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Edward Polhill, A Preparation for Suffering in an Evil Day, chapter vii:

The fourth direction is this, if we would be in a fit posture for suffering, we must labour after a precious faith; a dogmatical faith will not do it; the devil himself, who is the chief agent in persecution, hath such a faith; neither will a temporary faith do it, this is but a mere blossom, that falls off in a storm of persecution; it must be a precious faith, a furnace faith, that will endure the fiery trial. This is the apostle’s θυρεὸς, shield like a door, broad enough to cover the soul and all its graces, (Eph. 6:16); this is to be taken above all other pieces of spiritual armour; it is eminent among the graces