Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

All Christians should understand some basic principles of spiritual warfare

We are to be strong IN the Lord and IN the power of HIS might

6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

That indicates that this is a war you can’t win in your own strength or in your own person. We have to put on the whole armor that you may be able to stand

6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 13 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.

Without his armor you will not be able to stand. This is a spiritual war—not an economic war, not a cultural war but a spiritual war

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.

Your goal is to stand—not be moved from your faith in Christ 6:13 stand is to abide or continue

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.

The word withstand is to stand against, oppose or resist

6:13 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.

We are commanded to just stand—that is not to go forward nor accomplish anything but just to stand or continue in place

6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Without Him we can do nothing anyway

John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Above all – every where, at all times, most importantly take your shield of faith

6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.