You know the message God sent to the people of Israel,
announcing the good news of peace through
Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.
For all that exists originates in Him;
comes through Him,
and is moving toward Him;
so give Him the glory forever.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
endures all things.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus
throughout all generations, for ever and ever!
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
13 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 firm.
14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing;
in everything give thanks;
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
For there is one God, and there is one mediator
between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
Jesus is the bridge for man's prayers to be received by God.
(The Angels) Are they not all ministering spirits
sent out to serve for the sake of those who inherit salvation.
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever!