THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD
“We cannot conquer the obstacles in our way by our own strength; yet we can give way to them; and if we do, it is our sin, and will be our sorrow. The apostles exhort us, to give all diligence, to resist the devil, to purge ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, to give ourselves to reading, meditation, and prayer; to watch, to put on the whole armour of God, and to abstain from all appearance of evil” John Newton (ref#322, p124).
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” (Eph 6:11 NIV).
Am I standing firm by allowing my salvation to protect my thought life? “[T]ake the helmet of salvation” (Eph 6:17 AMP).
Am I standing firm by believing the gospel? “[A]s shoes for your feet, put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace” (Eph 6:15 ESV).
Am I standing firm by knowing what the Bible says so I can use it to quiet Satan? “[T]ake the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God” (Eph 6:17 AMP).
Am I standing firm by knowing what the Truth is? “Stand firm having belted your waist with truth” (Eph 6:14 NASB).
Am I standing firm by living righteously so I can deny Satan’s accusations? “[P]ut on the breastplate of righteousness” (Eph 6:14 NASB).
Am I standing firm by walking in faith? “[U]se the shield of faith with which you can stop all the burning arrows of the Evil One” (Eph 6:16 NCV).
Am I standing firm by constantly praying? “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion” (Eph 6:18 NLT).