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AspenMarch 19, 2020

Another powerful defense is charity. It is literally a shield of faith. Moroni 7:45 “And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” Charity is a premium defense. It blocks all kinds of attacks from getting inside our armor. Our mind is clean and clear, our shields deflect careless friendly-fire (ie. ignoring simple criticisms with a Godly perspective), our armor is strong, and we are prepared for spiritual warfare.

Michael HousemanSeptember 25, 2015

Not wishing to be picky, but the Roman centurion uniform was different than the middle age armor shown. The one thing that sticks out in my mind is the sword of the spirit. The sword described in the scriptures was a short sword meant for thrusting, machaira(Greek), is meant for close combat, not the broad sword of the middle ages. Machaira was for one on one combat and this is significant. It means we have to get close to the enemy to pierce his heart, spiritually speaking. We can't fight the enemy swinging a broad sword wildly and hope to pierce the enemy's heart. We have to be in close proximity. The Spirit is the Comforter and the love of God is the key that will pierce the enemy's heart.

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