Ephesians 6:10-13 - Christian Armor; Introduction and Overview.

Ephesians 6:10-13: Christian Armor; Introduction and Overview.

Ephesians 6:10-13 (NKJV) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the 
Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, 
that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we 
do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, 
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against 
spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up 
the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the 
evil day, and having done all, to stand. 

Ephesians 6:10-13 (NLT2) A final word: Be strong in the Lord and 
in his mighty power. Put on all of Gods 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 Gods 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.  

Ephesians 6:10-13 (AMP) In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be 
empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that 
strength which His boundless might provides]. Put on God's whole armor 
[the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may 
be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and 
the deceits of the devil. For we are not wrestling with flesh and 
blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the 
despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the 
world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of 
wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. Therefore put on God's 
complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on 
the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], 
to stand [firmly in your place].  

Ephesians 6:10-13 (CWR) Finally, be strong in the Lord and stand 
in the power of His might. Put on every piece of spiritual armor 
the Lord has given you so you can stand your ground against the 
devil's schemes. We're not dealing with an enemy here on earth that we 
can see or get our hands on, but with the darkness of spiritual 
beings who were once in heaven and are now using their authority and 
power to try to rule the world. That's why you must put on the whole 
armor of God and stand, not giving an inch of ground so when the 
fighting is over, you'll still be standing.  

Ephesians 6:10-13 (TLB) Last of all I want to remind you that 
your strength must come from the Lords mighty power within you. 
Put on all of Gods armor so that you will be able to stand safe 
against all strategies and tricks of Satan. For we are not fighting 
against people made of flesh and blood, but against persons without 
bodies"the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings and 
great evil princes of darkness who rule this world; and against huge 
numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world. So use every piece of 
Gods armor to resist the enemy whenever he attacks, and when it is 
all over, you will still be standing up.  

Ephesians 6:10-13 (MSG) And that about wraps it up. God is 
strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set 
out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them 
to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil 
throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk 
away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a 
life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. Be 
prepared. You're up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take 
all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when 
it's all over but the shouting you'll still be on your feet.  


   Not long ago, we were in Boston. We had only a day, but we 
were determined to see some of the sights before we left. Wow, what 
history! We saw the place where the Declaration of Independence was first 
read and the decision was made to fight for our country's freedom. We 
saw where Paul Revere began his famous ride. We saw the USS 
Constitution, aptly named "Old Ironsides."  
   The United States won the battle for freedom, but there is 
another battle being waged against our hearts, minds, and souls. The 
enemy would like us to believe that we can't win; the odds against us 
are too great. But the truth is that we can't lose. Jesus has 
already fought the battle for our freedom from sin and won! 
   Now we must make his victory a reality in our own lives. We 
do that by signing a Declaration of Dependence - dependence on God, 
that is. We will then be free to live the lives he intended for us. 
   Father God, thank you for the many brothers and sisters who 
stand alongside me as I declare my dependence on you and strive to 
grasp my freedom in Christ. In Jesus' name, Amen. [Celebrate Recovery 
Daily Devotional by John & Johnny Baker] 


Ephesians 6:10-20: The Whole Armor of God. [Remnant SOP SB]


   There exists a world outside of our own - a world we cannot 
see, a spirit world where real battles are fought. When you became a 
Christian, you took a side against evil in this cosmic struggle - and you 
became a part of it.  
   The battle is not against enemies of flesh and blood. 
Instead, we battle the demons over whom Satan has control, the fallen 
angels who joined Satan in his rebellion and thus became perverted and 
evil. These are real and powerful beings, not mere fantasies, and 
believers must not underestimate them. What are their tactics? Demons can 
at times cause physical, psychological, and emotional turmoil. More 
often they seek ways to keep nonbelievers in unbelief and render 
believers ineffective through moral failings.  
   God does not leave us without protection and weapons, 
however. With this host of spiritual forces arrayed against us, we need 
God's full armor. Our enemy is powerful, but he is also a defeated 
foe. As you prepare to engage him in spiritual warfare, don't be 
intimidated by his influence. Use the full armor of God and stand together 
with other believers. [The One Year Bible for New Believers re 

We must depend on God's strength to defend against the attacks 
of Satan and his army. God has provided us with his power by 
filling us with his Holy Spirit. It is his Spirit that cloaks us with 
protection: the belt of truth, the body armor of righteousness, the shoes of 
the Good News, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the 
sword of the Spirit - God's Word. And as we fight spiritual battles, 
we must constantly rely on God's Spirit to guide us. And you don't 
have to fight alone. God's army - the church - is filled with God's 
Spirit as well, uniting us together against the mighty powers in 
this dark world.[One Year NLT SB re Eph. 6:10-17] 

The armor is Christ himself. Putting on the armor is equivalent 
to putting on Christ. The power of Christ is sufficient to stand 
against all evil and temptation that a believer will encounter [New 
Bible Companion] 


   If you are a Christian, you are engaged in a spiritual battle 
of universal proportions. Evil, dangerous, and sinister forces are 
seeking to destroy you, your family, and your church. Your very soul is 
in a conflict against the forces of evil. As frightening as the 
powers of darkness may appear, though, you serve an unimaginably 
powerful God, and the victory is His.  
   Despite that glorious and certain truth, some Christians live 
in constant fear, intimidated by Satan and his forces, and thinking 
too much about the enemy. Spiritual warfare is a reality, but we 
should not live in fear because God has provided us with armor that can 
protect us from any blow we might receive.  
   This divine protection and power should enable us to live 
each day with courage and in peace. As God's people, we are fully 
equipped to overcome sin when it enters the church and to stand strong 
when the world opposes us. God has made provision for any and every 
circumstance we may face. So "be strong in the Lord" and live with confidence 
in Him. Expect God to give you victory as you do baffle with the 
armor He provides. [Being Still With God Every Day by Henry Blackaby] 

