___What should you do when people try to tell you something is good
when you know its bad? . . . or when times are rough? . . . or when you
are tempted? You put on your spiritual weapons--the armor of God
which helps you fight against evil in this world.
___Use (1) "the sword of the Spirit" (the Bible) and (2) "the belt of
truth" to tell people the truth (what God’s word says about something).
Use your (3) "breastplate of righteousness" (goodness) and your (4)
"shield of faith" (belief in God) to help protect you like armor, from the
temptation to sin. Be prepared to give gentle, but firm answers from (5)
"the gospel of peace" to help protect yourself and to help others learn
the right things to do. Lastly, always remember that you are a child of
God who wears the (6) "helmet of salvation"--your promise of heaven!
Eph 6:14-18 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with
the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the
readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. . . take up the shield of faith, with
which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of
salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
2 Cor 10:3-4 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world
does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the
contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
Put on the full armor of God so
that you can take your stand
against the devil's schemes.
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