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take up the complete suit of armor from God, so that you may be able to resist in the wicked day - (Ephesians 6:13)
Stand firm, therefore,
with the belt of truth fastened around your waist,
wearing the breastplate of righteousness,
and having your feet shod in readiness to declare the good news of peace.
Besides all of this, take up the large shield of faith,
with which you will be able to extinguish all the wicked one’s burning arrows.
Also, accept the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the spirit, that is, God’s word
- (Ephesians 6:14-17)

Belt of truth[]

Chest armor of righteousness[]

See also: David's Heart of Repentance

“For from inside, out of the heart of men, come injurious reasonings, sexual immorality, thefts, murders, acts of adultery, greed, acts of wickedness, deceit, brazen conduct, an envious eye, blasphemy, haughtiness, and unreasonableness. All these wicked things come from within and defile a man.” (Mark 7:21-23)

Offspring of vipers, how can you speak good things when you are wicked? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. - Jesus rebuking the Pharisees in their synagogue (Matthew 12:34)

The lamp of the body is your eye. When your eye is focused, your whole body is also bright; but when it is envious, your body is also dark. (Luke 11:34)

Above all the things that you guard, safeguard your heart, For out of it are the sources of life.

Put crooked speech away from you, And keep devious talk far away from you.

Your eyes should look straight ahead, Yes, fix your gaze straight ahead of you.

- Proverbs 4:23-25

Feet fitted, ready to declare the gospel of peace[]

Smooth out the course of your feet,
And all your ways will be sure.
Do not incline to the right or the left.
Turn your feet away from what is bad.
- Proverbs 4:26, 27

Shield of faith[]

Continue in the faith[]

Indeed, you who were once alienated and enemies because your minds were on the works that were wicked, he has now reconciled by means of that one’s fleshly body through his death, in order to present you holy and unblemished and open to no accusation before him—provided, of course, that you continue in the faith, established on the foundation and steadfast, not being shifted away from the hope of that good news that you heard and that was preached in all creation under heaven. Of this good news I, Paul, became a minister. - Colossians 1:21-23

Empty philosophies and traditions[]

Colossians 2:6-12

[6] Therefore, just as you have accepted Christ Jesus the Lord, go on walking in union with him, [7] being rooted and built up in him and being stabilized in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with thanksgiving.

[8] Look out that no one takes you captive by means of the philosophy and empty deception according to human tradition, according to the elementary things of the world and not according to Christ; [9] because it is in him that all the fullness of the divine quality dwells bodily. [10] So you have acquired a fullness by means of him, the one who is the head of all government and authority.

[11] By your relationship with him, you were also circumcised with a circumcision performed without hands by stripping off the fleshly body, by the circumcision that belongs to the Christ. [12] For you were buried with him in his baptism, and by your relationship with him you were also raised up together through your faith in the powerful work of God, who raised him up from the dead.

Helmet of salvation[]

The head, to the one through whom the whole body is supplied
And harmoniously joined together by means of its joints and ligaments
And made to grow with the growth that is from God.
- Colossians 2:18,19

Christian mind[]

Colossians 3:1-11

[1] If, however, you were raised up with the Christ, go on seeking the things above, where the Christ is seated at the right hand of God. [2] Keep your minds fixed on the things above, not on the things on the earth. [3] For you died, and your life has been hidden with the Christ in union with God. [4] When the Christ, our life, is made manifest, then you also will be made manifest with him in glory.

Deaden, therefore, your body members that are on the earth as respects sexual immorality, uncleanness, uncontrolled sexual passion, hurtful desire, and greediness, which is idolatry. [6] On account of those things the wrath of God is coming. [7] That is how you too used to conduct yourselves in your former way of life. [8] But now you must put them all away from you: wrath, anger, badness, abusive speech, and obscene talk out of your mouth. [9] Do not lie to one another. Strip off the old personality with its practices, [10] and clothe yourselves with the new personality, which through accurate knowledge is being made new according to the image of the One who created it, [11] where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, foreigner, Scyth′i·an, slave, or freeman; but Christ is all things and in all.

[12] Accordingly, as God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with the tender affections of compassion, kindness, humility, mildness, and patience. [13] Continue putting up with one another and forgiving one another freely even if anyone has a cause for complaint against another. Just as Jehovah freely forgave you, you must also do the same. [14] But besides all these things, clothe yourselves with love, for it is a perfect bond of union.

Fleshly frame of mind[]

Let no man deprive you of the prize who takes delight in a false humility and a form of worship of the angels, “taking his stand on” the things he has seen. He is actually puffed up without proper cause by his fleshly frame of mind, and he is not holding fast to the head, to the one through whom the whole body is supplied and harmoniously joined together by means of its joints and ligaments and made to grow with the growth that is from God. - Colossians 2:18,19

Sword of the spirit[]

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