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Luke 24:49 (AMP)
And behold, I will send forth upon you what My Father has promised; but remain in the city [Jerusalem] until you are clothed with power from on high.

Paul talks about this process of being clothed with power, he calls us to take off the old nature [our beggars robes] and put on the new man [our robes of righteousness]

Its a conscious process - through the spirit, by prayer - we order our thoughts, “[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah) 2 Corinthians 10:5 (AMP)”

Then our words [which justify us] and our deeds proceed from the new creation - the new man; we speak the Word - so our faith is action - so the natural is changed.

We avoid listening to the world and talking the world’s negative language - which creates only evil.

Paul says put on the Armour of God

Ephesians 6:13-17 (AMP)
Therefore put on God’s complete armour, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
Stand therefore [hold your ground], [The territory of the Kingdom of God] having tightened the belt of truth around your loins.. [Truth contains and controls our base or animal passions - it girds our loins] and having put on the breastplate of Righteousness [of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God] [The Righteousness of God is ours by the Blood of the Lamb - Jesus, His Righteousness protects our vitality -our vital organs - hold fast our heart - our emotions, 'proves' that is tests our desires]
15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.[The Gospel shoes direct us promptly along the paths of righteousness; keeping us on track according to God's good plan]
16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one]. ["Psalm 33:20: Our inner selves wait [earnestly] for the Lord; He is our Help and our Shield. (AMP)" - God is a shield!! When we lift up the shield of faith we life up God!!  We no longer look into the face of the enemy, the adversary is obscured by faith, rather we stare into the very nature of God through faith.
17 And take the helmet of salvation [that protects our head - Salvation brings about right thinking - positive spiritual creative thinking that enables the Word to come from our lips - and God by faith creates the fruit of our lips - changing the natural so it conforms to the spiritual; positive spiritual creative thinking that gives birth to deeds - for faith without works is vain; but we have to put the Helmet on, have to take control of our own thoughts and determine  ..not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices, And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self], which is [ever in the process of being] renewed and remoulded into [fuller and more perfect knowledge upon] knowledge after the image (the likeness) of Him Who created it. Colossians 3:9-10 (AMP) Lie = devil = old nature = negative thought/word/deed/ i.e. denying the promises of God - listening to those who would say to us don't shout out in faith!] and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. [The word of God is both defensive, blocking an attack, and offensive: "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)" The Word by piercing and dividing is actually creative - did not God create by the spoken Word that divided light from dark, water from land?'

Finally I like to picture the resplendent robe of righteousness

Isaiah 61:10 (AMP)
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

I picture that robe worn over the armour in the manner of an ancient soldier would a regal cloak; for my armour is not worn as for battle - but in celebration of victory - I am not dressed for war but to parade and proclaim victory; I am no foot soldier

Revelation 1:6 (KJV)
And [Jesus] hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.