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The word of God is alive and
active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to
where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It
judges the desires and thoughts of the heart.
Finally, build up your
strength in union with the Lord and by means of his mighty power. Put on all
the armor that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against
the Devil's evil tricks. For we are not fighting against human beings but
against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers,
authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age. So put on God's armor now!
Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy's
attacks; and after fighting to the end, you will still hold your ground. So
stand ready, with truth as a belt tight around your waist, with
righteousness as your breastplate, and as your shoes the readiness to
announce the Good News of peace. At all times carry faith as a shield; for
with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the Evil
One. And accept salvation as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword
which the Spirit gives you. Do all this in prayer, asking for God's help.
Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and
never give up; pray always for all God's people.