More On The Belt Of Truth
2 Kings 4:29 (NIV) Elisha said to Gehazi, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand and run..."
2 Sam 20:8 (NIV) ...Joab was wearing his military tunic, and strapped over it at his waist was a belt with a dagger in its sheath...
Truth and Honesty in the Church?
Jer 13:10 (NAS) "This wicked people, who refuse to listen to My words, who walk in the stubbornness of their hearts and have gone after other gods to serve them and to bow down to them, let them be just like this waistband which is totally worthless."
Eph 4:20-25 (NIV) You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbour, for we are all members of one body.
Eph 4:15-16,29-31 (NIV) Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work... Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
More on the Breastplate of Righteousness
Rom 8:10 (NIV) But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
1 Cor 1:30 (NIV) It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
Php 3:9 (NIV) ...and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.
1 John 2:1 (NIV) My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
More on the Feet
Ps 118:13-14 (NRS) I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.
Pr 4:26 (NRS) Keep straight the path of your feet, and all your ways will be sure.
More on the Mind of Yeshua
1 Cor 15:2 (NIV) By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
1 Cor 14:20 (NRS) Brothers and sisters, do not be children in your thinking...
More on the Sword of the Spirit
Rev 2:16 (NIV) [Jesus:] "Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth."
Rev 1:16 (NIV) In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
Rev 19:15 (NIV) Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron sceptre." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
More on the Shield of Faith
Ps 59:11 (GLT) ...O Jehovah, our shield.
Ps 84:11 (NAS) For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Gen 15:1 (NIV) ...The word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."
Clarke: "The fiery darts of the wicked, or devil, are evil thoughts, and strong injections [which] inflame the passions, and excite the soul to acts of transgression. While the faith is strong in Christ it acts as a shield to quench these. He who walks so as to feel the witness of God's Spirit that he is his child, has all evil thoughts in abhorrence; and, though they pass through his mind, they never fix in his passions. They are caught on this shield, blunted, and extinguished."Heb 10:23 (NRS) Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful.
1 Cor 15:26 (NAS) The last enemy that is to be overthrown is Death.
More on Being Strong in [the Grace of] the Lord
1 Tim 1:18-19 (Wey) This is the charge which I entrust to you... in accordance with the inspired instructions concerning you which were given me long ago, that being equipped with them as your armour, you may be continually fighting the good fight, holding fast to faith and a clear conscience, which some have cast aside and have made shipwreck of their faith.
Eph 1:16-20 (NIV) ...This is my prayer: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the all-glorious Father, will give to you spiritual wisdom and the insight to know more of him: that you may receive that inner illumination of the spirit which will make you realize how great is the hope to which he is calling you--the magnificence and splendour of the inheritance promised to Christians--and how tremendous is the power available to us who believe in God. That power is the same divine energy which was demonstrated in Christ when he raised him from the dead...
1 Cor 15:10 (NIV) But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
Ps 138:3 (NIV) When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stout-hearted.
Isa 35:3-4 (NIV) Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come..."
Other Battle Verses
2 Tim 2:4 (Wey) Every one who serves as a soldier keeps himself from becoming entangled in the world's business--so that he may satisfy the officer who enlisted him.
2 Tim 4:18 (NRS) The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and save me for his heavenly kingdom.
1 Pet 5:8 (NAS) Be of sober spirit, be on the alert...
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