17. It is a terrifying thought to imagine oneself on a battlefield with nothing in hand to fight the enemy. vi. (Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity.) Thus Peter conquered on Pentecost, and Paul in his labors. The armor before described is to protect; the sword to assail. The Christian soldier filled with the Spirit must "preach the word". The want of any one thing makes him incomplete. K.J.V. Chris- in Replyon Ephesians 6:17 Felisha, if you mean as in a house that is haunted, then I have not encountered any & the Bible doesn't speak of such occurrences. There is but one other of the Apostle's letters similarly devoid of personal messages, viz. 14 (R.V.). The 'of' here does not indicate apposition, as in the 'shield of faith,' or 'the helmet of salvation,' nor is it the 'of' of possession, so that the meaning is to be taken as being the sword which the Spirit wields, but it is the 'of' expressing origin, as in the 'armour of God'; it is the sword which the Spirit supplies. Isa 59:17 says: "He put a helmet of salvation on his head". "For we are saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? There is but one other of the Apostle's letters similarly devoid of personal messages, viz. Paul then says that, if a person has hope, he is motivated to wait patiently for what he hopes to see. Young's Till now our armour has been only defensive. Ephesians 6:17 Context 15 And your feete shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace. vi. In turning to the great words which I have read as a text, I ask you to mark their width and their simplicity. NIV New International Version. But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance." Take the helmet of salvation - Or, as it is expressed, I Thessalonians 5:8, And for a helmet, the hope of salvation. S. Paul told the Ephesian Christians to be strong in the Lord, and in these days especially we need strong Christians, strong Churchmen. The armour for this is the hope of salvation. Thus always and everywhere. Cancel. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. But beyond the brethren in these Asiatic churches (as a kind of circular letter to whom this epistle was probably sent) …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John, The Sword of the SpiritDifficulties meet us even in standing our ground; for the apostle, two or three times, bids us--"Stand." Till now our armour has been only defensive. Armed with this helmet, the hope of the joy set before him, Christ endured the cross, and despised the shame, #Heb 12:2|. 15 And your feete shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace. See Heb 4:12. Isa 59:17 says: "He put a helmet of salvation on his head". 17. Which best represents the problem with the comment? EPHESIANS vi. Am so bless because God has given me the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, halleluyah. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. The helmet protects the head, the part of the body most vital to quality of life. J. Wilmot-Buxton—The Life of Duty, a Year's Plain Sermons, v. 2, Third Day for all SaintsWHAT TO PRAY.--For all Saints "With all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all saints."--EPH. It reappears, in a slightly, Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John, 'Stand, therefore, having girded your loins with truth.'--Eph. vi. Thus always and everywhere. The Christian soldier filled with the Spirit must "preach the word". 13. The head is that part which is most carefully to be defended. The only thing that can really defeat and destroy us is for us to give up. Text: Ephesians 6, 10-17. 13. However many conflicts he may have waged, he is still to be ever ready for fresh assaults, for in regard to them he may be quite sure that to-morrow will bring its own share of them, and that the evil day is never left behind so long as days still last. Till now our armour has been only defensive. And the sword of the Spirit, the word of God - This Satan cannot withstand, when it is edged and wielded by faith. 6:17 And take for an helmet the hope of salvation - #1Thes 5:8|. See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. Why? 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. vi. Believers are one body, and ought to pray, not so much for the welfare of their own church or society, but, first of all, for all saints. The numerous personal greetings usually found at the close of Paul's letters are entirely absent from this Epistle. NET New English Translation. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Ephesians 6:17: 1 Corinthians 15:26 The 'of' here does not indicate apposition, as in the 'shield of faith,' or 'the helmet of salvation,' nor is it the 'of' of possession, so that the meaning is to be taken as being the sword which the Spirit wields, but it is the 'of' expressing origin, as in the 'armour of God'; it is the sword which the Spirit supplies. Bible Gateway Recommends. The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. The Roman soldier wore on his head a metallic cap to protect it from blows, called a helmet. And there is no greater subtilty of Satan, nor no stronger self deceit, than this, to palliate and cover vices with the shadow of virtue, and to present corruptions under the similitude of graces. EPHESIANS vi. …H. NASB New American Standard Bible. Salvation, the consciousness that we have a Savior "able to save unto the uttermost" (Heb 7:25). The lowest degree of this hope is a confidence that God will work the whole work of faith in us; the highest is a full assurance of future glory, added to the experimental knowledge of pardoning love. We must either fight or be lost. But beyond the brethren in these Asiatic churches (as a kind of circular letter to whom this epistle was probably sent). The Roman soldier wore on his head a metallic cap to protect it from blows, called a helmet. What is that? 23. In turning to the great words which I have read as a text, I ask you to mark their width and their simplicity. All which we have in their place is this entirely general good wish, and the still more general and wider one in the subsequent verse. That is, the Spirit conquers through him. Is there a sunch thing as being haunted and so how do u know. A.S.V. The armour for this is the hope of salvation. It is the part that holds knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and memories of life's experiences, that determines the kind of life we lead. 18. That general exhortation is followed by clauses which are sometimes said to be cotemporaneous, 'The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.'--Eph. Text: Ephesians 6, 10-17. Revelation 6:2. vi. And the sword of the Spirit. In the rush of the fight, men are apt to be carried off their legs. And take the helmet of salvation — That is, the hope of salvation, as it is expressed in the parallel passage, 1 Thessalonians 5:8.The helmet was for the defence of the head, a part which it concerned them most carefully to defend, because one stroke there might easily have proved fatal. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. One stroke here may prove fatal. Ephesians 6:17. That general exhortation is followed by clauses which are sometimes said to be cotemporaneous …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John, 'The Sword of the Spirit''The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.'--Eph. "My brethren, be strong in the Lord," A weak and cowardly soldier is a pitiful object, but a weak-kneed, cowardly Christian is still more so. A.F.V 10. It is the thinking part where choices and judgments are made, where attitudes reside and surge forth in conduct. 12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the worldrulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. And there is no greater subtilty of Satan, nor no stronger self deceit, than this, to palliate and cover vices with the shadow of virtue, and to present corruptions under the similitude of graces.

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