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Understanding and Using Armor

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.1 Put on the full armor of God2 so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.3 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,4 but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world5 and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.6 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil7 comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm8 then, with the belt of truth9 buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness10 in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.11 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,12 with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.13 Take the helmet of salvation14 and the sword of the Spirit,15 which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayer…


1. a stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or for worse, is determined; turning point. 2. a condition of instability or danger, as in social, economic, political, or international affairs, leading to a decisive change. 3. a dramatic emotional or circumstantialupheaval in a person's life. 4. Medicine/Medical. the point in the course of a serious disease at which a decisive change occurs, leading either to recovery or to death. the change itself.
5. the point in a play or story at which hostile elements are most tensely opposed to each other. From
Word Origin and History for crisis early 15c., from Latinized form of Greek krisis "turning point in a disease" (used as such by Hippocrates and Galen), literally "judgment, result of a trial, selection," from krinein "to separate, decide, judge," from PIE root krei- "to sieve, discriminate, distinguish" (c…