God has provided for your protection

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 6

GOD HAS PROVIDED FOR YOUR PROTECTION

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)

The armor of God is your defense against the attacks of Satan.

It includes the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness.  It is the shoes of the gospel of peace, the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation.  It is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

Look, now, at those elements one more time.  Truth, righteousness, faith, salvation, the gospel of peace and the word of God.  Which of these things did you work for?  Which of them did you earn?

None.

To be sure, the armor must be applied, but never forget that God supplied it to you freely because of His love and grace.  You didn’t earn it, so you don’t have to work to keep it, simply rest and receive!

No matter what spiritual opposition comes your way, be strengthened and filled with hope by this truth: God has provided for your protection.

-Pastor Phillip

 

God has provided for your protection

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 6

GOD HAS PROVIDED FOR YOUR PROTECTION

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)

The armor of God is your defense against the attacks of Satan.

It includes the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness. It is the shoes of the gospel of peace, the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation. It is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

Look, now, at those elements one more time. Truth, righteousness, faith, salvation, the gospel of peace and the word of God. Which of these things did you work for? Which of them did you earn?

None.

To be sure, the armor must be applied, but never forget that God supplied it to you freely because of His love and grace. You didn’t earn it, so you don’t have to work to keep it, simply rest and receive!

No matter what spiritual opposition comes your way, be strengthened by this truth.

God has provided for your protection.

-Pastor Phillip

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Hold the Line

Hold the Line

A couple of weeks ago I preached a message for the people of outpostChurch called “Hold the Line.”  It was an encouragement to stand strong in the face of temptation, and a reminder that Jesus is with us in our time of greatest need.  You can listen to the message here.  I shared a short poem in closing, and wanted to share it with you.  I pray it’s a blessing.
-Pastor Phillip

“Hold the Line”

When the struggle is hard and the battle is fierce, hold the line.
When the onslaught is strong and you’re feeling so weak, hold the line.
When your enemy comes and you’re feeling alone, hold the line.
When you cry out for help and you’re still on your own, hold the line.

When the fear is the deepest, hold the line.
When the wait is the longest, hold the line.
When the night is the darkest, hold the line.
When the pain is the strongest, hold the line!

When it feels like you’re losing, hold the line,
For your Savior is coming, hold the line,
Your deliverance is near, hold the line.
Hold the line, hold the line, HOLD THE LINE!

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (Ephesians 6:13)

 

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