Able to Withstand 

The scripture states, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:12-13)

What is withstanding? 

An Internet search on Google reveals that to withstand is to remain undamaged or unaffected by; or to resist. To offer strong resistance or opposition to (someone or something).

As well, consider this visual descriptor: “the structure had been designed to withstand winds of more than 100 mph.

Some synonyms of withstand are… weather, survive, endure, cope with, stand, tolerate, bear, stomach, defy, brave, hold out against, tough out,  or bear up against.

Withstand Whom or What? 

Well, your enemy, of course. However, Ephesians 6:12 indicates that the enemy does not involve flesh or blood- that means if you can see them or it, they or it is likely not your real enemy. The enemies are behind the scenes and often unseen: principalities, …powers, …the rulers of the darkness of this world, …spiritual wickedness in high places. 

How to Withstand? 

According to Ephesians 6:13, you withstand by  taking “unto you the whole armour of God.” Taking unto simply means to put on. 

For more about the armour of God, stay tuned…


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