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Eph 6:16-17

clark thompson

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Ephesians 6:16-17

KJV 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

YLT 16 above all, having taken up the shield of the faith, in which ye shall be able all the fiery darts of the evil one to quench, 17 and the helmet of the salvation receive, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the saying of God,

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16 Our protection is our Lord but our faith in Him, the promises of God will protect us against both the lies of this world and satan. The wicked here is both a reference to those who are turned against the Lord and to the devil as well. If we walk as God leads us then we will be attacked but we should stay true in the faith and keep walking after Jesus.

17 Salvation is what makes it all start; if we haven’t been saved then we don’t have any of the armor. Helmets were always worn in battle, we see today even football players where helmets for protection and also motorcyclists for head protection because blows to the head can be fatal. Without salvation we don’t have true life. The one weapon we have is the word. Warriors would train with swords for years before being ready for battle. How much do we study our word, if we aren’t studying and don’t know our sword like we should then we are not ready for battle as we should be.