3.04.2017

Suit up - for offense and defense!

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6

"The enemy will not see you vanish into God's company without an effort to reclaim you."
- C.S. Lewis

"We look upon the enemy of our souls as a conquered foe, so he is, but only to God, not to us."
- Oswald Chambers

"The devil is nimble; he can run apace; he is light of foot; he hath overtaken many. They that would have heaven must run for it." - John Bunyan

"I know well that when Christ is nearest, Satan also is busiest." - Robert Murray McCheyne

"Satan can make men dance upon the brink of hell as though they were on the verge of heaven."
- Charles Spurgeon

"There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counter-claimed by Satan." - C.S. Lewis

"As the most dangerous winds may enter at little openings, so the devil never enters more dangerously than by little unobserved incidents, which seem to be nothing, yet insensibly open the heart to great temptations." - John Wesley

"Should anyone allow his head to cease thinking, searching, and deciding and to no longer check his experience and action against the Bible, he is practically inviting Satan to invade his mind and deceive him." - Watchman Nee

"When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy." - Corrie Ten Boom

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil 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 firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. Ephesians 6:10-18

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