OUR CONTEST TOPIC

Ephesians 6:10-20

and related verses

Every Engage Art Contest has centered around Ephesians 6:10-20, commonly known as the Spiritual Battle passage. Engage Art creates a space for artists to express their vision of the Spiritual Battle, inviting all artists to reflect on this critical spiritual dynamic.

Submissions can focus on the Spiritual Battle itself, or on any part of this set of verses (truth, righteousness, etc.). Artists can draw inspiration from any Scripture, as long as they can relate it back to Ephesians 6:10-20. Using battle imagery is not required.

While Ephesians 6:10-20 is our focus Scripture for the Engage Art Contest, here are some other passages that cover the spiritual battle. We encourage you to read each Scripture in its full context.

THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE – THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD

Ephesians 6:10-20

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

SPIRITUAL BATTLE

Additional Verses

Isaiah 54:17

No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.

1 John 4:4

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

Romans 8:37

In all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 

1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Zechariah 4:6

‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 

Luke 10:19

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

John 8:32

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Matthew 18:18-19

Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

Deuteronomy 28:7

The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Revelations 12:11

And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Psalm 18:39

For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

John 16:33

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Romans 12:21

Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Matthew 16:18

On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Joshua 23:10

One of your men puts to flight a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, just as He promised you. 

Deuteronomy 3:22

Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the one fighting for you.Romans 8:31What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Psalm 44:5

Through You we will push back our adversaries, through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.

2 Chronicles 20:15

This is what the Lord says to you: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s…”

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.