(From: EPHESIANS #8 - 6:10-24)
K. 6:10-20 GOD’S ARMOR: A NECESSITY FOR SPIRITUAL WARFARE
a. 6:10 For the rest, be strong in theLord, and in the might of his :strength.
Tou loiPOU, en-du-naMOUSthe  en KuRIo, kai en toKRAtei  tes isCHUos  auTOU.
b. 6:11 THE DEVIL: WITHSTAND BY GOD’S ARMOR
enDUsas-the  ten pa-noPLIan  tou TheOU,
Put on the whole armor of :God,
pros to DUnas-thai huMAS STEnai  pros tas me-thoDIas  tou di-aBOlou.
that you be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
c. 6:12 OUR WARFARE: AGAINST SATAN’S FORCES
HOti ouk EStin heMIN hePAle pros HAIma  kai SARka,
For our :wrestling is not against blood and flesh,
alLA pros tas arCHAS , pros tas e-xouSIas ,
but against the principalities, against the authorities,
pros tous kos-moKRAto-ras  tou SKOtous  TOUtou,
against the world-rulers of this :darkness,
pros ta pneu-ma-tiKA tes po-neRIas  en tois e-pou-raNIois .
against the spirituals of the wickedness in the heavenlies.
d. 6:13 GOD’S ARMOR: ENABLES US TO STAND
diA TOUto a-naLAbe-te  ten pa-noPLIan  tou TheOU,
Wherefore take up the whole armor of :God,
HIna du-neTHEte an-tisTEnai  en teheMEra tepo-neRA,
that you be able to withstand in the evil :day,
kai, HApan-ta ka-ter-gaSAme-noi , STEnai .
and, having done all thoroughly, to stand.
e. 6:14-16 STAND THROUGH USING GOD’S DEFENSIVE ARMOR
STEte oun, pe-ri-zoSAme-noi  ten osPHUN  huMON en a-leTHEIa,
Stand therefore, having girded your :loin with truth,
kai en-duSAme-noi  ton THOra-ka tes di-kai-oSUnes ,
and put on the breastplate of :righteousness,
kai hu-po-deSAme-noi tous POdas en he-toi-maSIa  tou eu-ag-geLIou tes eiREnes;
15 and shod your:feet with preparation of the gospel of :peace;
en PAsin a-na-laBONtes  ton thu-reON tes PISte-os,
16 in all thingstaking up the shield of the faith,
en hoduNEses-the PANta ta BEle tou po-neROU ta pe-pu-roMEna  SBEsai .
wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery :darts of the evil one.
f. 6:17-20 PRESS THE BATTLE THRUGH GOD’S OFFENSIVE ARMOR
kai ten pe-ri-ke-phaLAIan  tou so-teRIou  DExas-the,
And receive the helmet of :salvation,
kai ten MAchai-ran  tou PNEUma-tos, HO es-tin 'REma  TheOU:
and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word:
diA PAses pro-seuCHES  kai deEse-os 
18with all prayer and supplication
pro-seuCHOme-noi  en panTI kaiRO en PNEUma-ti,
praying at every season in theSpirit,
kai eis auTO a-grupNOUNtes  en PAsepros-kar-teREsei 
and watching thereunto in all perseverance
kai deEsei  peRI PANton ton haGIon , kai huPER eMOU, HIna moi doTHELOgos
and supplication for all the saints, 19and on my behalf, that utterance be given me
en aNOIxei  tou STOmaTOS mou en par-reSIa  gnoRIsai  to musTEri-ontou eu-ag-geLIou,
in opening my :mouth with boldness to make known the mystery of the gospel,
huPER hou presBEUo en haLUsei ; HIna en auTOpar-re-siAso-mai , hos DEI me laLEsai.
20for which I am an ambassador in a chain; that in it I may be bold, as I ought to speak.
L. 6:21-22 PAUL’S CONCERN: STATE OF MIND OF OTHERS
HIna de eiDEte kai huMEIS ta kat’ eME, ti PRASso,
But that you also may know my :affairs, how I do,
PANta gnoRIsei  huMIN, Tu-chiKOS,
Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord,
ho a-ga-peTOS a-del-PHOS kai piSTOS diAko-nos  en KuRIo:
shall make known to you all things:
hon Epem-psa pros huMAS eis auTO TOUto,
22whom I have sent unto you for this very purpose,
HIna GNOte ta peRI heMON, kai pa-ra-kaLEse tas karDIas huMON.
that you may know :our state, and that he comfort your :hearts.
M. 6:23-24 APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION
a. 6:23 Peace to the brothers, and love with faith, from God theFather and theLord Jesus Christ.
EiREnetois a-delPHOIS, kai aGApemeTA PIste-os, aPO TheOU paTROS kai KuRIou IeSOU ChrisTOU.
b. 6:24 The grace bewith all that love our :Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption.
HeCHAris meTA PANton ton a-gaPONtov ton KUri-on heMON IeSOUN ChrisTON en aph-tharSIa.
NOTE: This closing passage of Ephesians has been used by young and old alike. Some parents often use it as part of their morning devotions, and have their children go through a “show and tell” as they put on their armor. I shared in devotions with a family on one occasion in Northern Alberta who practiced this, and afterwards one little boy looked accusingly at me and said, “You didn’t put on your armor!”
One of the most helpful books on this, “The Shield of God’s Protection” was recently written by Mike Servello. He talks about God’s 7-fold Shield and His 7-fold Hedge, and how the 7-fold Armor of God is an important part of this strategy.
And note – the armor is not in the Greek text pointing to an individual usage (though the application for this is legitimate) – but is for God’s corporate soldier!
Do a “Google Search” for Mike’s book, and by all means avail yourself of this valuable and practical help. My wife Marie has encouraged scores of people to do so, and resultant testimonies have been most gratifying.
And because the book of Ephesians has been set forth by the Holy Spirit through Paul as the highest revelation of Church Truth – we should not think that this armor is just for some. The most mature of saints need to avail themselves of it also! And Intercessory Prayer Groups should put on this armor by faith in a corporate sense. J.A.W.