And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
11Put on God's whole armor, the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies, that you may be able successfully to stand up against all the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
12For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood contending only with physical opponents, but against the despotisms, against the powers, against the master spirits who are the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
13Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day of danger, and, having done all that the crisis demands, to stand firmly in your place.
14Stand therefore hold your ground, having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,
15And having shod your feet in preparation with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news of the Gospel of peace.
16Lift up over everyone the shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked one.
17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.