1 | Paul ends his subject of warfare with ‘Finally, praying…’ The verb used is in present continuous form. Paul takes more time referring to prayer, more time looking at this than any one of the pieces of armour. ‘Praying,’ he says, ‘at all times.’
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Paul ends his subject of warfare with ‘Finally, praying…’ The verb used is in present continuous form.
The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. It’s not like the other defensive weapons which protect one particular part of you. It doesn’t defend your head or heart. Rather, as the only offensive weapon, it comes against the enemy himself.
I believe that the helmet of salvation refers to salvation in its fullest sense – eternal salvation, coming into the presence of God, being transformed into his likeness and being caught up in everlasting glory.
The apostle Paul doesn’t say, ‘Have faith in faith’. He says, ‘Fight the good fight of faith’. He’s referring to the kind of faith that counters the fiery arrows of the evil one. It protects you, defends you against fierce hostility.
There’s something strong about this footwork, this confidence, this assurance, this ability to move into a situation, bang your foot down and declare, ‘This is who we are.’