"Be strong in the Lord
and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of
God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles
of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts
of wickedness in the heavenly places.
"Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you
may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having
done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having
girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate
of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the
preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the
shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all
the fiery darts of the wicked one.
"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all
prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to
this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the
cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. Acts 4:19
"If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things
which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set
your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and
your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life
appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory."
"Beware lest any man
spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the
tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the
world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is
not in him." 1 John 2:15
"...greater is he that is
in you, than he that is in the world."
1 John 4:4
"Marvel not, my brethren,
if the world hate you."
1 John 3:13
"And you shall be
hated of all men for my name's sake."
If anyone desires to come after Me,
deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to
save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find
to him, 'Follow Me.' So he arose and followed Him."
"My sheep hear My voice,
and I know them, and they follow Me."
"If anyone loves Me, he
will keep My word...."
yourselves this day whom you will serve.... But as for me
and my house, we will serve the Lord.' So the people
answered and said: 'Far be it from us that we should forsake
the Lord to serve other gods....'"
'Come out from among
them and be separate,' says
the Lord. 'Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
"Do not fear any of those
things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is
about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be
tested.... Be faithful until death, and I will give you the
crown of life."
"...in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as
always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body,
whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ,
and to die is gain."
"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you
completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved
blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is
faithful, Who also will do it."
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
"God forbid that I should
glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom
the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world."