The Armour of God

Ephesians 6: 10-17

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 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. In addition to all this, 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.

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  1. Jeremiah 51:10-28
    The LORD has brought about our vindication;
    Come and let us recount in Zion
    The work of the LORD our God!
    Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers!
    The LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes,
    Because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it;
    For it is the vengeance of the LORD, vengeance for His temple.
    Lift up a signal against the walls of Babylon;
    Post a strong guard,
    Station sentries,
    Place men in ambush!
    For the LORD has both purposed and performed
    What He spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
    O you who dwell by many waters,
    Abundant in treasures,
    Your end has come,
    The measure of your end.
    The LORD of hosts has sworn by Himself:
    “Surely I will fill you with a population like locusts,
    And they will cry out with shouts of victory over you.”
    It is He who made the earth by His power,
    Who established the world by His wisdom,
    And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.
    When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,
    And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth;
    He makes lightning for the rain
    And brings forth the wind from His storehouses.
    All mankind is stupid, devoid of knowledge;
    Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols,
    For his molten images are deceitful,
    And there is no breath in them.
    They are worthless, a work of mockery;
    In the time of their punishment they will perish.
    The portion of Jacob is not like these;
    For the Maker of all is He,
    And of the tribe of His inheritance;
    The LORD of hosts is His name.
    He says, “You are My war-club, My weapon of war;
    And with you I shatter nations,
    And with you I destroy kingdoms.
    “With you I shatter the horse and his rider,
    And with you I shatter the chariot and its rider,
    And with you I shatter man and woman,
    And with you I shatter old man and youth,
    And with you I shatter young man and virgin,
    And with you I shatter the shepherd and his flock,
    And with you I shatter the farmer and his team,
    And with you I shatter governors and prefects.
    But I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all their evil that they have done in Zion before your eyes,” declares the LORD.
    “Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain,
    Who destroys the whole earth,” declares the LORD,
    “And I will stretch out My hand against you,
    And roll you down from the crags,
    And I will make you a burnt out mountain.
    “They will not take from you even a stone for a corner
    Nor a stone for foundations,
    But you will be desolate forever,” declares the LORD.
    Lift up a signal in the land,
    Blow a trumpet among the nations!
    Consecrate the nations against her,
    Summon against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz;
    Appoint a marshal against her,
    Bring up the horses like bristly locusts.
    Consecrate the nations against her,
    The kings of the Medes,
    Their governors and all their prefects,
    And every land of their dominion.

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