"And take...the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God...pray at all times in the Spirit." Ephesians 6:17-18
"Take" is God's call to action, to wage war against unseen, spiritual forces of relentless evil. His warriors overcome this powerful enemy, by staying in the word, and praying in the Spirit.
Staying in the word reveals God's strategy, for resisting the enemy. Knowledge of God's word isn't power. His word reveals your weakness, and prepares you to pray for His power.
"Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7
NOTE TO SELF: Staying power is inseparably linked to prayer power. Praying in the Spirit releases a blood transfusion of His courage into your heart, to strengthen your grip on His sword. Prayer transforms a powerless values system into a powerful weapons system. You need both to resist the enemy.
TALK LESS! PRAY MORE!