Loved One, be strengthened by the Lord and use His strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the Devil.
For your battle, Loved One, is not against people! It is against the rulers, the authorities, and the world powers of this darkness. In summary: against the spiritual forces of evil.
This is why you, Loved One, must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to daily resist being selfish, and having been completely prepared: to take your stand!
Therefore Loved One, with the truth like a belt around your waist, with righteousness like armor on your chest, and with your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace, go forward!
Loved One, always take with you the shield of confidence, and with it, you can block and extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Mainly though, take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.
Lastly Loved One, always pray as led by the Spirit, and stay alert in this with faith, confidence, and intercession for all God’s people.
Ephesians 6:10-18, NAPSV