I've Got You Covered! (3 of 8) by Dennis Marquardt
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Series: Spiritual Warfare
Eph. 6:14b, Isa. 59:16-17; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; Lev. 10:10-11
INTRO: We live in a time when we feel helpless and vulnerable. So much has changed in the past 100 years:
We've gone from horses to automobiles
We've gone from walking to flying
We've gone from millions to billions of people on the planet
We've gone from huge tubes to microprocessors
We've gone from the Earth to the Moon
We've gone from harnessing the power of oxen to the atom
We've gone from drawing pictures to broadcasting them in color
We've gone from candles to incandescent light bulbs
We've had many revolutions also in this time period:
Civil rights revolution Technical revolution
Women's revolution Economic revolution
Political revolution Medical revolution
Sexual revolution Energy revolution
But what the world really needs is not a revolution but a revelation - one of righteousness. We still need for our hearts to be protected from the onslaught of Satan's influences and the power of evil.
The human heart desires to be safe, but in a world full of conflict, especially spiritual conflict, the only safe place is in Christ!
ILLUS: A true story: A retired couple was alarmed by the threat of nuclear war so they undertook a serious study of all the inhabited places on the globe. Their goal was to determine where in the world would be the place to be least likely affected by a nuclear war. A place of ultimate security. They studied and traveled, traveled and studied. Finally they found the place. And on Christmas they sent their pastor a card from their new home--in the Falkland Islands. However, their ''paradise'' was soon turned into a war zone by Great Britain and Argentina. Jesus said, ''Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.'' -- James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale H ...
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