   I was looking at pictures of our brothers and sisters 
fighting a war in the Middle East, and I noticed they had one thing in 
common: even though temperatures can get up to 120 degrees, they all had 
on full body armor, in addition to helmets, boots, bulletproof 
vests, goggles, gloves, weapons, and backpacks. They knew they couldn't 
ask for a time-out in the middle of the battle to prepare. They had 
to be ready at all times.  
   The same is true for us as we fight against our enemy, the 
devil. He waits for just the right moment to take us out. We can't wait 
until we are under attack to put on our armor. We must be armored up 
and ready at all times to take a stand against the enemy. 
   God has given us all we need to deal decisively with the 
enemy of our souls. When we are ready and listening for God's voice, 
we will always have the upper hand. Once again, the best defense is 
a good offense. 
   Father, I want to learn how to wear my spiritual armor 
properly. Show me as I put on each piece in preparation for what you've 
called me to do. In Jesus' name, Amen. [Celebrate Recovery Daily 
Devotional by John & Johnny Baker] 

   The Devil was created as a wise and morally perfect being 
(then known as Lucifer) who aspired to take over the throne of God and 
thus usurp the position of his Creator. Once that happened, Lucifer 
was expelled from heaven, together with the other angels who had 
sensed and shared his rebellious attitude. This is the fall from heaven 
that Jesus told His disciples He had witnessed.  
   Since his fall from heaven, Satan, apparently losing little 
of his administrative skill, has marshaled these fallen angels (now 
known as demons) into a hostile force to work against God and His 
creation. We do not know just how many angels fell with Satan, but 
doubtless it must have been a colossal number. When Jesus once asked a 
demoniac: "What is your name?" (Lk 8:30), the demons answered: "Legion." 
If they were telling the truth, the man was controlled by 
thousands of demons. A Roman legion contained six thousand men!  
   It is little wonder, then, that the Apostle Paul warned the 
Ephesians that they were involved in a tremendous spiritual conflict: "For 
our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, 
against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, 
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens" (Eph 6:12).  
   One of America's founding fathers said: "If men will not be 
governed by God, then they will be ruled by tyrants." How sad that people 
actually choose to be governed by Satan rather than by God.  
   O God my Father, I am so thankful that I have left the 
tyranny and rule of Satan to come under the sway of Your eternal and 
everlasting kingdom. May I come more and more under its sway hour by hour 
and day by day. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. [Every Day With Jesus 
Bible with Selwyn Hughes devotional re Jude 6] 


   Demonstrate your trust in Me by sitting quietly in My 
Presence. Put aside all that is waiting to be done, and refuse to worry 
about anything. This sacred time together strengthens you and prepares 
you to face whatever the day will bring. By waiting with Me before 
you begin the day's activities, you proclaim the reality of My 
living Presence. This act of faith - waiting before working - is noted 
in the spirit world, where your demonstration of trust weakens 
principalities and powers of darkness.  
   The most effective way to resist evil is to draw near Me. 
When you need to take action, I will guide you clearly through My 
Spirit and My Word. The world is so complex and overstimulating that 
you can easily lose your sense of direction. Doing countless 
unnecessary activities will dissipate your energy. When you spend time with 
Me, I restore your sense of direction. As you look to Me for 
guidance, I enable you to do less but accomplish more. (Luke 12:22-26; 
Ephesians 6:12 NKJV; Proverbs 16:3) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

Do everything in dependence on Me. The desire to act 
independently - apart from Me springs from the root of pride. Self-sufficiency 
is subtle, insinuating its way into your thoughts and actions 
without your realizing it. But apart from Me, you can do nothing: that 
is, nothing of eternal value. My deepest desire for you is that you 
learn to depend on Me in every situation. I move heaven and earth to 
accomplish this purpose, but you must collaborate with Me in this training. 
Teaching you would be simple if I negated your free will or overwhelmed 
you with My Power. However, I love you too much to withdraw the 
godlike privilege I bestowed on you as My image-bearer. Use your freedom 
wisely by relying on Me constantly. Thus you enjoy My Presence and My 
Peace. (John 15:5; Ephesians 6:10; Genesis 1: 26-27) [Jesus Calling by 
Sarah Young] 

   Do not be surprised by the fiery attacks on your mind. When 
you struggle to find Me and to live in My Peace, don't let 
discouragement set in. You are engaged in massive warfare, spiritually 
speaking. The evil one abhors your closeness to Me, and his demonic 
underlings are determined to destroy our intimacy. When you find yourself 
in the thick of battle, call upon My Name: "Jesus, help me!" At 
that instant, the battle becomes Mine; your role is simply to trust 
Me as I fight for you.  
   My Name, properly used, has unlimited Power to bless and 
protect. At the end of time, every knee will bow (in heaven, on earth, 
and under the earth) when My Name is proclaimed. People who have 
used "Jesus" as a shoddy swear word will fall down in terror on that 
awesome day. But all those who have drawn near Me through trustingly 
uttering My Name will be filled with inexpressible and glorious Joy. This 
is your great hope, as you await My return. (Eph. 6:12; Phi. 2:9, 
10; 1Pe. 1:8, 9) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 


Ephesians 6:14a: Christian Armor " Truth: 

Ephesians 6:14b: Christian Armor " Righteousness: 

Ephesians 6:15: Christian Armor " Peace: 

Ephesians 6:16: Christian Armor " Faith: 

Ephesians 6:17a: Christian Armor " Salvation: 

Ephesians 6:17b: Christian Armor - The Word of God: 

Ephesians 6:18: Pray in the Spirit: 


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