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Armor of God

The Whole Armor of God
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere (Ephesians 6:10-18)

  • by United Church of God
The apostle Paul admonished members in one of the churches he started, "Do not quench the Spirit" (1 Thessalonians 5:19). He also urged the young evangelist Timothy: "Stir up [rekindle into flame] the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:6-7).
  • by United Church of God
In addition to identifying Satan's methods of deceiving people, God gives us specific guidance to counteract the devil and his influence.
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  • by Steve Myers

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  • by Kevin Greer
In a turbulent and troubled world, do we remember who our enemy really is?
  • by Lorelei Nettles
If you protect your mind with the power of God, Satan's subtle deceptions will have much less of a chance to tempt you to do evil.
  • by United Church of God
Remember that God gives us the protection we need to walk His path.
  • by Newton Baker
In Ephesians we read of the armor of God. It speaks of the various parts of the armor of a Roman soldier of the time of Paul, relating each piece to a necessary part of our defense against Satan and his influence. The only offensive weapon is the sword of truth. This is the weapon we use against the lies and deceits of Satan.
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  • by Don Hooser
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  • by Tom M Damour
The Bible describes Christians as soldiers. Like any other soldier, they must learn to survive the inevitable battle to fight another day. What are the weapons of a Christian soldier, and how does a soldier for Christ define victory?
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  • by Hector Earle
A good soldier knows many battles are always looming on the horizon, so he prepares to handle them one by one.