be strengthened by the Lord and by His strength.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the Devil.
For your battle,
is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, the authorities,
the world powers of this darkness. In summary: against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
This is why you,
must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to daily resist evil, and having
been completely prepared: to take your stand!
with the truth like a belt around your waist, with righteousness like armor on your chest,
and with your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.
always take with you the shield of faith, and with it you can block and extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Mainly though, take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.
always pray as led by the Spirit, and stay alert in this
with faith, confidence and intercession for all God's people.
(based on Ephesians 6:10-18)