HOW OUR LEADERS SHOULD TREAT US
“And, masters [people of authority], DO THE SAME TO THEM.
♦ Refrain from threatening, knowing that YOUR MASTER also is in the heavens, and there is no partiality with Him.”
HOW WE THE PEOPLE SHOULD REACT
“For the rest, my brothers, be strong in the MASTER and in the mightiness of His strength. Put on the complete armor of Elohim, for you to have the POWER TO STAND against the schemes of the devil. Because …
♦ we do not struggle against flesh and blood,
♦ but against rulers,
♦ against delegated influence,
♦ against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age,
♦ against supernatural matters of evilness in the heavenly realms.
Because of this,
♦ take up the complete armor of Elohim
♦ so that you have the power to OPPOSE
in the wicked day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand, then, having girded your waist with
and having put on the breastplate of
and having fitted your feet with
♦ the PREPARATION OF THE GOOD NEWS OF PEACE;
above all, having taken up the
♦ SHIELD OF BELIEF with which you shall have the power to quench all the burning arrows of the wicked one.
Take also the
♦ HELMET OF DELIVERANCE,
♦ and THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT,
which is the
♦ WORD OF ELOHIM,
♦ PRAYING AT ALL TIMES,
with all prayer
♦ and SUPPLICATION IN THE SPIRIT,
♦ WATCHING IN ALL PERSEVERANCE
and supplication for all the set-apart ones …”