Ephesians 6:10-18

  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. 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. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; KJV

       The whole armour of God


 Having your loins girt about with truth

 The breastplate of righteousness

 Your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace

 The shield of faith

 The helmet of salvation

 The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God

 Praying always for others


The armour of Self


Having your loins girt about with self-deception

The breastplate of self-righteousness

Your feet shod with the preparation to self-preservation

The basket of compromise

The helmet of my way

The sword of my thoughts and opinions

Selfish and Unthankful


Isaiah 55:6-9

      Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. KJV

What are the Lord’s thoughts and the Lord’s ways?


Mark 12:29-31

 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. KJV


Ephesians 6:13-14 …and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore,…