with a sword and a shield

with a sword and a shield

Ephesians 6 

Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Fight against Evil

10 Finally, let the mighty strength of the Lord make you strong. 

11 Put on all the armor that God gives, so you can defend yourself against the devil’s tricks. 

12 We are not fighting against humans. We are fighting against forces and authorities and against rulers of darkness and powers in the spiritual world. 

13 So put on all the armor that God gives. Then when that evil day comes, you will be able to defend yourself. And when the battle is over, you will still be standing firm.

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14 Be ready! Let the truth be like a belt around your waist, and let God’s justice protect you like armor

15 Your desire to tell the good news about peace should be like shoes on your feet. 

16 Let your faith be like a shield, and you will be able to stop all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 

17 Let God’s saving power be like a helmet, and for a sword use God’s message that comes from the Spirit.

the foe is within us, quote John Cassian
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Other quotes by John Cassian 

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