I’m told that many years ago, when the staff of a mental hospital wanted to evaluate patients for possible released, one of the tests they gave was to take a patient to a janitor’s closet. There the patient found the water running and overflowing the sink because the sink had been plugged up. The person was given a mop and told to clean up the mess. The staff wanted to see whether the patient would simply try to mop up the overflowing water, or deal with the root problem by turning off the spigot. The patient’s response told the staff whether this person was in touch with reality or not, and therefore was or was not ready to be released. Anyone who is in touch with reality knows that you can’t mop up a mess when the source of the mess has not been dealt with. What I have been trying to do is put you in touch with the reality of spiritual warfare. My purpose is that you won’t waste your time trying to mop up your circumstances, When God has given you all the spiritual authority you need to address the root cause of the circumstances. If you want to change the fruit, you must first address the root. In the language of our illustration, I want to help you quit simply mopping up the overflow. I want to show you how to turn off the spigot and start getting things cleaned up. Or to change the imagery, I want to help equip you with the weapons of your authority, The full armor of God. To do that, we are going to unfold ( Ephesians 6: 10-17, one of the foundational passages on spiritual warfare that we referred to and alluded to many times already. In exploring these great verses, I want to talk about the nature of your armor, and the names of the pieces of your armor. Tune in next sunday, and the following Sunday’s to learn about the pieces of this great armor.