Ephesians 6: 10-18 KJV “10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”
The armor of God. Don’t run headlong into battle without it on. Read it, reread it, and get it on you. It is time to pray – it is time to join the battle. All the various grace which our Heavenly Father provides for us include armor – protection. How he cares for us makes my heart swell.
I present to you a small handful of verses, below, to sharpen your sword. Study them, memorize them, be strengthened by them and mediate on them. I have no commentary with these. (Except to say Acts 26:18 makes a great prayer if you change a couple words and insert the name of your unsaved love ones.)
I often use many different versions of the bible in my posts (and I am not looking for a fight regarding which version is best). Today all the verses are in the King James Version. This is because I was in a Bible Quiz club as a youth and we had to memorize full books of the Bible in King James Version. I use it for my studying and reading because I am most familiar with it. Now that every version is available at our finger tips online – I often look up verses to see the different versions. When posting I copy one, usually without much rhyme or reason, other than many people feel the King James Version is difficult to understand. So if you find these difficult to understand or memorize, I have put the reference at the beginning so you can more easily copy the reference and look it up in any version you wish.
Thank you for reading ~ please enjoy these.
Mark 3:14-15 KJV “And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils”
Matthew 10:1 KJV “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”
Luke 10:19-21 KJV “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.”
Matthew 10:8 KJV “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”
Acts 26:18 KJV “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”
James 4:7 KJV “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Ephesians 4:27 KJV “Neither give place to the devil.”
Mark 16:17-20 KJV “17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.”