“Finally, become strong in the Lord and in the might of his strength. Put on the full armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil, because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Because of this, take up the full armor of God, in order that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. Stand therefore, girding your waist with truth, and putting on the breastplate of righteousness, and binding shoes under your feet with the preparation of the good news of peace, in everything taking up the shield of faith, with which you are able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one, and receive the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, with all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit, and to this end being alert with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints,”
Ephesians 6:10-18 LEB
1 - Prayer
“Stay awake and pray that you will not enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak!”
Or do you think that I cannot call upon my Father, and he would put at my disposal at once more than twelve legions of angels?”
Matthew 26:41, 53 LEB
“And he said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing except by prayer.””
Mark 9:29 LEB
Prayer heros: Elijah and Elisha
“The attendant of the man of God arose early and went out, and look, the army was surrounding the city with horses and chariots. His servant said to him, “Oh no, my master! What shall we do?” And he said, “Don’t be afraid, for more are with us than are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Yahweh, please open his eyes that he may see,” and Yahweh opened the eyes of the servant, and he saw, and look, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
2 Kings 6:15-17 LEB
2 - Praise
“For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unproductive. Therefore what should I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind. I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will also sing praise with my mind. For otherwise, if you praise in your spirit, how will the one who fills the place of the outsider say the “amen” at your thanksgiving, because he does not know what you are saying?”
1 Corinthians 14:14-16 LEB
“And it was the primary duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard with one voice, to praise and give thanks to Yahweh. And when a sound from the trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments of song was raised to Yahweh—for he is good, because his loyal love is everlasting—then the house, the house of Yahweh, was filled with a cloud.”
2 Chronicles 5:13 LEB
“And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed singers to Yahweh who were giving praise to the splendor of his holiness when they went out before the army. And they said, “Give thanks to Yahweh, for his loyal love is everlasting!” And when they began with singing and praise, Yahweh set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir who were coming against Judah. And they were defeated”
2 Chronicles 20:21-22 LEB
Praise hero: David
“I will sing forever of Yahweh’s acts of loyal love. From generation to generation I will make known your faithfulness with my mouth.
And so the heavens will praise your wonderful deed, O Yahweh, even your faithfulness, in the assembly of the holy ones. For who in the sky is equal to Yahweh? Who is like Yahweh among the sons of God, a God feared greatly in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all surrounding him? O Yahweh God of hosts, who is mighty like you, O Yah, with your faithfulness surrounding you?”
Psalms 89:1, 5-8 LEB
3 - Resistance
Ephesians 6:13 mentions resist.
“Therefore subject yourselves to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
James 4:7 LEB
“Be sober; be on the alert. Your adversary the devil walks around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, because you know the same kinds of sufferings are being accomplished by your community of believers in the world.”
1 Peter 5:8-9 LEB
And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of Yahweh; and Satan was standing on his right to accuse him.
But Yahweh said to Satan, “Yahweh rebukes you, O Satan! Yahweh who has chosen Jerusalem rebukes you! Is this not a stick snatched from the fire?”
And Joshua was clothed in filthy garments and was standing before the angel. And he answered and said to the ones standing before him, saying, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And he said to him, “See, I have taken away your guilt from you, and will clothe you with rich garments.”
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