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It is our belief in Christ Chapel that it is up to the Church to pray God’s will into the earth because Jesus says: “I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom of heaven”. (Matthew 16:18-19). Jesus has given us the authority to release His will on earth through prayer.
COVERED BY HIS LOVE – I’M PROTECTED! Rev. Elekima Ekine
Songs of Solomon 2:4 (amp)
“He brought me to the banqueting house, and His banner over me was love (for love waved as a protecting and comforting banner over my head when I was near Him).” S.S. 2:4 (amp)
There is a lot fear right now hovering around in the atmosphere what with the incidence of bombings and attacks going on in some parts of the country. Added to this is the already prevalent issue of armed robbery attacks and the like.
All these however are in line with what the scriptures foretold:
“But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear] 2Timothy3:1 (amp).
Though this is what the scripture say. Does it mean God’s children are left at the mercy of the elements or the devil? No absolutely not. You have been provided for by God. Your protection has been provided for in the covenant.
God has a covenant with you and I, a covenant based upon a better package (better promises). It is the covenant of His love.
“…His banner over me was love (for love waved as a protecting and comforting banner over my head when I was near Him).”
You are covered by His love and in that covering you are protected against all attack, all harms and all fears. Covered and protected by His love, no weapon formed against you shall prosper.
“In righteousness shall thou be established thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear and from terror (terrorists, terrorism); it shall not come near thee… No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.” …This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me saith the Lord”. Isaiah54:14, 17
Notice, what the scripture said, it is your being established in righteousness that makes that happen for you. Now before you start to think that depends on what you do, He says your righteousness is of Him, it is not of you or your works.
What brought you into that position? It was His love – waved as a banner over you.
“…Love is invincible facing danger and death… The fire of love stops at nothing, it sweeps everything before it. Flood waters cannot drown it out…” S.S. 8:6-7
Since you are covered by this love, you are invincible facing danger and death. This is why a thousand can fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand but it will not come near you. Glory to God!
You are covered by His love and you are protected!
Have more faith in the covering over you than in what the enemy is doing!