Ephesians : Historical Background For Passage

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Historical Background for Passage
Originally named Ephesians. It was not necessarily written to the believers in the city of Ephesus. Written in 62 A.D. Apostle Paul explains the identity of the newcomers in Christ both Jews and Gentiles having been brought together into one body with Jesus Christ at the head. The Apostle Paul spent two years here in Ephesus and wrote this letter to address the people he never met.

In this letter, Apostle Paul preaches to the people that in order to remain a true follower of Christ that must give up their former way of living and practice purity and integrity in their daily lives. Paul also cautions his followers that they are entering a “spiritual warfare”. Every day that they walk and talk and stand for Christ, the devil is trying to attack and destroy them. So he explained to the newcomers of Christ that they must arm themselves with all the resources that God has provided:
So stand firm. Put the belt of truth around your waist.
The Belt of Truth: The soldier’s belt holds all of his weapons and armor together. For believer’s in Christ, the truth holds our spiritual armor together. Satan hates the truth because it shows him for what he is, not Christ like. The Bible calls Satan the Father of lies (NIV. John 8:44). In (NIV. John 14:6), Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” So that automatically makes Satan the opposite, a lie.
Put on the breastplate of righteousness. In a suit of armor, the…
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