and did not get an answer. __________ had been in conflict with a demon and had to go back for reinforcement. There was a _____________ battle going on, and we have one today. See Daniel 10.2-13.
  11. Principalities are:

    a. demons who seek to mislead silly women
    b. demons with oversight of nations
    c. both of the above
    d. neither of the above
  12. Powers are

    a. demons who want to possess human beings
    b. demons who want to lead the church of Satan
    c. both of the above
    d. neither of the above
  13. The rulers of the darkness of this world are:

    a. demons who have charge of cities
    b. demons who have charge of nations
    c. demons who have charge of Satan’s worldly business
    d. all of the above
  14. Spiritual wickedness in high places are

    a. the demons who reign in the celestial kingdom
    b. the demons in the heavenlies who have charge of religion
    c. both of the above
    d. neither of the above
  15. The heartbreak, the heartache, the suffering, and the tragedies of life are the other problems that are in the world today are the cause of ________. ________ heads up the demonic forces.
  16. As to the spiritual warfare that God calls churches and believers to fight, many have lost sight of

    a. the fact that they are to build bigger buildings.
    b. the fact that they are to build up people in the Word of God.
    c. the fact that they are called to fight a spiritual battle.
    d. the principle that they are to cooperate in a spirit of love and get rid of the spirit of criticism, bitterness, and hatred so that the Spirit can work.
    e. a-c
    f. b-d

Answers

  1. To this point in Ephesians 6, we have seen the soldier’s basis training which takes place in the home. The God had something to say to him when he goes into the world either as employee or employer. Of course, we are looking at the believer who is to fight for the home, for society, and for the church as a soldier for Christ. Now, in verses 10-12, we learn of the soldier’s enemy.
  2. The believer is in a battle which is fought along spiritual lines using spiritual weapons. Remember, we are seated in the heavenlies but we are living in the world. If a believer is not living a life that pleases Christ, he is wasting his time studying his Bible and going to church. In fact, he may be doing the cause of Christ more harm than good if his teaching is exalted but his living is low.
  3. d
  4. d
  5. The devil is in the church. The devil was in the upper room with Jesus. The devil entered into Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus. The devil is a deceiver who comes to us as an angel of light. 2 Co. 11:14-15 “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” The devil does not say, “I’m the devil. I’m here to take you in and fool you.” He will use every possible way to deceive you. If you are in an apostate church, the devil will say, “Remember, grandpa had a pew in the church and that window over there is named for grandma. You can’t afford to leave this church because you have so much invested here.” The word of God says, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (2 Co. 6:17)”
  6. The believer is instructed: “[B]e 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 devi For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness in this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ep. 6.10-12).”
  7. The believer needs spiritual power because the enemy is spiritual and the warfare is spiritual.
  8. The flesh of the believer is not the enemy to be fought. The way of victory over the flesh is outlined in Romans 6.
  9. Only God’s armor can withstand the strategy and onslaught of Satan who has all kinds of weapons, spiritual missiles. The believer’s enemy is not flesh and blood and he is not to fight other men. The devil is the enemy of every man. The way to victory over the devil is
    _
    e (See Ep. 6.11, 13, 14)
  10. We now live in a demonic world. Demonism is a popular subject (other correct answers such as “pastime, religion, etc. are also correct). There are many churches of Satan. Strange things are happening in many of these weird, way-out groups. People are being ensnared and led into all kinds of demonism. Evil spiritual forces are working against believers, God, Christ, and churches who seek to honor God. Daniel, as recorded in the book of Daniel, had been praying and did not get an answer. Daniel had been in conflict with a demon and had to go back for reinforcement. There was a spiritual battle going on, and we have one today. See Daniel 10.2-13.
  11. b
  12. a
  13. d
  14. b
  15. The heartbreak, the heartache, the suffering, and the tragedies of life are the other problems that are in the world today are the cause of Satan. Satan heads up the demonic forces.
  16. f

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