6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right..(?)
6:2 Honour thy father and mother, which is the first commandment with
6:3 That it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.
6:4 And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath. But bring
them up in the nurture
of the Lord.
6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to
the flesh, with fear and trembling, in.(word
'in' here would be equally accurate to have been rendered 'with').singleness
of your heart, as unto Christ;
Ephesians 6:6 Not
with eyeservice, as menpleasers, but as the servants of Christ, doing the
will of God from the heart.
6:6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers.(nothing
wrong with pleasing others as long as it's good for you too; pleasing others
for selfish advantage is not good for you because it comes with later negative
kickbacks); but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God
from the heart.
6:7 With good will doing service, as to the
Lord and not to men..(when
you do good things for others, try to see that the Creator is in them,
as He is in all others
as well; just be aware of that in your thoughts, even thought most are
yet awakend to that)
6:8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man does.(*),
the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
6:9 And, you masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening,
knowing that your Master also is in heaven, neither is there respect of
persons with him.
6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of
'ability, force, strength, might'. Hw to be strong? Decide to be and practice
the things of the heart that make one strong, the disciplines.
6:11 Put on the whole armour
has the whole armor?), that you may be able to
stand against the wiles
of the devil.
the wiles of the dark side is not being in warfare with the devil:.Matthew
5:39. Instead these things make you to be on the
qui vive. One doesn't fight those things already defeated, such as
the dark side group of evil (Matthew
5:39; Luke 10:18), but rather,
allows it to bring forth the things extant
that will automatically resist it (James
4:7) and these are the things of higher consciousness and in the
process you become of stronger character for good.
Ephesians 6:12 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.
6:12 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.(that
which is against high consciousness).in
high.(original is 'heavenly',
invisible realm; and just what
would the spiritual wickedness be).places..(all
these negative things are part of what's in the collective
consciousness of mankind; that's why we need a
higher consciousness, a
new direction with help, which can take us out of this
world of mass mind ego consciousness and the resultant
disappointments in life and onto the pathway of
Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole
armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having
done all, to stand.
6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour.(to
verse 18).of God, that you may be able
what?).in the evil day..(what
is 'the evil day'?).and
having done all.(done
your best, done all you could), to stand..(safety
and protection in the higher
6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth.(so,
the Bible).and having
on the breastplate of righteousness.
or sash was always
with the ancients. It was an important part of their dress in war as well
as in peace. They wore loose, flowing robes and it became necessary to
gird them up when they traveled or ran or labored. The girdle was often
highly ornamented and was the place where they carried their money, their
sword, their pipe, their writing instruments, etc. The 'girdle' seems sometimes
to have been a cincture
of iron or steel and designed to keep every part of the armor in its place
and to gird the soldier on every side."
6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the
gospel of peace;
6:16 Above all taking the
shield of faith wherewith you are able to quench all the
fiery darts of the wicked.
describes the boldness,
has who knows God
is both real and extremely powerful. How
does one prove God is real? And how
powerful is God?
devil, the dark side's job, its programming, is to amplify a person's
decisions made out of low consciousness towards evil, to get you discouraged,
despondent, distracted and depressed. So long as one permits negative thoughts
and decisions to bind holds (2Corinthians
10:4,5) on himself or herself, they will be subject to
evil thoughts keeping them out
of alignment with the Infinite Intelligent Energy, effectively pinpricking
them to death:.Revelation
4:9,10. Here danger
doesn't look like danger, but it's all a suck
in to take you down
little by little into depravity.
6:17 And take the helmet of
salvation and the sword of the Spirit.which
is the word of God.
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always
with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching thereunto with
all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
does this mean?).with all prayer and
in the Spirit.(you can
know that you are 'in the spirit' because the things of the spirit are
they that are of the Creator and those are the things of
watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
6:19 And for me that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open
my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,
6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds, that therein I may speak
boldly as I ought to speak.
6:21,22 But that you also may know my affairs and how I do, Tychicus,
a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to
you all things, whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that you
might know our affairs and that he might comfort your hearts.
6:23 Peace be to the brethren and love with faith, from God the Father
and the Lord Emmanuel the Christ.
6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Emmanuel the Christ
To the Ephesians,
Paul and written from Rome, by Tychicus.