September 16-22, 2013

“I am constantly strengthened in the Lord and in the active efficacy of the might that is inherent in Him. I clothe myself with the full armor of God to the end that I will be able to hold my ground against the strategems of the devil, because my wrestling is not against blood and flesh, but against the principalities, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against spirit forces of perniciousness in the heavenly places.

On this account, I take to myself, at once and once for all, the complete armor of God in order that I may be able to resist in the day, the pernicious day, and having achieved all things, I stand.

I stand therefore, having girded my loins in the sphere of truth, and having clothed myself with the breastplate of righteousness, and having sandalled my feet with a firm foundation of the good news of peace; in addition to all these, taking to myself the shield of faith by means of which I will be able to quench ALL the fiery arrows of the pernicious one, and I take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God; through the instrumentality of my every prayer and supplication for my need, praying at every season by means of the Spirit, and maintaining a constant alertness in the same with every kind of unremitting care and supplication for myself and all the saints…”